Connect America Acquires Tunstall Americas to Increase Scale, Expand Service, and Bring System Innovation to Healthcare Markets
BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Connect America, the nation's largest independent provider of personal emergency response systems (PERS), announced today that it has acquired Tunstall Americas, another leader in connected health services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The integration of Tunstall Americas with Connect America joins two consumer and healthcare market leaders, bringing together over 1000 employees, more than 300,000 shared subscribers, and more than 1000 healthcare network partners. The companies will come together under the Connect America brand name, and deliver a best-in-class, connected health experience that will allow healthcare providers to better manage their patients' health, safety, and security, thereby enhancing ongoing quality of life while reducing hospital admissions and readmissions. Individual subscribers will benefit from Connect America's extensive portfolio of innovative, state-of-the-art PERS systems and 24/7/365 remote monitoring services.
"This acquisition allows us to increase scale, expand service, and bring true system innovation to the healthcare market in a way that will significantly improve outcomes," said David Cautin, CEO, Connect America. "We are excited to welcome employees from Tunstall Americas to the Connect America family and look forward to bringing a next generation connected health experience to individuals, caregivers, hospitals, and healthcare organizations throughout North America."
Tunstall Americas will continue to operate from its current office locations, and will maintain its existing staff of dedicated and knowledgeable employees.
"As a company, Connect America is continually innovating and looking at new ways to solve the most pressing issues facing individuals and healthcare providers," said Oscar Meyer, President & CEO, Tunstall Americas. "By bringing together our respective businesses, we will deliver an unbeatable connected health experience."
Connect America's remote monitoring and engagement solutions for individuals, caregivers, hospitals, and healthcare organizations, are bringing cutting-edge innovation to the care continuum. Through this acquisition and its continued efforts towards greater scale, improved systems, and enhanced service, Connect America is reshaping the healthcare cost curve through scalable, aging-in-place initiatives.
"The acquisition of Tunstall Americas is a natural fit because of the complementary connected health products and services they bring to the Connect America healthcare provider network," said Richard Brooks, President, Healthcare Division of Connect America. "With the integration of Tunstall Americas, Connect America will continue to lead the industry with a truly scalable and technology-enabled operational infrastructure designed to help healthcare providers of all kinds to better serve their patients while simultaneously allowing them to contain the ever-rising costs of healthcare across the country."
About Tunstall Americas
Tunstall Americas is a division of Tunstall Healthcare Group. Collectively, Tunstall's products and services deliver a seamless patient experience and help to empower people to take a more active role in their health and well being. For more, visit: http://americas.tunstall.com/.
About Connect America
Established in 2004, Connect America has grown to become the nation's largest independent provider of personal emergency response systems (PERS). Headquartered in the Greater Philadelphia, PA area with regional offices nationwide, the company's innovative products and services improve quality of life for hundreds of thousands of individuals and their caregivers. Connect America promotes better health, safety, and security through its growing family of innovative connected health solutions that are sold direct-to-consumer as well as through an extensive healthcare provider network. Connect America's mission is to ensure that all of its subscribers reap the vital and, at times, life saving benefits of living in a connected world. For more on Connect America's Healthcare division, visit https://connectamericapers.com/.
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