Compression therapy, once more of a geriatric health issue, is becoming more relevant to younger men and women around the world looking to prevent varicose veins and other serious venous health issues. The Swiss manufacturer Sigvaris has been manufacturing and educating patients about the benefits of its compression therapy garments since 1958, when the company partnered with renowned phlebologist Dr. Karl Sigg to launch their first ready-to-wear product line. 

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Conversations about pelvic health issues don’t often happen at cocktail parties. But staggering numbers of people live with pelvic conditions like incontinence. Fortunately for them, American Medical Systems (AMS) has focused on pelvic solutions for nearly 40 years. AMS is a global company today with about $500 million in annual sales and 1,200 employees.

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Located in Morris Plains, NJ, At Home Medical (AHM) was established 25 years ago, and for the past two and a half decades, the medical equipment provider has helped aging individuals remain in their homes well into their later years. The feat is important for a number of reasons. Recent studies have shown that an overwhelming majority of people would rather live and die in their home, as opposed to in a nursing home or similar facility. The team at AHM is helping individuals extend the time they are able to remain at home by providing them with high-quality, state-of-the-art durable medical equipment (DME). 

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Some cancer care centers focus on providing quality patient care and service. Some base their success on investing in the latest equipment. For others, it is about attracting renowned physicians and establishing relationships with the regional healthcare continuum. At 1st Century Oncology’s radiation therapy centers, all of those things go hand in hand.

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The merger of Arjo and Huntleigh Healthcare was an opportunity to form a diversified and more complete product and solutions provider. According to Philip Croxford, president and CEO of the North American division, it also resulted in improved customer satisfaction, building on the combined market equity of two well-established companies.

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Founded by Fred Friedfeld, the company has a 40,000-square-foot facility on Long Island that is home to all of ClearVision’s marketing, product development, distribution, and back office activities as well as most of its warehousing. The company employs about 140 people and runs an active internship program with 10 interns year-round and as many as 20 during the summer. The company also has 80 salespeople around the country. 

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The best way to make sure customers keep coming back for more is to ensure that the quality of the products is consistently high. Last year, Dental Services Group (DSG), a global dental laboratory network headquartered in Minneapolis established a special team to make sure its quality goals are consistently met.“Our investments are focused on providing our customers with improved quality and service,” said CEO Buddy Pickle.

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Medical transcription is not going away. For years, electronic medical records companies sold their products as a way to eliminate the cost of medical transcription by having physicians enter data directly, but efficient and accurate transcription systems can actually complement EMRs. “EMRs have been around for 20 or 25 years, but people didn’t hear about them as much,” said Steven Palmisano, co-founder and president.

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