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Invacare, Motion Concepts join forces


Invacare continued its march toward greater operational efficiency in November, announcing that it had consolidated sales forces and product portfolios with Motion Concepts, a subsidiary that specializes in seating and positioning products.

Mixon steps down as Invacare CEO

Monday, November 22, 2010

After Mal Mixon suffered a mild stroke last spring, many in the HME industry wondered if he'd ever return as Invacare's CEO.

Don't be afraid—be smart


A few years ago, we worked with a company that was struggling. They were slumping under the weight of reimbursement changes and operating inefficiently. Thankfully, the leadership realized that something had to give and changes needed to be made to find a way back to success. They needed to focus on core competencies and streamline operations to position themselves for the present and the future. If they didn't make substantive changes, they would fail.
That company was Invacare.

Invacare offers CPR to gasping providers


ELYRIA, Ohio - If the industry fails to delay the elimination of the first-month purchase option for power wheelchairs, Invacare plans to give CPR to providers who need it.

Invacare shines in second quarter


Invacare outperformed Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter, and company officials feel good about their chances to operate successfully under competitive bidding.

The 10 most interesting people in HME

Friday, July 30, 2010

People love lists. I love lists. Why is that? What is it about a list that makes you automatically want to scan it?



Invacare CEO and Chairman of the Board Mal Mixon recently suffered a mild stroke and will take a temporary medical leave of absence, the company reported April 30. "I have suffered a mild stroke, but fortunately, my condition is stable and my doctors have told me the prognosis for a full recovery is favorable," Mixon stated in a release.

New book highlights Mal Mixon's courage


Most people in the HME industry know how Mal Mixon, at age 39 and with only $10,000 to his name, led a leverage buyout of Invacare in 1979 and proceeded to grow the company's annual sales from $19 million to $1.8 billion over the next 30 years.

Wheelchair donations kick in but more are needed

Monday, January 18, 2010

Companies like Invacare and organizations like United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) have donated wheelchairs to help with relief efforts in Haiti, where a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the country on Jan. 12.

CNN: Power soccer 'catching on'

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I had never heard the term "power soccer" until I met Kevin Williams, a 31-year-old wheelchair user, earlier this year.