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Profile: Hill-Rom Holdings Inc (HRC.N)

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Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., incorporated on August 7, 1969, is a medical technology company. The Company offers patient care solutions that improve clinical and economic outcomes in advancing mobility, wound care and prevention, clinical workflow, surgical safety and efficiency, and respiratory health areas. The Company's segments include North America, Surgical and Respiratory Care, International and Welch Allyn. The North America segment sells and rents its support and near-patient technologies and services, as well as clinical workflow solutions in the United States and Canada. The Surgical and Respiratory Care segment sells and rents its surgical and respiratory care products across the globe. The International segment sells and rents similar products as the Company's North America segment in regions outside of the United States and Canada. The Welch Allyn segment sells medical diagnostic equipment and a portfolio of devices that assess, diagnose, treat and manage a range of illnesses and diseases across the globe.

The Company's patient care systems include various bed systems, such as Medical Surgical (MedSurg) beds, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, and Bariatric patient beds, as well as mobility solutions, such as lifts and other devices used to safely move patients. Its advanced patient care systems provide patient data reporting, patient safety alarms and caregiver alerts concerning such things as bed exit, bed height, patient positioning, point of care controls, patient turn assist and upright positioning. Supporting solutions within the patient/resident room include architectural products, such as headwalls, and healthcare furniture. It rents and sells non-invasive therapeutic products and surfaces designed for the prevention and treatment of various acute and chronic medical conditions, including pulmonary, wound and bariatric conditions. Its medical equipment management and contract services provide rentals and healthcare provider asset management services for various moveable medical equipment (MME), such as ventilators, defibrillators, intravenous pumps and patient monitoring equipment in its North America segment. In addition, the Company sells equipment service contracts for its capital equipment, primarily in the United States.

The Company develops and markets various communications technologies and software solutions. Its communications technologies and software solutions are designed to improve patient safety and efficiency at the point of care by, among other things, enabling patient-to-staff and staff-to-staff communications, aggregating and delivering patient data, tracking staff and assets, and monitoring hand hygiene compliance. The NaviCare Platform is used to support multiple clinical solutions and applications, including nurse call, asset tracking, staff and patient locating, and hand-hygiene monitoring. This product category also includes its Welch Allyn products. It offers surgical tables, lights and pendants utilized within the operating room setting. It also offers a range of positioning devices for use in shoulder, hip, spinal and lithotomy surgeries, as well as platform-neutral positioning accessories for operating room table. In addition, it offers operating room surgical safety and accessory products, such as scalpel and blade, light handle systems, skin markers and other disposable products. The Company offers therapeutic products that provide bronchial hygiene (airway clearance) for acute and home care patients.

The Company's products include The Vest Airway Clearance System, which is designed to assist patients in the mobilization of retained blockages; the VitalCough System, which is a non-invasive therapy that stimulates a cough to remove secretions in patients with compromised peak cough flow, and the MetaNeb Systems, which is a triple-therapy system indicated for the mobilization of secretions, lung expansion therapy and aerosol delivery.

The Company operates through a range of channels, including sales and rentals of products to acute and extended care facilities across the world through both a direct sales force and distributors; sales and rentals of products directly to patients in the home, and sales into primary care facilities. Through its network of approximately 160 North American and over 50 international service centers, and approximately 1,500 service professionals, the Company provides technical support and services, and delivers its products to customers on an as-needed basis.

The Company competes with Getinge AB, Guldmann, Invacare, Joerns Healthcare, Freedom Medical, Inc., Ascom Holding, Covidien, Ltd., Exergen Corporation, GE Healthcare, Heine Optotechnik, Action Medical, DeRoyal, Draeger, MizuhoOSI, Electromed, Inc., Philips, Respirtech, Linet, Stiegelmeyer, Stryker Corporation, SIZEWise Rentals, LLC, Universal Hospital Services, Inc., Omron Healthcare, Rauland-Borg Corporation, Riester, Skytron, Steris and Swann-Morton.

Company Address

Hill-Rom Holdings Inc

1069 State Road 46 E
BATESVILLE   IN   47006-7520
P: +1812.9347777
F: +1812.9348189

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