MAGNET Cooperative Welcomes Casco Manufacturing Solutions
Top quality, American-made patient support surfaces
February 25, 2015 — MAGNET Cooperative (MAGNET) selected Casco Manufacturing Solutions as a supplier at the start of 2015. This partnership provides MAGNET members with high quality patient support surfaces at the best possible prices. Casco’s innovative technologies have revolutionized patient support surface products.
Casco manufactures specialty patient support surfaces including mattresses, OR table and stretcher pads, replacement covers and birthing beds. In addition, Casco has on-staff clinical experts to help create custom designs that provide solutions to challenges that may come up in the field. Its customers are served through a professional healthcare sales channel that includes nurses and other highly knowledgeable representatives.
Casco was the first to discover how to use fabric, foam and other materials to prevent pressure ulcers. Dating back to 1985, Casco has used this innovative technology to design and manufacture products for some of the nation’s leading bed manufacturers. “Comfort and safety is our top concern,” explains Casco CEO, Melissa Mangold. “We strive to continually raise the bar in patient support surface products. Simply meeting standard criteria is not enough. We go the extra mile to ensure that patients and their caregivers remain safe.”
The partnership between MAGNET and Casco enables approximately 9,500 providers to offer their patients the most comfortable and safe support surfaces. MAGNET Cooperative Vice President and COO, Steve Duke states, “We are pleased to offer the quality, service and technologies that Casco Manufacturing Solutions brings as a supplier of patient support surfaces to our members.” MAGNET members include hospitals, alternate care facilities, physician practices and clinics. MAGNET contracts with suppliers to ensure their members get the best possible prices on equipment, services and commodities, making it financially possible for MAGNET members to offer their patients the best quality of care.
Casco is a proud American Manufacturer of patient support surfaces for hospitals, long term care facilities and home care for the past 30 years. Casco Manufacturing Solutions addresses patient care needs at all levels of prevention and treatment including specialty mattress replacement, mattress covers, stretcher pads, OR table pads and birthing bed mattress replacement. Casco manufactures patient support surfaces for many of the large hospital bed companies and now has a complete line of top quality products at manufacturer direct pricing. This allows Casco to supply high quality products to you through a dedicated national distribution network for a fraction of the cost. WBENC# 245935 WOSB# W060022 FDA Registration 1528695
Mid-Atlantic Group Network of Shared Services Cooperative (MAGNET) is one of the oldest, largest and most experienced shared service organizations in the country. MAGNET, founded in 1979, is the “Other GPO” serving through its GPO member groups approximately 9,500 providers. The groups offer healthcare providers MAGNET vendor contracts that fill the need for delivering quality patient care at the best possible pricing. The member groups are Joint Purchasing Corporation (JPC), Creative Source Concepts, Inc. (CSC), Connecticut Hospital Association Shared Services Program (CHA SSP), Hospital Central Services Cooperative, Inc. (HCSC), and Southwest Ohio Health Care Affiliates, Inc. (SOHCA). For more information about MAGNET Group, visit magnetgroup.com.
Joint Purchasing Corporation (JPC) was established in 1922, and, along with its subsidiary, Creative Source Concepts (CSC), are founding members of MAGNET. They proudly extend the MAGNET developed vendor cost saving contracts that meet the continuing demand of facilities and providers for quality care at affordable costs. For more information about JPC and CSC, visit www.jpc.org.
Hospital Central Services Cooperative, Inc. (HCSC) is a non-profit cooperative. Founded in 1969, HCSC is well into its fifth decade of service to healthcare. HCSC strives to provide MAGNET contracts to generate cost savings for its members and improve the quality of healthcare. For more information about HCSC, visit www.hcsc.org.
Southwest Ohio Health Care Affiliates, Inc. (SOHCA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA). The group currently specializes in local contracts that result in better pricing being negotiated than currently available through participant facility’s national group contract affiliations. For more information about SOHCA, visit www.gdaha.org.
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