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An increase in both total patient visits and the average net revenue attached to those visits helped drive up the total net revenues for Houston-based U.S. Physical Therapy, according to figures released May 7 in a media release from the company.
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Baltimore-based Kennedy Krieger Institute, which provides a wide range of services for children and young adults with disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system, has tapped Amy J. Bastian, PhD, as its first chief science officer.
DME Repair and Training LLC, Portland, Ore, is offering a repair training and credentialing program for the durable medical equipment industry, according to a media release from DMERT Group.
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Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP, vice president of prosthetics at Hanger Clinic—a business unit of Hanger Inc, Austin, Tex—recently received the Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Award at the 2015 National Meningitis Foundation (NMA) “Give Kids a Shot!” Gala in New York City.
In a move that will result in their becoming one of the largest independently owned groups in the United States, two Minnesota-area orthopedic practices—Twin Cities Orthopedics and St Croix Orthopaedics—have announced that they will be joining forces beginning this summer.
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BraunAbility, a manufacturer of wheelchair-accessible vehicles and wheelchair lift systems based in Lafayette, Ind, recently struck a partnership with Purdue University with the aim of sparking a high level of innovation among mobility products.
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The clinical and research prowess of two leading rehabilitation hospitals will soon be felt throughout a network of healthcare facilities nationwide as part of a recent affiliation deal Louisville, Ky-headquartered, Kindred Healthcare Inc struck with Shepherd Center and Craig Hospital.
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San Diego, Calif-based DJO Global, Inc, recently announced financial results for its public reporting subsidiary, DJO Finance LLC (DJOFL). The company reportedly achieved net sales for the first quarter of 2015 of $280.1 million, which it says reflects negative growth of 0.9%, compared with net sales of $282.7 million for the first quarter of 2014.
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Women reportedly make up at least 30% of C-suite leadership at Patterson Companies Inc, which is the parent organization of the brand's supplier in the rehabilitation market, Patterson Medical. That statistic helped the company earn spacial distinction and an Honor Roll placement among the 2014 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership.
Strategic partnership between manufacturers of evaluation and rehabilitation technology expands critical robotic-assisted therapy in the United States, with the aim of improving the lives of stroke and neurological disorder patients.
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Port Washington, NY-based durable medical equipment manufacturer Drive Medical has acquired complex rehabilitation product manufacturer Columbia Medical, Santa Fe Springs, Calif. The acquisition is expected to expand Drive Medical's presence in the pediatric market through its Wenzelite division.
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Rehab Management editorial director Frank Long caught up with the Permobil “Power Trip” Revolution Tour as it stopped at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, California, during the tour’s swing through the nation’s Western states.
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Permobil has expanded its position as a provider in the long-term rehabilitation marketplace with its recent acquisition of The ROHO Group, Belleville, Ill, a manufacturer of skin-protection and positioning solutions for wheelchair users.
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Craig Hosptial, Englewood, Colo, reports that is has become the first freestanding rehabilitation hospital to achieve three consecutive Magnet designations. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program recently granted the status to Craig Hospital, making the facility one of fewer than 100 such facilities operating worldwide.
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A product-specific hold that was placed on several Snug Seat products for the last 18 months has been lifted by the FDA, according to a statement from Scott Crosswhite, vice president of the Matthews, NC-based company.
While maintaining a profitable healthcare business is not getting any easier for most organizations, U.S. Physical Therapy, headquartered in Houston, Texas, edged up its revenues in 2014, a year in which the company reports that it acquired 35 clinics.
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The North Shore-LIJ Health System, based in Manhasset, NY, recently opened the doors on a facility for rehabilitation care staffed with physiatrists; physical and occupational therapists; speech-language pathologists and neuropsychologists.
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Complex rehab power wheelchair manufacturer Quantum Rehab, a division of Pride Mobility Products, headquartered in Exeter, Pa, reports it has become a Premier-Level national partner of The ALS Association.
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The SafeGait body weight support system, manufactured by Victor, NY-based Gorbel Medical, is the subject of a collaborative, multisite study that will evaluate its therapeutic effects for patients who are neurologically involved.
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Chronic pain patients will soon have a new option to help them find relief now that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the StimRouter, from Valencia, Calif-based Bioness.