Colonial Medical forms strategic partnerships
ORLANDO, Fla. – Colonial Medical Supplies, which was awarded more than 600 contracts in nearly every competitive bidding area (CBA), has become a minority shareholder of Airlife Medical in Auburndale, Fla. Colonial Medical has been serving patients in CBAs through subcontracting agreements, but in late 2013, it began seeking strategic partners to serve patients directly. Airlife Medical represents Colonial Medical’s third such investment in 2013. Colonial Medical was awarded contracts for walkers, oxygen, CPAP, manual and power wheelchairs, hospital beds and support surfaces. “Due to the common ownership, Airlife has been added to the Medicare Provider Directory as a competitive bid winner under the Colonial contract, as well as other private insurance contracts which Colonial is contracted,” stated David Bruinsma, CEO of Colonial Medical.