Tunstall Acquires Lifeline Hawaii Services

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Tunstall Continues Consolidation Across United States

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our local service delivery & 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 & their families

Tunstall Healthcare Group, the world leader in connected healthcare, 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 organizations 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 centers in New York and Rhode Island. Tunstall also manufacturers 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 Tunstall:
Tunstall Healthcare Group, founded in 1957 in England, is the world leader and supplier of Connected Health and Connected Care products and services. Tunstall helps people during emergencies and crisis situations 24/7/365 from dozens of company-owned and operated monitoring centers around the globe. Tunstall connects, talks with, and informs people with in-home technology and services that enhance their independence, freedom, social engagement, health, and wellbeing. Tunstall serves more than 3.5 million people every day in 51 countries.

Tunstall Americas (http://www.americas.tunstall.com) operates Connected Care monitoring centers in Long Island City, NY, Pawtucket, RI, and Newington, CT to deliver high-touch personal patient support services 24/7 to customers in all 50 states.

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.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Allison Frazer at 401-312-7960 or email at Allison.Frazer(at)Tunstall.com.

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