ROCKY HILL, Conn. — ATG Rehab announced June 9 it has
acquired the mobility and complex rehab division of Rapid City,
S.D.-based WestMed Rehab.

Founded by Tim Pederson, Deb Holso and John Nesland, WestMed
serves more than 800 clients per year in South Dakota's Black Hills
area through the region's hospitals, rehab clinics and long-term
care facilities, according to a release.

The company will become part of ATG's Mountain Region under
Regional President Michele Longo, ME, ATP. Mobility and complex
rehab customers will continue to receive support from WestMed ATPs
Tony Holso and Joe Luciano and technician Kary Fahrner.

The addition gives ATG Rehab 28 offices across 20 states, the
release said. In March, the company acquired
the complex rehab segment
of Warwick, R.I.-based Vanguard Home
Medical Equipment, a subsidiary of Landauer Metropolitan, and Peak
Wheelchairs of Colorado with offices in Lafayette (Denver) and
Windsor. Last fall, ATG added four locations
in Oklahoma City, Okla.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Lynnwood (Seattle)
and Tacoma, Wash.

Pederson, WestMed's former CEO and president and past chair of
the American Association for Homecare's Complex Rehab Mobility
Council, now leads The National Orthotics & Prosthetics Network
at The MED Group. For more on his new position, see "MED's Pederson: O&P
Might Be Just What the Doctor Ordered
," April 25.