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Essity now owns 100% of ABIGO Medical

July 6, 2021HME News Staff

STOCKHOLM – Essity has completed its acquisition of ABIGO Medical, which develops, manufactures and markets wound care products, including Sorbact technology. Essity acquired 75% of the Gothenburg, Sweden-based company in February 2020 and has now acquired the remaining 25% of shares. Per the terms of the transaction, ABIGO Medical’s pharma business has been divested and sold to the company’s founder, Jan Smith. Essity reported organic net sales in wound care increased 2.1% in the...

ABIGO Medical, Essity, M&A, Wound Care


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Heather Trumm

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Growing your business with wound care

April 16, 2021Heather Trumm

Editor’s note: The following guest commentary appears in the new VGM Q2 Playbook, “Growing Your Business in Today’s Environment.” VGM members can download the playbook in full here. If you are interested in becoming a member, go here. You know me, you’ve heard me say it before—wound care is important for all DMEPOS providers because every patient has skin, and skin health affects each of us. The skin is our largest organ. Not only does it protect us against...

Heather Trumm, VGM, Wound Care


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Medline launches wound care series 

April 8, 2021HME News Staff

NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Medline has launched a new series of chronic wound care courses designed to enhance clinical knowledge of chronic wounds. Created by Medline clinical volunteers as part of the company's Global Health Initiative, the four-course series is available in both English and Spanish and is free of charge through Medline University. "Despite chronic wounds having been recognized as a global health epidemic years ago, wound care still to this day is not a specialty in...

Medline Industries, Wound Care


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VGM releases wound care guide

February 23, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Wound Care, a division of VGM & Associates, has released its Wound Care Program Guide. The resource walks members through deciding whether or not a wound care program is right for their business, as well as starting and developing a wound care program. It also provides additional resources and contacts. “This guide is designed to help our members grow their wound and skin care business,” said Heather Trumm, BSN, RN, CWOM, director of VGM Wound Care. “The...

Heather Trumm, VGM Wound Care, Wound Care


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Wound Pros seeks to develop new markets  

January 5, 2021HME News Staff

LOS ANGELES – The Wound Pros, an accredited supplier of DMEPOS and a specialist in the treatment and management of chronic non-healing wounds, has named Daniel Yeager as its new senior vice president of market development. Yeager, who has nearly 10 years of experience, will focus on continuing to grow and refine the company’s market expansion and business strategies. The announcement capped a busy 2020 for Wound Pros – the company expanded operations into 16 states; introduced RITA,...

Market Development, Wound Care, Wound Pros


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Silverfern, One Equity Partners buys wound care provider

September 16, 2020HME News Staff

NEW YORK - The Silverfern Group, an investment management firm, has partnered with One Equity Partners to buy American Medical Technologies, an Irvine, Calif.-based provider of wound care and ancillary supplies in long-term care settings, including skilled-nursing facilities. AMT manages the treatment of more than 250,000 wounds annually and offers ancillary services in ostomy, urology and tracheostomy services and supplies. “We believe AMT is well positioned to benefit from strong secular...

AMT, M&A, Wound Care


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3M lays off employees at Acelity

January 29, 2020HME News Staff

ST. PAUL, Minn. - 3M has laid off about 20 employees at Acelity, a provider of advanced wound care products marketed under the KCI brand, according to MassDevice. The lay off follows the news that eight executives have left the San Antonio-based Acelity, the news site reported. 3M completed its acquisition of Acelity for $6.7 billion in October. A company once best known for its offices supplies, 3M has expanded into healthcare products like adhesive and tapes, hand hygiene, patient monitoring and...

3M, Acelity, KCI, M&A, Wound Care


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Healogics gives thanks, gives back

November 25, 2019HME News Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Healogics has launched its first Give Thanks; Give Back campaign at its more than 600 wound care centers in the United States. All centers, including the home office here, are collecting newly packaged, cotton socks to distribute to various homeless shelters across the country until Nov. 29 to support good foot health in local communities. “Thanksgiving is a time to pause and remember the things for which we are grateful,” said David Bassin, CEO. “It is also...

Foot Health, Give Thanks; Give Back, Healogics, Wound Care


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Healogics campaigns for diabetes awareness

October 29, 2019HME News Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Healogics has launched a campaign to raise awareness of early intervention and specialized care for diabetes-related chronic wounds as part of November's Diabetes Awareness Month. Throughout Oct. 28-Nov. 1, Healogics Wound Care Centers across the country will visit local physician offices to provide information that can help at-risk patients living with diabetes detect wounds earlier, receive better treatment options when wounds are discovered, and avoid complications, such...

Diabetes, Healogics, Wound Care


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KCI to close NC service center

February 12, 2019HME News Staff

SAN ANTONIO - KCI USA has alerted state officials that it plans to eliminate 65 jobs at a service center in Charlotte, N.C., according to a local TV station. KCI, an Acelity Company, decided to “substantially reduce” its workforce after analyzing its “business situation and its available options,” according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Letter filed with the North Carolina Department of Commerce. KCI will lay off employees in four phases, starting July...

KCI, Lay Offs, Wound Care


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