In brief: AAH president to depart, Cardinal seals deal

Friday, March 22, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tyler Wilson, president and CEO of AAHomecare, will leave the association in September, when his employment contract expires, according to a press release. It’s a mutual decision between Wilson, who joined the organization in 2006, and members of AAHomecare’s executive committee. “Tyler led the association through one of the most challenging periods in the history of the industry by steadying it, reaching out to organizations with similar interests, strengthening the association’s financial position and increasing its focus on the numerous challenges in Washington,” stated Joel Marx, volunteer board chairman at AAHomecare, and chairman of Cleveland-based Medical Service Company. Wilson’s departure is the third in recent weeks: Michael Reinemer and Walt Gorski have also left the association. A committee consisting of members of the executive committee, and led by past AAHomecare Board Chairman A.J. Filippis, will conduct a nationwide search for a replacement, the release noted.

Cardinal seals deal

DUBLIN, Ohio – Cardinal Health on March 18 completed its acquisition of AssuraMed, a direct-to-home HME supplies distributor, according to a press release. The $2.07 billion acquisition was financed with a combination of $1.3 billion in new senior unsecured notes and cash. All members of the AssuraMed management team have joined Cardinal Health, and the business will continue to be led by Michael Petras Jr., president of AssuraMed.

Amigo Mobility president runs London Marathon

BRIDGEPORT, Mich. – Tim Drumhiller, president of Amigo Mobility, will run the London Marathon in April to benefit the Rooprai Spinal Trust, according to a press release. Rooprai Spinal Trust, a charity that provides funding for support and research for those with spinal cord injuries, was founded in 2006 by Marianne Rooprai and her fiancé, Andy Uttridge, after Rooprai was injured in a car accident that left her paralyzed from the shoulders down. The London Marathon, Drumhiller’s 19th overall, will take place April 21.

Short takes

Brightree launched No-Touch Workflows software at Medtrade Spring. It will allow users to improve workflow through payer-product rules and increased automation in the Brightree patient platform…MedAct Software has introduced MedAct Business Manager, a tool which aggregates data from multiple sources by using analytics technology, providing workflow visualization, performance forecasting, scenario planning and analytics to strengthen cash flow…Sunrise Medical has added a product selection guide and user login to its website. It has also launched the SunMed App to allow customers to access the site’s features on mobile devices…Pride Mobility Products has partnered with Serta on the launch of the new Serta Perfect Lift Chair, the first lift chair to feature Serta’s gel memory foam…MedBill DME Billing Service is moving its offices from Apollo, Pa., to Plum, Pa. The move will be made in part to address growth of the company’s East Coast operations… Aeroflow Healthcare will now provide at-home sleep testing and treatment to members of discount insurance provider Careington International.