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Healogics launches patient engagement program


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ­­– Healogics, a national provider of wound care services, has launched a Patient Engagement Program.

In brief: West Virginia lawmakers go to bat for HME; Patientco, TwelveStone receive investments


WASHINGTON – A group of senators and representatives from West Virginia has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma saying the agency’s May 9 interim final rule “does not go far enough” to ensure continued access to DME for the elderly and disabled in rural areas.

Stakeholders publish ostomy white paper


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has partnered with several patient organizations, including the United Spinal Association, the United Ostomy Associations of America and the Spina Bifida Association, to produce a white paper on why the competitive bidding program should not be exp

Coloplast reports 8% organic growth for Q3


MINNEAPOLIS – Coloplast says its integration of Comfort Medical continues to “progress to plan” and its U.S. chronic care business saw double-digit organic sales growth in the third quarter. The company, which has its U.S.

Ostomy lifestyle expert feels 'lucky'


Laura Cox has served as Shield Healthcare’s ostomy living expert for 3½ years. She was hired by the company after CEO Jim Snell saw her speak about her ileostomy on an episode of Tosh.0.

Shield Healthcare reinvigorates ostomy services division


VALENCIA, Calif. – Shield Healthcare recently announced a renewed push to market its ostomy services to Medicare patients nationwide. As part of that effort, Shield has developed an extensive online presence to engage and educate ostomy patients.

Securi-T enters continence market


LARGO, Fla. – Securi-T USA has announced an acquisition that will allow the company to expand its portfolio of products beyond ostomy care.

ConvaTec to close manufacturing facility


GREENSBORO, N.C. – ConvaTec, a manufacturer of wound care and ostomy products, will begin closing its manufacturing facility here, resulting in 250 layoffs, according to news reports. It expects to complete the closure during the first quarter of 2017.

New customers boost Liberator’s financial results


STUART, Fla. – Liberator Medical added 5,758 new customers in the first two quarters of fiscal year 2015, the company announced May 11.

Customer retention pays off at Liberator Medical


STUART, Fla. – Liberator Medical Holdings reported net sales of $20.2 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2014, an 8.5% increase compared to the same period in 2013.