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Last $17.89 USD
Change Today +0.2901 / 1.65%
Volume 3.6K
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70 Commerce Center

Greenville, SC 29615

United States

Phone: 864-288-8877

Fax: 864-288-8692

Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. manufactures and distributes various therapeutic support surfaces and related products, using polyurethane foam and other foam products and materials for the medical, consumer, and industrial markets. Operations The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Span Medical Products Canada Inc. (Span-Canada), located in Beamsville, Ontario, Canada, manufactures and sells hospital bed frames and related case goods, tables, and seating products. The company is operating Span-Canada under the registered business name M.C. Healthcare Products (M.C. Healthcare). The company’s products are distributed primarily in the United States and Canada, and to a lesser degree, in various countries outside North America. Segments Medical segment This segment’s principal medical products consist of polyurethane foam mattress overlays, therapeutic support surfaces (which consist of non-powered and powered therapeutic support surfaces), patient positioners, medical beds, tables, and related in-room furnishings, as well as seating, Selan skin care, and fall protection products. The company sells these products primarily in North America to customers in the major segments of the health care market, including acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health care providers. Mattress Overlays The company produces various foam mattress overlays, including convoluted foam pads and its patented Geo-Matt overlay. Its overlay products are mattress pads rather than complete mattresses and are marketed as less expensive alternatives to more complex therapeutic support surfaces. The company’s mattress overlays disperse body heat, increase air circulation beneath the patient, and reduce moisture accumulation to aid in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. Their convoluted or geometrically contoured construction also reduces shear forces and distributes the patient’s body weight, thereby reducing the localized pressure that could cause pressure ulcers. The Geo-Matt design includes various individual foam cells that are cut to exacting tolerances on computer-controlled equipment to create a clinically effective mattress surface. These products are designed to provide patients with comfort and to assist in treating patients who have developed or are susceptible to developing pressure ulcers. The mattress overlays are designed for single patient use. Therapeutic Support Surfaces For classification purposes, the company divides its lines of therapeutic support surfaces into two groups, non-powered and powered, and the company has various sub-categories within those two groups. The company’s non-powered therapeutic support surfaces fall into two major sub-categories, such as the Geo-Mattress all-foam products and the non-powered portion of the PressureGuard product line. Geo-Mattress products are single-density or multi-layered foam therapeutic support surfaces topped with the same patented Geo-Matt surface used in the company’s overlays. Non-powered Therapeutic Support Surfaces The company offers the Geo-Mattress Max, Plus, and Pro models of foam therapeutic support surfaces. It extended the product line with the release of the Geo-Mattress with Wings, which has been a contributor to overall Geo-Mattress sales. The Wings support surfaces feature raised perimeter bolsters designed to reduce the chances of patients rolling out of bed or becoming entrapped between the edge of the therapeutic support surface and the bed’s side rails. The company added a second line extension, the Geo-Mattress Atlas, to address the needs of heavier patients. The company also offers the Geo-Mattress UltraMax. Developed primarily for the acute care market, the UltraMax incorporates various proprietary design features, including three-dimensional zoning, an ultra-resilient torso section, and a shear-reducing, bi-directional stretch cover. The company’s non-powered support surfaces consist of products from the PressureGuard series. It owns the PressureGuard design through the acquisition of Healthflex, Inc. The original design combined a polyurethane foam shell and static air cylinders to form a supp


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