NMA delivers intraoperative monitoring (IOM) to help surgeons observe a patient’s neural structures during surgery. While similar to standard tools that monitor blood pressure and temperature, their technology arms surgeons with a new level of visibility in the OR.
NMA CEO Nick Luekenga spent years working in the healthcare industry. After hearing about one particularly uncomfortable surgery, he saw a need for better technology. The surgeon “…was really uncomfortable during the surgery, because the data and information he wanted to be able to gather during surgery to help him make good decisions for patient outcome wasn’t available to him.”
“…We know what we’re doing is ultimately better for healthcare, it’s better for the surgeon, it’s better for the hospital, and it’s much better for the patient.”
– Nick Luekenga
So Nick set out on a mission to create an IOM technology that enabled better outcomes all the way around, and a service that emphasized providing competent, consistent, compassionate support around that technology.
“He has an incredible entrepreneurial drive.”
– Clint Peterson
While their technology is a game-changer in the OR, it’s NMA’s mission that separates them from the competition.
“While mission statements for a lot of organizations that we work in and around may be something like, ‘We provide care to patients’ or ‘we help avoid preventable injuries during surgery,’ ours is different. Our mission is to advance intraoperative monitoring and improve patient care through technology, innovation, and compassionate clinicians,” Nick says.
Nick’s mission for good extends to his employees, too. “He doesn’t wake up in the morning and think about himself… He thinks about the people he’s working with, and the people he’s working for,” says Clint Peterson, Managing Partner at Peterson Partners.
At Peterson Partners, we believe that a good investment does good. And that’s what made NMA a natural fit for us. Learn more about Nick and see the power of capital in action by visiting the NMA website.