SAN ANTONIO and CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 20, 2015 – Acelity L.P. Inc. and Joerns RecoverCare announced today they have entered into a long-term partnership to bring together Acelity’s gold standard negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) products with Joerns RecoverCare’s excellent reputation for service and product support in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) market in order to provide the best value for customers.
Joerns RecoverCare will distribute industry-leading V.A.C.® Therapy Systems, part of the KCI suite of NPWT products, to selected SNF and long-term acute care hospital customers nationwide. In addition, Joerns RecoverCare will be the service provider for Acelity’s SNF customers in the U.S., providing them with Joerns’ exceptional level of service and support. During the next several weeks, Acelity and Joerns RecoverCare will be working closely with customers to demonstrate the enhanced value of our partnership, and to make necessary transition arrangements.
“We are excited about this opportunity to unite the strengths of two strong brands—and their value propositions—to benefit our customers,” said Mark Hostak, Chief Commercial Officer of Joerns RecoverCare. “The addition of KCI NPWT products will further strengthen our advanced wound care strategy, which offers a wide range of clinically proven, economically beneficial healing and prevention therapies.”
“This partnership will allow for skilled nursing facilities and their patients to have greater access to V.A.C.® Therapy,” said Rohit Kashyap, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Acelity’s Advanced Wound Therapeutics Business in the U.S. and Canada. “This means that more facilities across the U.S. can address chronic and acute wounds earlier, leading to a better patient care experience and outcomes, while improving the overall total cost of care.”
Since its introduction by Kinetic Concepts, Inc. in 1995, V.A.C.® Therapy has been selected as the treatment of choice for more than nine million wounds worldwide. For more information about V.A.C.® Therapy Units and Systems, please visit www.kci1.com/KCI1/vactherapy.
Acelity is a global wound care and regenerative medicine company created by uniting the strengths of three companies, Kinetic Concepts, Inc., LifeCell Corporation and Systagenix Wound Management, Limited. We are
committed to advancing the science of healing and restoring people’s lives. Available in more than 75 countries, the innovative and complementary Acelity product portfolio delivers value through solutions that speed healing and lead the industry in quality, safety and customer experience. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Acelity employs more than 5,500 people around the world. We believe in enabling better futures for everyone. Please visit acelity.com.
About Joerns RecoverCare
Joerns RecoverCare is a leading manufacturer and national service provider of Patient Handling and Wound Care products to the healthcare continuum. We help healthcare providers solve complex medical equipment challenges, improve patient and caregiver safety, and speed patient healing with our renown Purple Shirt service and efficient spend management. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina with over 1200 employees throughout North America and Europe, Joerns RecoverCare is committed to delivering solutions that improve the lives of patients and care providers.
For more information, contact:
Corporate Communications, Acelity
Corporate Communications, Joerns RecoverCare