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In brief: West Virginia lawmakers go to bat for HME; Patientco, TwelveStone receive investments

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07/27/2018

WASHINGTON – A group of senators and representatives from West Virginia has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma saying the agency’s May 9 interim final rule “does not go far enough” to ensure continued access to DME for the elderly and disabled in rural areas.

Stakeholders publish ostomy white paper

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05/03/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has partnered with several patient organizations, including the United Spinal Association, the United Ostomy Associations of America and the Spina Bifida Association, to produce a white paper on why the competitive bidding program should not be exp

Coloplast reports 8% organic growth for Q3

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08/16/2017

MINNEAPOLIS – Coloplast says its integration of Comfort Medical continues to “progress to plan” and its U.S. chronic care business saw double-digit organic sales growth in the third quarter. The company, which has its U.S.

Ostomy lifestyle expert feels 'lucky'

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07/31/2017

Laura Cox has served as Shield Healthcare’s ostomy living expert for 3½ years. She was hired by the company after CEO Jim Snell saw her speak about her ileostomy on an episode of Tosh.0.

Shield Healthcare reinvigorates ostomy services division

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07/31/2017

VALENCIA, Calif. – Shield Healthcare recently announced a renewed push to market its ostomy services to Medicare patients nationwide. As part of that effort, Shield has developed an extensive online presence to engage and educate ostomy patients.

Securi-T enters continence market

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05/11/2016

LARGO, Fla. – Securi-T USA has announced an acquisition that will allow the company to expand its portfolio of products beyond ostomy care.

ConvaTec to close manufacturing facility

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01/26/2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. – ConvaTec, a manufacturer of wound care and ostomy products, will begin closing its manufacturing facility here, resulting in 250 layoffs, according to news reports. It expects to complete the closure during the first quarter of 2017.

New customers boost Liberator’s financial results

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05/12/2015

STUART, Fla. – Liberator Medical added 5,758 new customers in the first two quarters of fiscal year 2015, the company announced May 11.

Customer retention pays off at Liberator Medical

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02/10/2015

STUART, Fla. – Liberator Medical Holdings reported net sales of $20.2 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2014, an 8.5% increase compared to the same period in 2013.

Genairex shifts manufacturing

By Jan. 1, 2014, all products will be made at facilities in New Jersey, Virginia and Texas
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10/25/2013

LARGO, Fla. – There’s a long list of reasons behind Stephen Kuehn’s decision to start manufacturing all of Genairex’s ostomy products in the United States.

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