Ohio Medical: Marrying Quality Care and Ease-of-Use
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Dr. Stephen Markovich, CEO
From manufacturing one of the first anesthesia gas machines—The Ohio Monovalve, used extensively during World War I—to building the next-generation Push-To-Set™ (PTS) Vacuum Regulator, Ohio Medical has celebrated more than 100 years of patient safety, innovation, and quality. Previously owned by industry-leading companies such as GE, Ohio Medical today operates as an independent company that provides medical air and vacuum pumping systems and medical suction and oxygen therapy devices. “Over the years, we have reinforced our passion and commitment for patient safety and ease-of-use for medical practitioners for maximum care delivery,” says Anthony Wieczorek, President of Ohio Medical.
While all vacuum regulators available in the market leave room for patient safety risks in acute care environments, Ohio Medical’s solutions, driven by proprietary technology, close those gaps. “Our technology error-proofs the system to avoid practitioners from potentially over-suctioning their patients by mistake,” says Wieczorek. He explains, “Ohio Medical’s controller consists of fail-safe mechanisms built-in which enables the user to push the knob of the device and set the pressure while automatically occluding the line. Essentially, Ohio Medical has successfully made possible the process of one-hand operation. No more traditional two-hand orchestration where the users are required to occlude the line with one hand and set the pressure on the vacuum regulator with the other. Additionally, Ohio Medical’s vacuum controller assures that the vacuum pressure is set at the proper level the nurse or the respiratory therapists are looking for.”
Regarding the respiratory aspects, a broken or missing flowmeter can lead to either leakage of gas or insufficient gas volume in the breathing circuit, causing patient distress.
That said, the traditional flowmeters continue to perform poorly as they can be easily pulled out of the wall. Aware of these predicaments, Ohio Medical developed the Patented Tube Style Integrated Flowmeter which combines a tube style flowmeter and a medical gas outlet into one simple, compact unit. The gas outlet offers an extra connection which provides the flexibility to attach another flowmeter, hose or ventilator. Its flowmeter is robust and requires the removal of the whole wall assembly while unplugging.
Over the years, we have reinforced our passion and commitment for patient safety and ease-of-use for medical practitioners for maximum care delivery
Also included in Ohio Medical’s robust product offering are blenders and a line of portable suction regulators that have been well adopted by the company’s clients. An ongoing issue with many portable medical devices is that the plug is proprietary. The whole unit becomes unusable when the power plug of the device is lost. “We built our power cord into the unit,so you cannot take the power cord off. As long as you have the portable unit with you, the power cord will remain connected,” informs Wieczorek.
Having cemented its position in the medical device expanse, Ohio Medial has now delved into an exciting journey of delivering value-added services. The company has built a robust service organization and is on the quest to develop a stronger team rather than relying on outsourced talent and expertise. Through its Room Ready program, which is a no-charge inventory evaluation, Ohio Medical assesses the suction and oxygen therapy products within medical departments to ensure they are all in working order.
Ohio Medical emphasizes product vitality and new product development as part of its future roadmap. Its deep passion for realizing its mission has emerged as a difference between excellence and mediocrity. Being enthusiastic about onboarding rich talent, the company focuses on enhancing and retaining a dynamic workforce that has the necessary skills and the will to collaborate for effective care delivery. Committed to innovation, Ohio Medical will continue to foster unique ideas that add value to its portfolio of offerings and enhance its customer experience.
Description Ohio Medical provides cutting-edge medical air and vacuum pumping systems and
medical suction and oxygen therapy devices as well as value-based services
for maximum care delivery. Ohio Medical has maintained a presence in the medical industry for well over 45 years under the brands of Ohio Medical, Ohmeda, Aeros-Instruments, Squire-Cogswell and Amvex. Ohio Medical is a leading worldwide supplier of medical vacuum and gas delivery and systems. Ohio Medical products have created a reputation as a manufacturer of clinically relevant and reliable products
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