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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 as...

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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...

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GEMCO launches wound care line

February 5, 2019HME News Staff

HUDSON, Ohio - GEMCO Medical has added GEMCORE360? advanced wound care products to its portfolio. The line includes transparent thin films, alginate dressings, silver alginate dressings, hydrocolloid dressings, foam dressings and PHMB foam dressings. "Our new wound care line is a great complement to the existing product lines we distribute," said Rich Keirn, vice president/general manager of GEMCO Medical. "The GEMCORE360? brand was a natural fit and allows us to address our growing customer demands...

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Technology reshapes incontinence, skin, wound care

November 30, 2018John Andrews

Technology may not be the first word that springs to mind in reference to the incontinence, skin and wound care market, but perhaps its time that it took front and center. Innovations in connected care and therapeutic materials are becoming prominent in the category and offer viable applications for HME providers.One option for the incontinence segment just launched in September: the DFree portable bladder monitor from San Diego-based Triple W. The wearable product detects bladder volume levels and...

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Healogics launches patient engagement program

November 8, 2018HME News Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Healogics, a national provider of wound care services, has launched a Patient Engagement Program. Through the program, patients receive message reminders for appointments, as well as links to educational videos, articles and instructions for wound and ostomy care, according to a press release. The program features two-way engagement, allowing Healogics team members to see patient responses in real time and respond quickly to prevent delays in care. During the pilot phase of...

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