Sizewise® and LINET® today announced a cross-manufacturing agreement between the two global medical equipment companies, leveraging the strengths of each company to enhance their patient and caregiver offerings.
The agreement allows select LINET bed frames to be rented through Sizewise distribution channels across the U.S., and brings Sizewise therapeutic support surface technology to LINET customers in the U.S. and worldwide.
“Our customers and their patients are the real winners with this agreement,” said Brian Frickey, Sizewise CEO. “We’re looking at many ways we can pair best-in-class bedframes from LINET with best-in-class support surfaces from Sizewise. Previously, those items were unavailable as rental options, and much harder to attain from the capital side.”
The cross-manufacturing agreement initially pairs Sizewise support surface options and LINET Eleganza bed frame technology into the Sizewise Crosscare™ by LINET—a rental option for Med-Surg/Critical Care use. Future rollouts will include a LINET pediatric crib with Sizewise air support surface; and LINET support surfaces built by Sizewise Manufacturing in Corona, Calif.
“Healthcare facilities are under growing pressure to reduce cost and improve care,” said Michael Kaminski, CEO of LINET Americas. “This new agreement will allow both companies to strengthen their offering ultimately resulting in the customer being able to select the best combination of support frame and therapeutic surface to meet their patient, caregiver and hospital needs regardless if they desire to rent or purchase.”
Both the U.S. and European hospital bed markets show steady and resilient growth for the foreseeable future in Acute and Post-Acute markets that use both standard and specialty equipment for unique patient populations.
“Sizewise has a reputation for white-glove service and customers who are fiercely loyal,” said Frickey. “LINET has a legacy of innovative, quality engineered smart bed frames. Together, this agreement will serve a rapidly changing market with unparalleled product and service.”
“We’re excited for the opportunity to better serve our customers in North America and abroad—two great companies with a similar dedication to product and customer,” said Kaminski.
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 branches nationwide, Sizewise offers a range of American-made specialty surfaces, bed frames, and mobility devices that enhance patient healing and caregiver satisfaction. Sizewise is headquartered in Lenexa, Kan. Learn more at sizewise.com or email [email protected].
Founded in 1990, LINET is an international leader in healthcare technology with patient beds installed in more than 100 countries. Considered one of the most dynamic companies in the medical field, LINET offers a new and unique approach to the hospital bed market. LINET manufacturers innovative beds for the ICU and Med-Surg, Labor and Delivery, One-Day Care, and Long-Term Care environments that promote patient and nurse safety, facilitate early mobilization, assist in better adherence to turning schedules, improve pain management, and help reduce infection rates. Learn more at linetamericas.com or email [email protected].