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Assure Holdings Appoints Dr. Christopher Rumana to its Board of Directors

DENVER, Dec. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Assure Holdings Corp. (the “Company” or “Assure”) (TSXV: IOM; OTCPK: ARHH), a provider of intraoperative neuromonitoring services, has appointed Dr. Christopher Rumana to its board of directors, effective December 19, 2018. He is the Company’s fifth board member and the third serving independently.

Dr. Rumana brings over 20 years of experience in the medical field as a board-certified neurosurgeon, along with serving in various senior management and board of director roles for several facilities. He previously served as the president of the Tallahassee Neurological Clinic where he was instrumental in substantially growing its neurological practice. He was also the president and chairman of Caduceus, LLC, a joint venture pain management facility and surgery center.

“Dr. Rumana’s extensive background in the medical field, as both a neurosurgeon and business leader, will provide invaluable insight to our board of directors,” said John A. Farlinger, Assure’s executive chairman and interim CEO. “His unique experience in growing neurological practices and understanding the underlying business dynamics of hospitals and medical clinics will be an important asset as we continue to expand our footprint in new markets.”

Since 2011, Dr. Rumana has been a member of the board of directors at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where he currently serves as the chairman of the board. He also previously served as the chairman of the medical staff, the chairman of the division of neurological surgery and as a member of the medical executive committee.

Dr. Rumana commented on his appointment: “Having been in the medical field for over two decades, I have seen the demand for intraoperative neuromonitoring services significantly increase. Assure has built an exceptional platform with a proven track record of success necessary to meet this growing demand. I look forward to leveraging my experience in the medical field to provide key insights needed to penetrate additional markets and grow the company’s footprint.”

Dr. Rumana earned his M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School, and he completed his residency at the Baylor College of Medicine. His appointment remains subject to review and approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.

About Assure Holdings

Assure Holdings Corp. is a Colorado-based company that works with neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons to provide a turnkey suite of services that support intraoperative neuromonitoring activities during invasive surgeries. Assure employs its own staff of technologists and uses its own state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, handles 100% of intraoperative neuromonitoring scheduling and setup, and bills for all technical services provided. While Assure focuses primarily on supporting spinal and vascular surgeries, plans are in place to support other classes of medicine that rely on the standard of care that intraoperative neuromonitoring provides. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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John Farlinger, Executive Chairman
Assure Holdings Corp.
(604) 763-7565

Cody Slach, Managing Director
Liolios Investor Relations
(949) 574-3860

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