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Compass Health Brands buys Meridian Medical

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CLEVELAND — Compass Health Brands has acquired home health care manufacturer and supplier Meridian Medical LLC.

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Stuart Straus, CEO of Compass Health Brands

Financial terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. Knoxville, Tenn.-based Meridian’s offerings include gel overlays, seating/positioning cushions, therapeutic support surfaces, lymphedema systems and respiratory products.

Meridian markets its products under the brands Air Lift, CareFore, Ultra Care, Gel Lite, Core Comfort and MediPress.

Compass Health said the addition of Meridian’s products gives it a full suite of solutions for pressure prevention, enabling the company to better serve home medical equipment (HME) providers through its independent dealer network.

“This acquisition expands our best-in-class product portfolio and provides us a solid platform in the pressure prevention category,” stated Stuart Straus, president and chief executive officer of Compass Health Brands. “In addition, Meridian nicely complements our Roscoe Medical business and greatly enhances our ability to meet the growing needs of our home medical equipment dealer network.”

Plans call for Meridian to continue to manufacture products in the United States and for Meridian president Mike Cofer will stay on as director of manufacturing operations.

“We are excited to be joining the Compass Health Brands portfolio of companies. Being part of such a dynamic and growing organization will bring significant opportunities,” Cofer commented. “Our new combined customer base will greatly benefit from expanded product lines and enhanced distribution capabilities that we will be able to provide.”

Covering the professional and consumer markets, Compass Health’s product lineup spans such categories as bath safety, durable medical equipment (DME), health aids, medication compliance, mobility, pain management, personal care, respiratory and sleep therapy.

Its professional brands, sold through a professional independent dealer network, include Roscoe Medical, InTENSity and Viverity. The company’s consumer brands — Carex, AccuRelief, Apex, Bed Buddy and TheraMed — are sold through drug chains, drug wholesalers, mass merchants and supermarket retailers.

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