The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will hold three webinars to explain the Durable Medical Equipment Competitive Bidding Program, which began in nine areas on Jan. 1, 2011.
Butler Mobility has debuted a new Vertical Platform Wheelchair Lift for home use. The lift has a folding end ramp, and a guard that locks securely, the company said.
SCA Tork recently has showcased the Xpressnap Signature napkin dispenser line. It added a Stand and Counter dispenser in early 2013.
HeartWare International, Inc., which specializes in advance heart failure technology, has acquired CircuLite, the developer of the SYNERGY Circulatory Support System.
Capital One Bank is the joint bookrunner for an $85 million, seven-year senior secured term loan to subsidiaries of Parkwood Properties Inc. and a $30 million revolver loan to Palm Garden Healthcare Holdings LLC, the company announced.
Lancaster Pollard recently assisted Samaritan Village, a California long-term care community, refinance with $23.3 million to convert a portion of their independent living units into assisted living units. Samaritan Village is operated by Hughson Samaritan Village.
Leaf Patient Monitor is being piloted in 443-bed El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA, with the hope of wirelessly monitoring the position, movement and activity of patients susceptible to pressure ulcers.
Shore Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has sold its home infusion therapy portfolio company, SCP Specialty Infusion, to AxelaCare Health Solutions.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first vaccine for the prevention of H5N1 influenza, which is commonly known as bird flu.
DuraCall™ and CleanCall™ momentary button call cords from Crest Healthcare Supply now work with Dukane® 18-Pin DIN nurse call systems.
» AOD Software will integrate the INTERACT Quality Improvement program into its Answers™ electronic health record program, the company announced at the LeadingAge annual meeting. Through a license with Florida Atlantic University, INTERACT will be embedded in the clinical workflows of Answers EHR.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued final guidance on mobile medical apps.
A new fall detection system may be part of an "aging-in-place" solution for seniors.
» Premier Inc., a healthcare group purchasing alliance with 56,000 non-acute healthcare facilities, filed for an initial public offering of its stock. Headquartered in North Carolina, the company applied to list shares in the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol PINC.
Stu Schneider will assume the role of chief marketing officer at Medline Industries.
Sue MacInnes has been promoted to the newly created position of chief market solutions officer at Medline Industries.
Krifcher was previously a senior executive at AOL, serving as the chief operating officer of the AOLD Dial-Up Business and executive vice president
Anita Croinex, BSN, RN, is the new director at Uplands Village in Pleasant Hill, TN. Uplands is an Eden Alternative-registered continuing care retirement community.
John Hurley is the new administrator at St. Pauls House, a Lutheran Life Communities campus.