Ferno Offers CleanPatch to Pre-Hospital Customers in Canada


Surface Medical Inc. (“SMI”) announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Canadian division of Ferno-Washington, Inc. (“Ferno Canada”), a global manufacturer and distributor of the most comprehensive and innovative patient handling solutions for professional EMS, rescue, fire, police and mortuary services.

Ferno Canada will offer CleanPatch to its ambulance services and patient transportation (“Pre-Hospital”) customers, which is complementary to Associated Health Systems and Schaan Healthcare who service Acute Care and Long-Term Care customers. This arrangement offers customers better market access to CleanPatch to solve their mattress repair needs.

“In the pre-hospital market, patient surfaces are high use and undergo significant wear and tear. CleanPatch has attracted a high level of interest from these customers to extend the life of their equipment with clinically validated solutions,” comments Tony Abboud, Vice President of Business Development at Surface Medical. “Aligning with a well-recognized market leader like Ferno will increase awareness of CleanPatch and the inherent patient safety risk of leaving damage unaddressed.”

“CleanPatch provides our customers with an innovative product with immediate benefits,” comments Bruce Whitaker, Managing Director of Ferno Canada. “Offering this product reinforces Ferno’s commitment to satisfy our customers with innovative cost-effective products that improve healthcare delivery for caregivers and those they serve.”

Ferno Canada and Surface Medical will jointly feature CleanPatch at the upcoming Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC) Annual Conference from June 3rd through 6th in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In addition to demonstrating the product at the Ferno exhibitor booth, Surface Medical will be presenting a poster on CleanPatch during this conference: Novel Process to Assess and Repair Damaged Surfaces of EMS Stretchers.

About Surface Medical Inc.

Surface Medical Inc. is an Alberta-based medical device company focused on developing products to address an estimated 48 billion dollar problem that results in 100,000 deaths in North America each year: healthcare-associated infections. Founded in 2010, SMI is dedicated to creating innovative products that reduce the transfer of infection and facilitate the safe administration of healthcare for the benefit of practitioners and patients alike. For more information about Surface Medical, please visit www.surfacemedical.ca

About Ferno-Washington

Ferno-Washington is a professionally-managed, family owned company that leverages innovation to drive its passion for superior emergency services. Serving over 100 countries, Ferno is committed to creating and delivering safe, quality and customer-inspired products to create a safer world. For more information about Ferno Canada, please visit www.fernocan.com