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Sunrise buys James Leckey Design

August 20, 2020HME News Staff

FRESNO, Calif. - Sunrise Medical has acquired two pediatric mobility brands, Leckey and Firefly.Sunrise Medical's acquisition of James Leckey Design, along with its subsidiaries Firefly Friends and Vidal Global, extends the company's pediatric product offering and provides a complementary fit with its existing offering in that market, it says.“The pediatric sector is strategically important for us as we continue to improve people's lives,” said Thomas Babacan, president and CEO. “Children...

Firefly, Leckey, M&A, Pediatrics, Sunrise Medical


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PHS takes steps to protect patients

March 17, 2020HME News Staff

ROSEVILLE, Minn. - Pediatric Home Service has put in place measures to increase the safety of its pediatric patients with compromised immune systems, their families and employees. Those measures include restricting interactions and serving as a resource for reusing critical supplies during a shortage, the company says. PHS and its subsidiaries, The Care Group, RSVP and Pulmonary Partners, will continually update a specific website to ensure families and caregivers have access to the most current...

Coronavirus Outbreak, Measures, Pediatric Home Service, Pediatrics


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Patient growth at heart of pediatrics

September 3, 2019John Andrews

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. The category covers all aspects of a child patient's care, from providing highly clinical rehab, mobility and respiratory products and services, to navigating what can be a complicated Medicaid reimbursement system.Technology that growsProviders committed to this market have deftly handled all of those obstacles out of compassion and dedication...

Home Medical Equipment, Pediatrics, Permobil, Sunrise Medical, TiLite


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PHS hosts healthcare professionals from Japan

June 18, 2019HME News Staff

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Pediatric Home Service on June 12 hosted heatlhcare professionals from Japan to educate them on current trends in healthcare delivery in the U.S. and help familiarize them with American culture. The professionals included physicians, administrators and healthcare management consultants. “We were thrilled to give our guests from Japan an overview on transitioning medically complex kids from hospital to home,” said Tamara Schafer, outreach manager at PHS. “To be...

Japan, Pediatric Home Service, Pediatrics


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Homecare nursing shortage leads to discharge delays

January 10, 2019HME News Staff

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A homecare nursing shortage is the primary cause of delayed hospital discharges for children being discharged to home care for the first time, according to a new study from Pediatric Home Service. Delayed discharge occurred in 68.5% of patients new to homecare with 46.3% due to not having available homecare nursing. The nursing shortage accounted for an average length of stay increase of more than 53 days for new patients. The study also shows that medical setbacks, not failed home...

Dr. Roy Maynard, Homecare nurses, Pediatric Home Service, Pediatrics


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Pediatrics: Dynamic in its potential—and challenges

August 29, 2018John Andrews

When assessing its potential, the pediatric market always shows promise for providers: It has a base of customers who need services over their lifetimes, reimbursement is not subject to competitive bidding and it also offers retail possibilities. Moreover, technology and clinical knowledge are advancing, making pediatrics a dynamic category for the HME business.“There is a good deal of growth and competition among suppliers in the pediatric market, both domestically and internationally, which...

Drive, Pediatrics, Permobil, Quantum Rehab, Sunrise Medical


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Permobil helps babies go

January 19, 2018HME News Staff

VND Permobil kids.JPG LEBANON, Tenn. - Permobil and the Permobil Foundation on Jan. 18 hosted and sponsored physical therapy and engineering students and researchers from Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and Power of Play to train children and families to use custom-fit toy cars. Permobil employees, students and engineers modified battery-powered ride-on cars to be custom fits for the children based on clinical assessments for their needs. The event was part of the Go Baby Go program...

Pediatrics, Permobil, Permobil Foundation


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RESNA updates position paper on pediatrics

November 21, 2017HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. - RESNA has published an updated position paper on the application of power mobility devices for pediatric users. The goal of the paper is to share typical clinical applications, as well as provide evidence from literature, supporting the application of power mobility for young children and to assist practitioners in decision-making and justification. The paper, approved by RESNA's board of directors on Nov. 2, has now been updated with more current and additional scientific literature....

Mobility, Pediatrics, Position paper, RESNA


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Stealth Products launches video game for wheelchair users

October 31, 2017HME News Staff

BURNET, Texas - Stealth Products has launched a video game that allows a pediatric wheelchair user to have fun while a parent or therapist conducts a driving assessment. “I'm a gamer myself and I started noticing the most popular games were not necessarily friendly to gamers with disabilities,” said Gabriel Romero, vice president of sales and marketing for Stealth Products, a manufacturer of head and body support/positioning products, joystick mounts, trays and seating. “We set...

Driving Assessment, Pediatrics, Stealth Products, video game


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Pediatric Home Care sells to nat'l player

October 18, 2017HME News Staff

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Pediatric Home Care, which started as a home infusion pharmacy then added private-duty nursing services, has sold to Atlanta-based Aveanna Healthcare, according to the Spokesman-Review. PHC, founded by Michael Glockling, a doctor of pharmacy, and Ruth Seignemartin, a registered nurse, has provided home care for children in Eastern Washington since 1990. Aveanna Healthcare bills itself as the largest pediatric home healthcare company in the country, with 180 locations in 23...

Home Infusion, M&A, Pediatric Home Care, Pediatrics, Private-duty nursing


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