Tunstall Acquires Providence Lifeline Medical Alert

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Expansion Continues into the Northwest United States

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This is our largest acquisition to date and helps us to fulfill our vision of helping people remain safe, healthy, and independent at home through innovative healthcare technology and high-touch personal monitoring services across the country.

Tunstall Healthcare Group, the world leader in remote care and safety monitoring, has acquired Providence Lifeline Medical Alert Service via its U.S. subsidiary, Tunstall Americas. The acquisition demonstrates Tunstall’s commitment to expand its service footprint across the United States through acquiring or partnering with highly regarded regional, state, and local providers of telecare, medical alarms, and medication management services.

Oscar Meyer, President and CEO of Tunstall Americas stated, “We are delighted to welcome Providence Lifeline Medical Alert Service’s professional team and thousands of customers to the Tunstall family. This is our largest acquisition to date and helps us to fulfill our vision of helping people remain safe, healthy, and independent at home through innovative healthcare technology and high-touch personal monitoring services across the country.”

Tunstall Americas provides nationwide 24/7 healthcare monitoring services from HIPAA compliant call centers in New York and Rhode Island. Tunstall also manufactures a wide range of medical alert, telehealth, and medication management solutions including traditional telephone based systems, cellular systems, and mobile safety devices to meet the needs of all individuals. These products have the option of automatic fall detection, an important innovation that provides additional peace of mind for at-risk populations both at home and away in the community.

In a prepared statement, Providence Health & Services explained, “In making this decision, Providence thoughtfully reviewed options to expand the availability of personal emergency response services in the communities it serves and identified Tunstall as uniquely positioned to commit to growth and service excellence in alignment with Providence’s values and vision. Providence looks forward to a collaboration that will help people stay safe and independent at home.”

About Tunstall Healthcare Group
Tunstall Healthcare Group supports millions of people across 51 countries, offering a range of Connected Care and Connected Health solutions that enable more efficient and effective care. Our strategy is to use smart technology underpinned by high quality, high-touch services to provide enhanced care in the home for older people and those with long-term conditions. The Connected Care and Connected Health solutions provided by Tunstall improves outcomes and efficiencies when compared to traditional models of a hospital or residence-based care.

About Providence Health & Services
Providence Health & Services is committed to improving the health of the communities it serves, especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. In 2016, Providence provided nearly $1.2 billion in community benefit to help meet the needs of its communities, both today and into the future. Providence Health & Services is a part of Providence St. Joseph Health, a family of organizations that includes 50 hospitals, 829 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services. The health system and its partners employ more than 100,000 caregivers serving communities across seven states – Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Along with Saint Joseph Health, PSJH includes: in Texas, Covenant Health and Covenant Medical Group; in California, Facey Medical Foundation, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare; and in Washington, Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Pacific Medical Centers and Swedish Health Services.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Krystal Potenza at 401-312-7963 or email at krystal.potenza(at)tunstall(dot)com.

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