GF Health Products To Acquire Pressure Management Group

Acquisition expands 'Made in USA' Strategic Initiative.

GF Health Products (Graham-Field), manufacturer of healthcare products for the homecare, long-term care, primary care, and acute care markets, announced its intent to acquire the assets of Jacksonville, Florida-based Pressure Management Group (PMG), a therapeutic support surface manufacturer, on March 16, 2012.

“We are excited about combining PMG with Graham-Field to maximize our product and marketing opportunities in all of the markets we serve,” says Ken Spett, President and CEO of Graham-Field. “The acquisition of PMG’s proprietary non-aqueous gel formulation/manufacturing process will expand Graham-Field’s ‘Made in USA’ Strategic Initiative and will enhance the market potential of Basic American Medical Products long-term care beds, Patriot homecare beds and E&J wheelchairs by bundling a broad line of therapeutic support surfaces.” (Basic American Medical Products and E&J are both names under which Graham-Field sells some of its items in the marketplace.)

“The addition of the PMG product capabilities gives Graham-Field the ability to combine therapeutic pressure management products with a broad range of patient transport and sleep surfaces, creating the end result of a more cost-effective solution with greater patient benefits, which our customers can pass on to the patient,” says Spett.

Graham-Field will relocate the existing PMG manufacturing equipment and processes to its Doraville, Georgia, and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, facilities.

For more information, contact Lori Kirschner, Senior Vice President, Administration, GF Health Products, at 770-368-4700 or lkirschner@grahamfield.com.

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Joseph Duffy is a freelance writer and marketing consultant, and a regular contributor to HME Business and Respiratory & Sleep Management. He can be reached via e-mail at jduffy@hmemediagroup.com or joe@prooferati.com.

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