"The acquisition of DiaMedical is a stepping-stone for our industry. I am personally excited to see both teams joining forces to provide our customers with unprecedented quality service and product recommendations."
Monaca, PA (PRWEB) May 05, 2023
Pocket Nurse Enterprises, LLC, a Pittsburgh-based nurse-owned and operated leading manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies and equipment for simulation and healthcare education, is pleased to announce that it has acquired DiaMedical USA, a leading manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment, supplies, furnishings and replacement parts.
Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, DiaMedical offers turnkey solutions for healthcare facilities and educational institutions simplifying the procurement process to allow clinicians and instructors to prioritize patient care and education. DiaMedical shares a common mission with Pocket Nurse to improve the quality of healthcare through designing innovative educational products and streamlining operational efficiencies. After more than 30 years in business, Pocket Nurse made the decision to expand to better serve its loyal and prospective customers. This acquisition will provide customers with the most innovative educational healthcare supplies from both organizations and further improved operational efficiencies.
President and Chief Operating Officer, Eric Bordenstein, shared his thoughts on the impact of this acquisition: “Pocket Nurse has the privilege of serving amazing nurse educators as well as future nurses. We are proud to supply products to help enhance education and simulation in the classroom as well as simulated scenarios. With the addition of such a great company, Pocket Nurse and DiaMedical can now expand that reach, and the impact we have on nurse education together.”
In conjunction with this acquisition, Pocket Nurse has formed a new parent company, Simulation Health Alliance, LLC. Pocket Nurse and DiaMedical banners will continue to operate independently under Simulation Health Alliance so there will be no disruption to our valued customers. Anthony Battaglia, MS, RN, the current owner and CEO of Pocket Nurse will serve as CEO of Simulation Health Alliance and Pocket Nurse, sharing his passion for healthcare education with both DiaMedical and Pocket Nurse organizations. Anthony shared his excitement for the simulation industry around the acquisition: “The acquisition of DiaMedical is a stepping-stone for our industry. I am personally excited to see both teams joining forces to provide our customers with unprecedented quality service and product recommendations. Together, we will continue to strive toward providing the best simulation solutions to our family of healthcare educators.”
Jeff Ambrose, DiaMedical’s founder and CEO, will serve as an executive consultant assisting in the leadership transition to Anthony over the next several months before retiring after 15 successful years. Gillian Peralta will lead the DiaMedical banner in a new role as Executive Vice President of Simulation Health Alliance and DiaMedical reporting directly to Eric Bordenstein, President and COO of Simulation Health Alliance and Pocket Nurse. In a joint statement from Peralta and Ambrose regarding the acquisition: “Our mission at DiaMedical has always been to Improve the Quality of Healthcare. This exciting new chapter for our company will not only provide a better customer experience to both our clinical and educational customers, but it will allow us to work together with Pocket Nurse to support our nurse educator community to create the most prepared generation of healthcare professionals.”