Clarke Health Care gets place of its own

Friday, January 24, 2014

OAKDALE, Pa. – Clarke Health Care Products has swapped 4,000 square feet in a shared building for 14,000 square feet of its own.

For 25 years, the distributor of bath safety and mobility products and other DME has shared a building with Frank Mobility Systems, a distributor of add-on drives and motors for wheelchairs, and another company.

“But we were running out of space,” said Susan Matuska, who manages the company’s technical services.

Clarke moved into its new building in late November. The building includes the company’s corporate headquarters and a two-story warehouse.

A big reason Clarke has been running out of space: an expanding product portfolio. For example, the company recently added a pediatric shower chair from Boris Healthcare Products and beefed up its offerings from Aquatec and Dolomite.

With some of its inventory in two other locations, Clarke also plans to use the new space to consolidate.

While much of the buzz in the HME industry these days centers on retail, Clarke has developed a niche for itself as a distributor of top-of-the-line, reimbursable DME, Matuska says.

“We’re working with providers, like Numotion, mostly on high-end equipment,” she said