Friday, October 31, 2003

Hoveround inks exclusive deal
Medtrade - HealthSouth has agreed to conduct functional evaluations exclusively for Sarasota, Fla.-based Hoveround, in an agreement that the architects say is groundbreaking for the HME industry. The deal is the largest in Hoveround’s 11-year history and has the potential to double the company’s business, said Hoveround President Tom Kruse. Under the arrangement, HealthSouth’s occupational and physical therapists will conduct functional evaluations exclusively for Hoveround to help determine a patient’s eligibility for a power chair.
VGM Canada teams with Motion Group
WATERLOO, Iowa and BRAMPTON, Ontario, Canada - VGM Canada and The Motion Group of Canada have announced a merger that will result in both companies benefiting from the other’s strengths. The Motion Group of Canada will merge its operations but continue to operate as a separate entity. The merger will give Motion members the advantage of member services they previously did not have, and VGM will benefit by aligning itself with the substantial buying power of The Motion Group.
N.Y.’s Monroe finds new, bigger home
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Monroe Wheelchair, New York’s largest rehab dealer, just got bigger. The company recently upgraded from 14,000 square feet to a 25,000-square-foot building in upstate New York. The new building gives the company a larger showroom and warehouse, as well as more room for its service department. Monroe has 55 employees and specializes primarily in mobility products.