WESTERN MEDICAL CONSULTING
Our healthcare journey began nearly 20 years ago after Scott Rein left the successful law firm he built after a 14-year career in business law to co-found and manage the Salus Surgical Group. It became one of the most successful outpatient surgery center companies in the U.S. with more than 400 physician partners; $100m+ in annual revenue; and relationships forged by working with the top medical specialists in the world and advising major academic medical centers.
While managing Salus, Rein collaborated with a well-known consulting group in Beijing, China analyzing the outpatient surgical market and the overall private market for healthcare in China. After coming to the attention of the United States Olympic Committee, Rein and his company was appointed the Official Provider of Emergency Services for the U.S. athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and he created and managed the USOC’s first “urgent orthopedic program” bringing a world-class team of American orthopedists to the 2008 Olympic Games.
Following the 2008 Olympics, Rein founded Western Medical (People’s Republic of China) a diverse healthcare consulting company that collaborated with Chinese public and private hospitals and clinics to establish international specialty care departments in the areas of sports medicine, spine, pain management, and reproductive medicine. Partners included leading Chinese academic medical centers and the largest provider of private healthcare in Asia.
Western’s wellness division supported sports leagues (NFL China, NBA, CBA) and international schools (all the international high schools in China as well as NYU’s Shanghai Campus) while consulting with PRC national agencies (including the China Institute for Sports Science and the China Athletic Association) on race medicine, rehabilitation and wellness.
Western’s consulting division advised US and Chinese companies on matters ranging from market entry to the urgent care market, the sale of China’s first luxury senior care residence, and the emerging private insurance market and its utilization in public healthcare — all with a particular focus on cross border transactions. Rein ran these companies from Western’s offices in Guangzhou and Shanghai where he moved with his family in 2010. Rein also co-founded and served on the board of the China Healthcare Executives Group with members drawing from private healthcare, public hospitals, and government agencies.
When the coronavirus struck China, Rein was in the U.S. As the virus spread to the U.S., Rein’s former physician partners beseeched him to use his long-standing personal contacts to help bring in critically necessary PPE and medical devices to healthcare workers. Rein formed Western Medical Consulting & Supplies, LLC (U.S.) and brought in a team of well-connected and longstanding healthcare executives to run operations and sales on both the East Coast and West Coast of the U.S. while agreeing to work on the China side with a select number of established suppliers. In 2020-2021 Western Medical delivered more than 4million pieces of high-quality PPE to Hospitals, Home Healthcare Agencies, government agencies, and schools.
As Covid-19 evolves from a pandemic to an endemic, Western Medical also has evolved and is now utilizing its expertise in strategy and development working on healthcare projects in both the US and China.
”Just received the protective masks we ordered and can say that they are as good and high-quality as clinical. Halfway home from work my boss wrote 'you live to work another day'.Jersey City, NJMedical Company