Lenexa, Kan., Mar. 8, 2017 – Sizewise announces a new distribution partnership with HoverTech International, a leader in air-assisted patient handling technologies. The agreement involves the distribution of the full range of HoverTech products for the long term care (LTC) market.
“As hospital lengths of stay shorten, we know more residents will be cared for by LTCs,” said Jody Scoby, associate director of the Sizewise LTC Division. “HoverTech safe patient handling devices were the perfect strategic fit to go along with our existing product portfolio.”
HoverTech’s products enhance patient care and reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries to caregivers. The products reduce friction and shear that can cause skin breakdown, while also promoting patient comfort and dignity. Additionally, the LTCs benefit from reduced workplace injury, reduced workers’ compensation costs, and improved staff morale and health.
“We are pleased to expand our business partnership with Sizewise, who is a trusted partner,” said Dave Davis, HoverTech owner. “With its experience in the long term care market and expertise in safe patient handling, Sizewise was a great fit to help bridge HoverTech products from acute care to LTCs.”
Sizewise is a privately owned, global medical equipment manufacturer with more than 20 years’ experience engineering innovative products to meet the needs of bariatric, geriatric, pediatric, and standard patient populations. Produced in four manufacturing plants and supplied through more than 65 distribution centers nationwide, Sizewise offers a range of American-made specialty surfaces, intelligent bed frames, and mobility equipment that enhances patient healing and caregiver satisfaction. Sizewise is headquartered in Lenexa, Kan. For more information, visit sizewise.com.
Based in Allentown, PA, HoverTech International is the leader in air-assisted safe patient handling solutions that create a safer environment for both the caregiver and the patient. HoverTech offers a complete line of patient transfer and lift equipment, including the HoverMatt® Air Transfer System for lateral patient transfers and the unique HoverJack® Air Patient Lift for vertical patient lifting.