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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 therapeutic support surfaces and related products utilizing polyurethane and other foam products for the medical, consumer, and industrial markets. Strategy The company’s primary long-term strategy is to become a leading health care manufacturer and marketer specializing in wound management products used in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. 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 operates 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 several countries outside North America. Segments Medical This segment’s 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 more evenly distributes the patient’s body weight, thereby reducing the localized pressure that can 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 has various sub-categories within those two groups. Its non-powered therapeutic support surfaces fall into two main sub-categories: 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 mattresses 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. The company extended the product line with the release of the Geo-Mattress with Wing. The Wings support surfaces feature raised perimeter bolsters designed to reduce the chances of patients rolling out of bed or becoming entrapped. It also offers a line extension, the Geo-Mattress Atlas to address the needs of heavier patients. The company 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. The original design combined a polyurethane foam shell and static air cylinders to form a support surface that incorporated the comfort and pressure relieving features of both mattress overlays and thera

 

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