Mobility movers: NSM makes pair of acquisitions, Numotion expands in Midwest

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has acquired the custom rehab division of The Medical Store in South Burlington, Vt., and its home access division, AccessNSM, has acquired Home Safe in Tampa, Fla.

The Medical Store’s custom rehab division broadens NSM’s footprint across the region, adding statewide coverage in Vermont and supplementing the reach of existing branches to extend services into New Hampshire.

“Expanding with new locations allows us to positively impact the lives of more individuals with mobility challenges,” said Bill Mixon, CEO. “We look forward to partnering with healthcare providers to serve clients in these communities.”

Four ATPs from The Medical Store will transition to NSM.

Chris Henry, the owner of The Medical Store, will continue to grow the company’s sleep therapy business, as well as its line of retail HME.

Home Safe, a national full-service home modification and accessibility provider, accelerates NSM’s growing position as a national provider in the market, according to a press release.

“This acquisition not only significantly expands our footprint, but also enhances our nationwide network of branches and mobility experts with the addition of a team of experience home accessibility experts,” Mixon said.

Home Safe’s co-founder Ward Farley will stay on board with NSM, continuing to lead the Tampa operation; and Ferenc Moricz, an ATP, will join NSM there to provide support through “a CRT lens to ensure a clinically holistic approach to accessibility within the home.”

Home Safe is a preferred provider for many third-party payers, including workers’ compensation administrators and Veterans Affairs facilities.

Numotion extends reach in Nebraska, Iowa

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion has acquired the rehab division of Omaha, Neb.-based Midwest Respiratory & Rehab, extending its reach into Nebraska and Iowa.

“We are excited about expanding in Nebraska and Iowa,” said Mike Swinford, CEO, Numotion. “We are always looking for ways to better serve customers and provide them with innovative mobility solutions. Midwest’s reach, coupled with our product and service offerings, provides the disabled community with the best resources available in the market.”

Midwest’s rehab employees will be integrated into Numotion’s north central team. They will gain access to a larger product offering and support infrastructure to increase efficiency, according to a press release.

The acquisition does not include Midwest’s non-complex rehab product lines.

“We are pleased to continue to serve our vent and respiratory customers, as well as continue our services with hospice and nursing home equipment rental throughout the Midwest,” said Mick Hall, vice president, Midwest.