SKANEATELES FALLS, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC), a leading medical technology company, announced its Welch Allyn unit's sponsorship of National Health Center Week and the National Association of Community Health Centers. The support exemplifies the company's dedication to providing industry leading diagnostic technologies to help community health centers build healthier communities.
Through local and national level events, Welch Allyn will collaborate with the NACHC to share its smart tools in order to help communities improve health outcomes, expand services and modernize infrastructures. According to the NACHC, these health centers serve as the primary medical resource for nearly 25 million people in 9,200 rural and urban communities across America.1 In conjunction with the NACHC celebrating National Health Center Week, Welch Allyn will be honoring the work community centers do to improve the lives of Americans through access to affordable, quality healthcare.
"We are pleased to align our efforts with those of NACHC," said Alton Shader, president of Front Line Care for Hill-Rom. "We are continuously focused on how we can provide industry leading innovative technologies to help improve health centers around the world."
"It is great to see companies such as Welch Allyn support our mission in making communities a better and healthier place," said Tom Van Coverden, President and CEO of NACHC. "We're grateful for this partnership and looking forward to continuously supporting health centers locally and nationally."
About Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.
Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology company with 10,000 employees worldwide. We partner with health care providers in more than 100 countries by focusing on patient care solutions that improve clinical and economic outcomes in five core areas: Advancing Mobility, Wound Care and Prevention, Clinical Workflow, Surgical Safety and Efficiency and Respiratory Health. Around the world, Hill-Rom's people, products, and programs work towards one mission: Every day, around the world, we enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers. Visit www.hill-rom.com for more information.
About Welch Allyn, Inc.
Since 1915 Welch Allyn has brought a unique perspective to developing diagnostic solutions by combining pragmatic knowledge with a visionary spirit of innovation and ongoing improvement. As a leading global manufacturer of physical examination instruments and accessories and EMR-connected vital signs and cardiac monitoring solutions, the company has a steadfast commitment to delivering superlative medical products, services and solutions that help healthcare professionals provide better care for their patients. Now a division of Hill-Rom, Welch Allyn is headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, N.Y. (USA) and employs more than 2,500 people in 26 different countries. Visit www.welchallyn.com for more information. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
1 National Association of Community Health Centers. About our health centers. http://nachc.org/about-our-health-centers/
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