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Baxter announces vent correction 

March 14, 2023HME News Staff

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Baxter International has issued an urgent medical device correction for the Life2000 ventilation system due to the potential for patient oxygen desaturation (low blood oxygen) events that may occur under certain conditions when the system is connected with a third-party oxygen concentrator. Low oxygen saturation may lead to symptoms like shortness of breath, confusion, rapid heart rate or bluish skin. Among the most vulnerable patients, death, life-threatening events or permanent...

Baxter International, Life2000, Oxygen Concentrator, Ventilator

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January 12, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Well, 2022 is certainly starting off with a bang. The first rumblings that big things are going to happen this year was an announcement on Jan. 6 by Stryker that it plans to acquire Vocera Communications. This does not have a direct impact on the HME industry, per se, but it does speak to large players in mostly the acute care space getting more serious about extending their reach beyond hospitals. Stryker said Vocera brings a portfolio of products to address “the increasing need for...

Apria, Baxter International, Cardinal Health, Medically Home, Owens & Minor, Stryker, Vocera

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Medically Home ‘powerfully strengthens’ model

January 11, 2022HME News Staff

BOSTON – Medically Home has announced a new $110 million round of funding from strategic investors, including Baxter International, Global Medical Response and Cardinal Health. Cardinal Health, Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente are providing additional capital on top of their previous investments, demonstrating confidence in the growing expansion of the model nationwide, Medically Home says. "The addition of these strategic national partners powerfully strengthens our logistics capability which...

Baxter International, hospital-at-home, Investment, Medically Home

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Baxter, Hillrom ‘unite’ to accelerate connected care

September 7, 2021HME News Staff

DEERFIELD, Ill., and CHICAGO – Baxter International announced on Sept. 2 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Hillrom for $156 per share in cash for a total equity value of $10.5 billion and a total enterprise value of about $12.4 billion, including the assumption of debt.  Baxter says the acquisition brings a highly complementary product portfolio and innovation pipeline that will enable the company to provide a broader array of medical products and services to patients...

Baxter International, Connected Care, Digital Health, Hillrom, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

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Medline taps new CFO

January 17, 2013HME News Staff

MUNDELEIN, Ill. - Medline Industries has named Kristofer Howard CFO, according to a press release. Howard joins the company after more than a dozen years in finance and accounting at Baxter and KPMG. At Medline, Howard will be responsible for the company's global finance and accounting organization. “His strong global finance experience in the medical device industry will be invaluable as our business continues to expand both domestically and internationally,” Jim Abrams, Medline's...

Baxter International, KPMG, Kristofer Howard, Medline

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