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Max Younger


Mobility Designed to reach ‘new level’ as part of Drive  

July 12, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Mobility Designed’s portfolio of products will be in good hands at Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, thanks to the company’s expertise in global manufacturing and supply chain, says Max Younger.  DDH announced in June that it had acquired MD’s portfolio of products, including its flagship product, the M+D Comfort Crutch, and named Younger, its co-founder and chief of innovation, as its senior director of industrial design and innovation.  “Innovation...

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Mobility Designed

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Drive DeVilbiss buys Mobility Designed's portfolio

June 25, 2024HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has acquired Mobility Designed’s full portfolio of products, including the company’s flagship product, the M+D Comfort Crutch.   As part of the acquisition, Mobility Designed’s co-founder and chief innovation officer, Max Younger, will join DDH as senior director of industrial design and innovation.  “I am incredibly excited to join Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare,” said Younger. “This opportunity...

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, M+D Comfort Crutch, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Mobility Designs

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Business Development

Technology, advocacy drive pediatric market

June 20, 2024John Andrews

A core aim of pediatrics has always been to provide equipment that “grows” along with patients, and that mission has become more important than ever due to the reimbursement climate, experts say.  Ian Hendry, Leckey sales director at Fresno, Calif.-based Sunrise Medical, explains that pediatric equipment has always been required to grow with the child for funding and insurance purposes. Due to the relatively small nature of the pediatric market, R&D investments often follow well-established...

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Etac North America, Pediatric, Quantum Rehab, Stealth Products, Sunrise Medical

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Doug Francis


Manufacturers seek to ‘take pain away’

February 2, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – The decision by Philips to discontinue its line of oxygen concentrators in the U.S. will leave a significant gap in the market, but manufacturers say they’re ramping up to meet increased demand, with lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the CPAP recall.  Just prior to announcing it had agreed on the terms of a consent decree related to the recall, Philips announced on Jan. 25 that it was discontinuing sales for 19 products, including the EverFlo home...

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Oxygen Concentrator, Philips Respironics, React Health, Rhythm Healthcare

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Business Development

Are weight-loss drugs a new wrinkle for bariatrics?

December 29, 2023John Andrews

Bariatrics has been a consistently strong market for home medical equipment over the past couple decades, with few external disruptions to impede its progress. So, the seemingly overnight arrival of weight-loss drugs Ozempic, Wegovy and Mounjaro raise questions for the market, from how they will impact bariatric surgery to heavy-duty medical equipment.   Yet, industry analysts and manufacturers don’t think it’s a major issue right now, as it is not realistic for many people...

Bariatric, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Merits Health Products

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In brief: Packer retires, Drive Devilbiss celebrates, Quality Biomedical expands

November 10, 2023HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Greg Packer, president of U.S. Rehab, a division of VGM & Associates, will retire at the end of 2023.  Packer will maintain his relationship with VGM on a consulting basis through at least 2024 and will maintain his position as the current president of NCART.  "We are deeply grateful for Greg's years of service, unwavering commitment, and exceptional contributions to U.S. Rehab," said Jeremy Stolz, president, VGM & Associates and VGM Fulfillment. "His expertise,...

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Greg Packer, U.S. Rehab

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Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare celebrates 135 years

November 8, 2023HME News Staff

SOMERSET, Pa. – Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare is commemorating 135 years of respiratory excellence with a free virtual event, “The Future of Home Respiratory Care,” on Nov. 15.  Dr. Allen DeVilbiss, a Civil War veteran who invented the first atomizer for medical use, founded the company formerly known as DeVilbiss Healthcare in 1888 to deliver innovative and reliable medical equipment and health care solutions. His vision was advanced in July 2015, when the company merged with...

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Business Development

Respiratory market emerges from ‘whiplash’

January 31, 2023John Andrews

 The respiratory market has undergone a series of shifts over the past two-and-a-half years, due to the pandemic and other issues, like supply chain disruptions. But now it appears that external forces have waned, creating a more stable environment for providers, respiratory manufacturers say.  Jim Worrell, chief commercial officer for Pinellas Park, Fla.-based Quality Biomedical, called the past couple of years “a roller coaster ride” as the industry continues to emerge...

CAIRE, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Home Oxygen, Home respiratory therapy, Joe Lewarski, Quality Biomedical

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Former Drive exec joins Angel Care Medical 

August 29, 2022HME News Staff

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Angel Care Medical has named Dan Halas president and equity partner, according to The Business Journal. Halas has more than 20 years of senior management experience, most recently at Drive Medical. Previously, he also served as a sales executive at Primus Medical. “As the industry evolves, I believe Angel Care Medical is in a position to provide a cost-effective suite of equipment, services and technology that will, ultimately, help Angel Care Medical strengthen partnerships,...

Angel Care Medical, Dan Halas, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

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Karen Lerner


Speaker Q&A: Stand out using clinical outcomes, customized care 

August 26, 2022Tracy Orzel

ATLANTA - Asking referral sources to “order from me because I give good service,” isn’t going to cut it, says Karen Lerner, clinical vice president at Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare. Here’s what Lerner, who is co-hosting a Medtrade session on the importance of using clinical outcomes to drive referrals, had to say about what to track and how to get attention.  HME News: How can providers use outcomes to drive referrals?  Karen Lerner: It can be a simple thing like...

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Medtrade

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