PE-backed AxelaCare appoints Buning as COO

AxelaCare Health Solutions, a portfolio company of Harvest Partners, has named Daniel C. Buning as chief operating officer. Previously, Buning held a leadership position at Conifer Health Solutions. Based in Lenexa, Kansas, AxelaCare is a home intravenous therapy provider.


LENEXA, Kan., Dec. 16, 2014 – AxelaCare, a leading U.S. home intravenous therapy provider, announced today that Daniel C. Buning was appointed to serve as the company’s chief operating officer.

A 20-year U.S. Army officer and West Point graduate, Buning most recently was the enterprise client delivery leader at Texas-based Conifer Health Solutions, where he led a team of 60 executives who worked with more than 200 acute hospitals in planning and managing their operations. Prior to Conifer, Buning was senior vice president, operations for Chicago-based Accretive Health, which develops programs to improve healthcare provider revenue cycle outcomes. He led the development of several domestic and offshore shared-service operations for 26 client hospitals, covering patient registrations, insurance eligibility and pre-authorizations.

“Dan Buning is a highly skilled and versatile executive and manager who has served in many roles that are relevant and useful as AxelaCare manages its future growth,” said AxelaCare CEO Ted Kramm. “Dan has strong abilities and experience in process design, quality management, data analytics and transactional process improvement. We know Dan has been a strong leader throughout his business and military careers who can help growing, service-oriented businesses optimize the efficiency and productivity of their overall operations.”

“AxelaCare’s patient-first business philosophy and clinical excellence have made the company a transformational leader in home I.V. therapy administration and monitoring. I welcome the opportunity to join this team and contribute to its continued market share growth and lead its day-to-day operations management,” said Buning.

About AxelaCare Health Solutions
Based in Lenexa, Kansas, AxelaCare is a leading provider of specialized immune globulin (IgG) therapy and other intravenous home infusion therapies. Founded by a nurse and pharmacist team and focused on patient care first, AxelaCare is the market leader in supporting outcomes research for immune therapy and has created the industry’s first electronic patient outcomes assessment technology, CareExchange®. AxelaCare has experienced tremendous growth, added top-flight management and employee teams in nursing, patient advocacy, pharmacy, sales and customer service. AxelaCare is also actively acquiring regional and local infusion pharmacies to grow its local market presence and deploy CareExchange® nationwide.