HealthSTAR Communications Announces Exciting New Changes Within the HealthSTAR Fusion Group

HealthSTAR Communications Announces Exciting New Changes Within the HealthSTAR Fusion Group

HealthSTAR Communications Announces Exciting New Changes Within the HealthSTAR Fusion Group

MAHWAH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#HealthSTARtswithUS–HealthSTAR Communications, a leading independent healthcare communications network, announces new leadership and expanded roles within its full-service medical communications division, the HealthSTAR Fusion Group (HFG).

“The HealthSTAR Fusion Group started almost five years ago with the goal of delivering state-of-the-art communications by ‘fusing’ science, medicine, information, and technology with strategy, content, and innovative tactics to truly elevate the impact of communications. HFG will continue to synergize disciplines within the HealthSTAR Network to build robust and exciting integrated communications, strategy, and end-to-end solutions for our customers,” stated Chris Sweeney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HealthSTAR Communications.

Lew Campanaro has accepted the role as General Manager of HealthSTAR Fusion Group after 8 years as Senior Vice President of Account Services at HealthSTAR Strategic Engagements. In his new role, Lew will concentrate on expanding HFG’s capabilities, bringing Fusion capability synergies within the HealthSTAR Network, broadening the Fusion value proposition across its client base, and managing the day-to-day business operations.

“HealthSTAR Fusion Group has been extremely successful over its first five years as a direct result of the tremendous collection of talented individuals who are passionately committed to bringing together all the elements that are essential for state-of-the-art medical communications and this exceptional growth will only continue. We look forward to adding new talent, resources, and standards to HFG in the coming months,” said Lew Campanaro.

Cira Montreys, PhD, is moving to the new role of Chief Medical Officer and Innovations Leader across the HealthSTAR Communications Network. Cira will also join the HealthSTAR Network Operating Committee which will facilitate more collaboration across HealthSTAR divisions to continue to offer the most timely, effective, and high-impact scientific and medical communications strategy and content to all HealthSTAR clients, with a focus on industry-leading innovation. “HealthSTAR Fusion Group will continue to deliver state-of-the-art communications by bringing our passion for science, medicine, and technology with innovative and nontraditional strategies to elevate the impact communications across multi-disciplinary audiences,” offered Montreys.

Kathryn Tricarico, PhD, has been promoted to Group Medical Director of the HealthSTAR Fusion Group, where she will assume day-to-day leadership responsibilities for the HFG medical team. Kathryn will continue HFG’s legacy of leading by example and working with her teams to provide excellent medical communication services for its agency-of-record clients.

HealthSTAR Fusion Group continues to offer the marketplace innovative message delivery formats, content development/refinement, and strategic thought leadership, with a laser-focus on providing the right message via the right channel to the right audience. Partnering with other divisions inside the HealthSTAR Network, HFG can help offer HealthSTAR’s network clients a full-service capability mix, covering the entire lifecycle of a brand/product, from pre-launch to commercial sunsetting.

About HealthSTAR Communications

HealthSTAR Communications is a full-service medical communications company that has been transforming the life sciences industry for over 23-years, generating over 2.5 billion dollars of revenue in that time. The HealthSTAR Communications Network is made up of four distinct divisions—HealthSTAR Strategic Engagements, HealthSTAR Fusion Group, HealthSTAR Patient Engagements and Centron.

HealthSTAR Strategic Engagements (HSE) is a strategic and tactical promotional events business that is quickly approaching its two-millionth live promotional speaker event since its inception in 1998. Combined with unparalleled service, our industry leading enterprise events technology platform, MER360®, which is built to manage every aspect of compliant events, enforce business rules, and capture all transactional data important to our clients.

HealthSTAR Fusion Group (HFG) is a medical education agency that provides scientific strategy, impactful clinical content, and medical education expertise. At its core, HealthSTAR Fusion Group offers clients experience, expertise, and proven results that deliver the right message to the right target audience.

HealthSTAR Patient Engagements (HPE) is a full-service patient engagement agency offering brands the ability to create meaningful impacts and messages that resonate with patients/caregivers through compliant programs, specialized patient-focused content, and years of experience meeting the unique and specific challenges that patient education brings. HPE leverages the HealthSTAR Networks proven models of success, proprietary technology, and content expertise. HPE strives to make the complex simple for both brands, patients, caregivers, and the entire patient ecosystem.

Centron is an award-winning healthcare communications agency with a focus on specialty brands, especially oncology and rare diseases. Centron excels in analyzing and optimizing their services in creative branding, campaign ideation, integrated strategic services, and promotional communications for each client’s unique needs.


TC Sweeney

Chief of Staff

HealthSTAR Strategic Engagements