Tunstall Healthcare Group has acquired Lifeline Hawaii Services via its US subsidiary, Tunstall Americas. The acquisition expands Tunstall’s leadership role in consolidating the fragmented connected healthcare market by acquiring and partnering with highly regarded regional providers of connected healthcare monitoring services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This acquisition represents Tunstall Americas’ eleventh competitive service conversion since November 2014.
Casey Pittock, President and CEO of Tunstall Americas stated,
Many high quality local and regional providers of one-dimensional medical alarm monitoring services are seeking to expand their offering with Tunstall’s suite of connected healthcare products and services. We are very pleased to welcome Lifeline Hawaii’s customers to the Tunstall family and invite them to take advantage of our innovative technology and high-touch connected care monitoring services.” He continued, “Our plan is to support these new members of our service family and local healthcare organisations from our existing Kupuna Monitoring Systems office just outside of Honolulu, with monitoring services provided from our mainland locations.
Tunstall Americas provides nationwide 24/7 connected healthcare monitoring services from HIPAA compliant call centres in New York and Rhode Island. Tunstall also manufactures a wide variety of FDA registered connected care and connected health products such as medical alert, telehealth, and medication management products to meet the needs of all people. These products enable home based connected health services through traditional telephone lines, cellular connectivity, and the internet. Collectively, these products and services deliver a seamless connected care experience for people to help them remain independent in their own home, yet connected to high-touch healthcare monitoring services.
Scott Shapiro, founder and president of Lifeline Hawaii Services, said of the acquisition,
We are proud of the work we have done the past 15 years to establish a reputation for reliable, caring local service throughout Hawaii. We are very grateful for the trust people have put in Lifeline Hawaii. We believe that our local service delivery and strong relationships with healthcare institutions and government agencies combined with Tunstall's world-class connected care monitoring products and services will create new opportunities that help our elders and their families.
About Lifeline Hawaii Services:
Lifeline Hawaii Services was founded in 2000 to support the elder community throughout the Hawaiian Islands with products and services to help people remain safe and independent in their homes. Lifeline Hawaii partners with leading healthcare institutions and government agencies to identify those in need of services.