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American Society of Plastic Surgeons Extends Endorsement of CareCredit

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the largest plastic surgery specialty association in the world, today extended its endorsement of CareCredit, the leading provider of financing to consumers for elective healthcare. This is the 12th consecutive year the ASPS has reaffirmed its confidence in CareCredit, which is, and has been, the only patient financing company endorsed by the organization.

"CareCredit's proven commitment and focus on delivering service excellence to our members and their patients, along with their nearly 30 years of healthcare lending experience, were key factors in our decision to reaffirm our endorsement," said Michael D. Costelloe, executive vice president, ASPS. "Our members are overwhelmingly satisfied with CareCredit so the decision to continue the relationship made sense not only for our members, but also for their patients."

The ASPS executive committee and board of directors evaluated its relationship with CareCredit on the following criteria: provider satisfaction, customer satisfaction, commitment to the plastic surgery industry and experience in consumer healthcare lending.

"As the demand for elective aesthetic procedures grows, extending the exclusive endorsement demonstrates ASPS's long-standing commitment to deliver first-class service to both its members and their patients," said Greg Pierce, senior vice president of sales, CareCredit. "CareCredit's consistently high cardholder satisfaction ratings bolster our ability to deliver patients a superior financing experience."

CareCredit's latest Cardholder Engagement Study, conducted in Q4 of 2014* by a third party, confirms cardholders continue to be highly satisfied with their CareCredit credit card, consistently rating it favorably across a number of areas including:

  • Nine out of 10 (89 percent) cardholders said they were satisfied with CareCredit;
  • 96 percent of cardholders rated CareCredit as a good, very good or excellent value;
  • 92 percent of cardholders were willing to recommend CareCredit to a friend; and
  • Nearly half (48 percent) of cardholders would have postponed or not moved forward with the procedure if CareCredit had not been available.

*Cardholder Engagement Study, Q4 2014, conducted for CareCredit by Chadwick Martin Bailey. This study has been conducted bi-annually for eight years.

About ASPS

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. Representing more than 11,000 physician members worldwide, the society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 92 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the society represents physicians certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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