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In brief: United Spinal spearheads new coalition, TwelveStone expands in Virginia

In brief: United Spinal spearheads new coalition, TwelveStone expands in Virginia

WASHINGTON – United Spinal Association is partnering with wheelchair and vehicle manufacturers and other interested stakeholders to launch the SecureRide Coalition. The coalition is developing a wheelchair securement standard that can be applied to personal vehicles, rideshares and public transit, as well as buses, rail and low-speed shuttles. “For untold millions of Americans, accessible vehicles would be a game changer for our community,” said CEO Vincenzo Piscopo. “A true democracy of transportation depends upon one bedrock principle: equal access.” SecureRide will leverage a wide range of organizations with specific working knowledge of products, securement systems and requirements to fully develop, test and publish standards and advocate for policies that support them. These organizations will later expand to include a broad ecosystem of support with additional disability and veteran's advocacy groups and networks, research universities, certifying bodies and standards groups, federal agencies and the U.S. Congress. SecureRide will engage in three stages:  

  • Stage 1: Concept development with cross-industry groups responsible for developing and delivering solutions. 

  • Stage 2: Engage broad ecosystem of organizations required to fully develop, test and publish standards, as well as advocate for the policies that support them. 

  • Stage 3: Deploy plan and engage with Federal agencies and the United States Congress. 

Members of the coalition include General Motors, Invacare, Ki Mobility, NCART, Permobil, Pride Mobility Products, and Sunrise Medical. 

TwelveStone opens 19th center 

DULLES, Va. – TwelveStone Health Partners has opened its latest infusion center in Dulles, Va., the company’s 19th location. "As we continue our expansion in Virginia, we are pleased to have arrived in the greater Washington, D.C., market,” said Shane Reeves, CEO of TwelveStone Health Partners. “We remain dedicated to our mission of enhancing healthcare access to life saving medications. This expansion underscores our unwavering commitment to serving communities across the state of Virginia with personalized, high-quality infusion services." The new center joins existing centers in Tennessee (Bellevue, Chattanooga, Knoxville, North Nashville, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, and Spring Hill,) Georgia (Canton, Cumming, Duluth, Lithonia, Peachtree City and Smyrna,) Virginia (Norfolk, Richmond, and Roanoke,) and Kentucky (Lexington and Louisville.) TwelveStone Health Partners recently opened a new infusion center in Richmond, Va.


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