West Branch Medical News & Activities
West Branch Medical Receives "Dealer of the Year Award" at NeoMed's 2013 National Sales Meeting
Kennesaw, GA – February 21, 2013 – NeoMed, Inc., a leading manufacturer of enteral nutrition delivery devices, held their annual National Sales Meeting on February 20 and 21. More than forty sales representatives attended, representing twelve independent dealers and two NeoMed direct sales reps from the United States and Puerto Rico. The purpose of the annual sales meeting is to bring the salesforce together for training on new products, breakout session discussion, and the recognition of outstanding dealers with the announcement of dealer’s awards.
Tony Lair, President of NeoMed, presented the 2012 NeoMed Dealer of the Year award to Marc Waldman, principal of West Branch Medical. West Branch Medical experienced a significant 45% growth between 2011 and 2012, with upwards of $900,000 in sales. West Branch Medical is committed to enhancing their product knowledge, training four of their sales representatives at NeoMed’s New Rep Training on February 19. Headquartered outside of Philadelphia, PA, West Branch Medical, LLC is a locally owned and operated provider of medical devices and services, with a reputation of providing top quality products, cutting-edge technology, and an unparalleled commitment to customer service.
West Branch Medical Celebrates 10th Anniversary!
This spring, West Branch Medical is celebrating our 10th year in business!
While this milestone is certainly a mark of accomplishment for us, we also want to acknowledge the important contribution that you have made to our success. As a customer, associate, or manufacturing partner of West Branch Medical, you are indeed deserving of our gratitude. Like many small businesses in this country, our company has grown by consistently listening to the needs of our customers. Your dedication to excellent patient care challenges us every day to deliver top quality products, cutting edge technology and an unparalleled commitment to service and education.
The future holds many exciting changes and challenges for all of us in the patient care arena. For West Branch Medical, our corporate values stay the same, but our look has changed! Our new logo depicts these enduring values by pairing a caring hand with a green leaf representing new growth and vitality.
The West Branch Medical team is excited to meet future challenges with the same enthusiasm and dedication that helped us arrive at this 10 year milestone. We look forward to partnering with you in the next decade to continue to provide BETTER PRODUCTS and BETTER CARE.
With gratitude and warmest regards,
Dan Tatum and Marc Waldman
Principals, WEST BRANCH MEDICAL
West Branch Medical Appoints Director of Critical Care Products
West Branch Medical Inc., a specialty medical device sales and marketing organization servicing NJ, PA and DE has announced the appointment of Marybeth Hlavac as Director, Critical Care Products. Ms. Hlavac will be responsible for expanding the company’s portfolio of critical care products and developing the newly created Repair and Biomedical Division. This division offers repair services for the following equipment: Wall Suction Regulators, Oxygen Blender Overhauls/Repairs, Fetal Transducers, Ultrasound & TEE Probes, Pulse Oximeter Probes & Extension Cables, ECG/EKG Cables & Leadwires, Modules, Telemetry Transmitters, Bedside Monitors and Infusion Pumps
Ms. Hlavac commented “In over twenty years in the specialty sales and marketing field, my commitment has been to offer exceptional product knowledge to my customer base while providing them with cutting edge, innovative products which positively affect patient outcomes. I’m excited to be a part of the West Branch Medical team. I’ve been impressed with their commitment to new, innovative technologies and their reputation of providing customers with an unparalleled level of service.”
Dan Tatum and Marc Waldman, principals of West Branch Medical stated: “Marybeth’s dedication to her customers in the Delaware Valley healthcare market is demonstrated by her successful 20 year career. Her appointment reinforces West Branch Medical’s commitment to provide our end-user customers and manufacturing partners the best available talent.”
RAM CANNULA: IN THE NEWS!
A baby recently born at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center offers great hope to parents and clinicians treating the tiniest of patients. Melinda Star Guido came into the world 16 weeks early on Aug. 30, and weighed a total of 270 grams — just more than half a pound. County health officials said Global Birth Registry figures show that Melinda is the third- smallest baby ever born, weighing less than a can of soda and roughly the same as two iPhones. Her original due date was tomorrow, Dec. 15, according to the county. Melinda is being closely monitored at the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, but she is “growing and thriving.”
“The first three or four days, I was worried if this baby was going to make it,” said Dr. Rangasamy Ramanathan, chief of the neonatology section at County USC Medical Center. “So every day, more than once we spoke to the family and said take it minute by minute.”
Their dedication paid off: Melinda now weighs 4.12 pounds. Melinda has endured a great deal since her birth, however the care and expertise of the NICU staff under the guidance of “Dr. Ram” enabled her survival. In addition to his status as one of today’s leading neonatologists, Dr. Ram is the inventor of the RAM Cannula, an innovative product now available from WEST BRANCH MEDICAL.
At West Branch Medical, we are pleased to offer quality products which, like the RAM Cannula, are saving the lives of the littlest patients in hospitals throughout our region and worldwide. Please contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org for further info about the RAM and how you can set up a demo and evaluation of this revolutionary device.
Playful Foaming Wash
The PLAYFUL FOAMING WASH is your safe, non-toxic, pH neutral alternative to other tear-free baby washes!
• The Playful Foaming Wash meets all NANN/AWHONN Skin Care Guidelines.
• DOES NOT contain the harmful "bad stuff" like formaldehyde-releasing Q-15 used by competitors (NO parabens, phenoexyethanol, SLS)
• Packaged in environmentally friendly squeeze bottles and available to parents in retail stores.
Have you seen the news recently? The leading manufacturer's product is being challenged for its use of potentially harmful ingredients. Our PLAYFUL FOAMING WASH is a gentle, hydrating cleanser that will not irritate eyes or sensitive places. It has a mild and fresh scent from organic orange extract, not fragrance from chemical formulations.
ABC Neonatal ENTERAL ONLY Pump
West Branch Medical, in partnership with Atlanta BioMedical Corporation, introduces the
Neonatal ENTERAL ONLY Syringe Pump (Model 4100).
•Designed to reduce the risk of accidental misconnections between IV and Enteral lines.
•Developed to enhance Enteral Safety System initiatives by providing a low cost, dedicated Enteral Pump.
•Easily distinguished from IV pumps with orange striping.
•Ease of use reduces training time and increases compliance.
For more information about this pump, or to schedule a demo, please contact West Branch Medical via the CONTACT US link at the top of this page.
West Branch Medical Welcomes Monique Collins as Regional Developmental Care Specialist
Philadelphia, Pa., October 10, 2011 –West Branch Medical Inc., a specialty medical device sales and marketing organization servicing NJ, PA and DE has announced the appointment of Monique Collins as Regional Developmental Care Specialist. Ms. Collins has over 15 years’ experience in the medical device industry. She has spent the last 10 years assisting customers design and implement Developmental Care programs.
Ms. Collins commented “I am very excited to be a part of the West Branch Medical team. I believe my experience and understanding of developmental care initiatives can provide West Branch Medical customers with the latest products and resources to offer a comprehensive development care program. ”
Dan Tatum and Marc Waldman, principals of West Branch Medical stated: “We are extremely pleased to have Monique join our team. Her commitment to customers defines the West Branch Medical philosophy. Monique’s appointment reinforces West Branch Medical’s commitment to provide our end-user customers and manufacturing partners the best available talent.”
West Branch Medical Welcomes Shelley Perkins, RN, BSN as Clinical Sales Specialist
Shelley is a skilled neonatal nurse with over 25 years of experience and a thorough understanding of advanced technologies and devices. Her passion for both exceptional communication and effective clinical education make her a perfect fit for the West Branch Medical team. Shelley can be contacted directly by e-mail at email@example.com, or by phone at 610.233.6191.
West Branch Medical is a specialty sales and marketing medical device organization offering a complete portfolio of products designed to meet the unique product needs of the Maternal Child Health market with a particular focus on the NICU/ICN segment. Our comprehensive product portfolio ranges from Respiratory, IV and Enteral products to state of the art monitoring systems. In addition, we provide technical expertise to support the products and technologies we offer.
In welcoming Shelley, West Branch Medical again demonstrates our commitment to providing our end-user customers and manufacturing partners the best available clinical and sales support in our region.
NeoMed Receives FDA Approval for Sterile Oral/Enteral Syringes
NeoMed Inc (Woodstock, GA) announced 510(k) clearance from the FDA (Rockville, MD) for its line of sterile oral/enteral syringes. The new sterile oral/enteral syringes complement NeoMed’s lines of clear, amber and bulk pharmacy pack oral dispensers. NeoMed also received a certification for the successful registration of its quality management system for sterile feeding tubes, extension sets, syringes, umbilical vessel catheters, and urinary drainage catheters to both the ISO 13485:2003 standard, and the requirements of the Canadian Medical Devices Conformity Assessment System (CMDCAS). The Canadian Medical Device Regulations require compliance with ISO 13485:2003 as well as regulations specific to Canada.
Announcement from Beevers Manufacturing
Dear Valued Customer:
It is Beevers Manufacturing and Supply’s pleasure to announce West Branch Medical as our new Product Line Distributor in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania region. For years, West Branch Medical has been a valuable contributor to the hospital community in this region with superior products and care.
We are excited about the excellent service levels West Branch Medical will offer to all our customers. West Branch is now accepting orders and can be conveniently reached at the following address and phone numbers:
West Branch Medical
811 Lincoln Drive
Brookhaven, PA 19015
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for being part of our customer family and playing a major role in making Beevers Manufacturing and Supply a successful company.
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West Branch Medical Appoints Clinical Specialist
Philadelphia, Pa., April 21, 2009 –West Branch Medical, a specialty medical device sales and marketing organization servicing NJ, PA and DE has announced the appointment of Jill Childs, RN, BSN as Clinical Specialist. Her role will consist of supporting customer product evaluations and implementations as well as provide strategic direction for the company. Ms. Childs received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Villanova University in 2000 and currently works as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse in the Philadelphia market.
Dan Tatum and Marc Waldman, principals of West Branch Medical stated: “After speaking with our end-user customers and manufacturing partners, we believe there is a need to provide the clinical expertise Jill offers. This value added service uniquely differentiates West Branch Medical in our marketplace by providing the clinical knowledge to support the products, services and technologies we offer. ”
West Branch Medical and Waltec Medical Merge
Philadelphia, Pa., December 31, 2008 – West Branch Medical and Waltec Medical, two of the region’s premier medical device sales and marketing organizations, have merged operations to provide customers an enhanced portfolio of products and greater operational efficiencies. The combined entity, which will maintain the West Branch Medical name, offers customers and manufacturing partners over 60 year of combined sales, marketing and clinical expertise.
Dan Tatum and Marc Waldman, principals of the combined organization stated: “After speaking with a majority of our customer base, we believe we are filling a void in the Maternal-Child Health/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit market. As hospitals are challenged to consolidate vendors, we believe a one-stop-shop approach for this specific market is needed. We have had an overwhelming response to our business model and the products we offer.”