Pelstar, LLC, Manufacturer of Health o meter Professional Scales, Acquires Bridge Healthcare USA

McCook, IL August 29, 2023 – Pelstar LLC, the manufacturer of market-leading medical scales Health o meter Professional and McAuley Medical, Safe Patient Handling products, is thrilled to announce the expansion of its Safe Patient Handling portfolio. The company has successfully acquired Bridge Healthcare USA. Bridge Healthcare is renowned for its specialized Safe Patient Handling Products that effectively reduce and prevent injuries to healthcare workers during patient transfers and repositioning in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and specialty clinics. Its featured products include Lateral Air Transfer and Repositioning Systems, Air Supplies, and Slide Sheets. With this acquisition, Pelstar LLC reaffirms its commitment to providing top-notch healthcare solutions and further strengthens its position as a leader in the Safe Patient Handling market and improving the well-being of healthcare workers.

Anthony Febbraro, Managing Director of Bridge Healthcare, says, "This is a great match, and I'm very excited about this acquisition. Pelstar is an outstanding customer-centric organization, including a leadership team that aligns with Bridge's vision; “We Make Safe Patent Handling Simple.” Combining Pelstar’s McAuley transfer board with the Bridge product line offers a comprehensive selection of lateral transfer and repositioning products. The combined product line will offer our partners and customers a one-of-a-kind specialized portfolio in transfer products, allowing them to choose the best option for their specific clinical environment.” Anthony comes with over 25 years in the Safe Patient Handling Manufacturing Industry and will continue to lead the Safe Patient Handling efforts of Bridge Healthcare for Pelstar as the Director of Safe Patient Handling. 

According to Scott Gottman, Director of Business Development at Pelstar, “Providing our customers a safe, easy, and efficient way to transfer patients is paramount to us as an organization. With the acquisition of Bridge Healthcare, Pelstar is now positioned to compete effectively in the Safe Patient Handling market.”

Corporate information –

Pelstar®, LLC Corporate Headquarters
9500 West 55th St.
McCook, IL 60525-7110 USA
Toll Free: 800-815-6615

For more information,please contact
Scott Gottman at call 708-297-6582
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