Span-America now offers a portfolio of ceiling lift products to serve both the healthcare facility and home care markets, aimed at helping to reduce the risks of manually lifting patients.

Developed as a joint project between Greenville, SC-based Span-America and its parent company, Savaria Corp, the product line includes portable lifts, a free-standing gantry, fixed lifts with the track system, a full complement of hardware for custom installations, and a line of slings.

According to the company, the ceiling lift line features a SureClip system with its unique “open-out” design to prevent unintended detachment of the sling to the lift; the FastTrack system with a patented installation tool to provide assurance that anchors are securely fastened to the ceiling; and highly adjustable slings so fewer types of slings are needed in healthcare settings, without compromising patient fit or comfort.

“We’re now about the bed, what’s on the bed and what’s over the bed, with the addition of ceiling lifts to our product mix. Ceiling lifts extend our ability to deliver positive patient outcomes in the healthcare setting and continuity of care at home,” says Clyde Shew, VP medical sales, and marketing for Span, in a media release.

“Healthcare institutions know they need to eliminate manual lifting. What becomes important now is choosing lifts that offer a lower cost of ownership and provide a path for easy compliance. Savaria ceiling lifts promise to make good on both of these points – with reliable long-life technology and intuitive simplicity,” adds Jonathan Benoit, R & D Manager for Savaria, in the release.

[Source: Span-America]