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Patient growth at heart of pediatrics


Serving the pediatric market presents its own unique set of challenges for HME providers because of the meticulous detail it requires for its special patients.

Permobil makes second buy in New Zealand


LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil will take over operations of TiLite New Zealand. Earlier this year, Permobil acquired Durable Medical Equipment Ltd, the largest complex rehab company in the country.

TiLite goes metric


PASCO, Wash. – Starting Jan. 16, TiLite wheelchairs will have metric nuts, bolts and fasteners. The change will affect lead times: 10 days for X Series and Twist, and 20 days for T Series and Z Series. Custom chairs will be scheduled based on complexity.

In brief: CQRC asks CMS to slow down, Circadiance readies rebrand


WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care says the findings of a recent Office of Inspector General report further demonstrate the need to slow down the national rollout of Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

U.S. Rehab, TiLite partner up


WATERLOO, Iowa – U.S. Rehab and Permobil have announced that TiLite will be a contracted supplier of titanium and aluminum manual wheelchairs for members of U.S. Rehab.

TiLite gives tour of facilities


PASCO, Wash. – TiLite recently gave nine para-athletes a behind-the-scenes look at how custom wheelchairs are made.

TiLite gets behind wheelchair tournament


PASCO, Wash. – TiLite is providing financial and marketing support to a local wheelchair basketball tournament.

TiLite walks the walk


Kennewick, Wash. –More than 50 TiLite employees raced custom-built wheelchairs at the Trios Health Tri-Cities Marathon in October. Teams worked in groups of four, each rolling approximately 6.5 miles, according to a local newspaper.

Permobil buys TiLite in bid to become ‘solutions company’


LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil has acquired Pasco, Wash.-based TiLite in a move that the two companies believe creates a “dream team” in the complex rehab market.

“It’s the best of power and manual,” said David Boninger, vice president of communications for TiLite.