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In brief: Viemed acquisition, Philips recall, Quipt public offering

April 21, 2023HME News Staff

LAFAYETTE, La., - Viemed Healthcare will acquire Tennessee based Home Medical Products, a large regional provider of respiratory focused home medical solutions.  “We are incredibly excited to complement our strong history of organic growth by combining great teams through accretive transactions” said Casey Hoyt, Viemed CEO. “The purchase of HMP will launch our acquisition growth initiatives with a stellar organization that has an extraordinary reputation with patients, payors...

1800wheelchair, Diabetes, Eversense, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS), PAMES, Philips Recall, Quipt, Viemed Healthcare

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1800Wheelchair launches transport chair line

April 19, 2023HME News Staff

TALLMAN, N.Y. – 1800Wheelchair has launched a line of ultra-light travel transport chairs. The chairs, manufactured by Feather Mobility, feature a robust aluminum frame and weigh less than 15 pounds. “Mobility and independence are essential aspects of our users' lives, and at 1800Wheelchair, we are committed to providing products that address their unique needs," said Joseph Piekarski, owner of 1800Wheelchair. "Our new ultra-light travel transport wheelchairs are a testament to our...

1800wheelchair, Feather Mobility, Home Medical Equipment (HME)

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1800Wheelchair enters shared economy space

May 26, 2022Tracy Orzel

NEW YORK - 1800Wheelchair has answered the calls of customers—literally—and launched, a new service that allows customers to rent Featherchair lightweight wheelchairs, power chairs and scooters.  "We get around 500 phone calls a day and one of the top requests people have is, ‘I’m in rehab or I’m traveling, I need something for a short period of time,’” said Joseph Piekarski, CEO.  Loopt, a Toronto-based, e-commerce...

1800wheelchair, Provider, Wheelchair

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In brief: Lifeway grows footprint, Quipt secures contract, Permobil receives accolade

April 29, 2022HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. – Lifeway Mobility has acquired Accessible Systems, Inc., expanding its presence in the Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions.  ASI, a full-service dealer of stairlifts, wheelchair lifts, residential elevators, ramps, step-in tubs and overhead lifts, was co-founded more than 22 years ago by John Bixenman, Marty Twaddell and Nathan Colburn.   “We are proud of the reputation we have earned in our mission to serve families who want to stay in their own home...

1800wheelchair, Belluscura, Lifeway Mobility, Option Care, Permobil, Quipt

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1800Wheelchair launches rental service 

April 25, 2022HME News Staff

NEW YORK – 1800Wheelchair, an online provider of wheelchairs and scooters, has launched, a new rental service that allows customers in the U.S. to rent Featherchair lightweight wheelchairs, power chairs and scooters. The service is powered by loopt, an e-commerce platform that enables retailers across durable good verticals to offer their own rentals through its white label solution. “We are thrilled to be partnering with loopt to launch Featherchair Rental in the...

1800wheelchair, Featherchair, Rentals, Wheelchair

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The minimalists'

November 3, 2014Leah Hoenen

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - 1800wheelchair hasn't just updated its website. The company has completely revamped the way the site functions and is reaping the rewards as small device users are making more online purchases.1800wheelchair had seen a big change in the technology habits of its users—more were using phones and tablets, said Joseph Piekarski, founder and CEO.“Four years ago, it was 100% desktop,” he said. “Suddenly, 40% of our customers are visiting us through a different application.”That...

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On the Editor's Desk

'Mobility style that's going places'

December 9, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

So I never thought much about how traditional jackets wouldn't work so well for wheelchairs users until Darren Ortsman at 1800wheelchair told me about the Built by Wendy wheelchair poncho. The limited edition poncho, available exclusively at 1800wheelchair, features a longer front for better leg coverage and a shorter back for better seated comfort. But it's about more than functionality. It's probably more stylish than any other wheelchair poncho you've ever seen. It was designed...

1800wheelchair, Built by Wendy, On The Editor's Desk, Wheelchair

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