PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (October 25, 2016)—Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, a global manufacturer of medical products, announced that in January 2017 it will combine three of its rehab companies to form one larger organization called Inspired by Drive.

These three companies, Columbia Medical, Specialized Orthotic Services and Wenzelite Rehab, have been significant contributors to both the pediatric and adult rehabilitation marketplaces for a combined total of over 70 years.

“Inspired by Drive’s purpose was fueled by a desire to provide special needs children and their families with products that offer the highest clinical value with a visual appearance that disguises the medical nature of the product,” said Doug Francis, Principal & Co, founder of Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare.

Inspired by Drive will initially focus on a combination of enhancement of existing products and the creation of new products, specifically in three pediatric rehab categories—alternative positioning, bathing/toileting and mobility. Over the next several years that goal will be to expand the product offerings into additional complex rehab categories.

“Our goal is to create and bring to market products that are representative of how inspired we are by the grace, love and determination that children with special needs, along with their family members, demonstrate in overcoming the challenges they are faced with in daily living,” said Matt Lawrence, Vice President and General Manager of Drive DeVilbiss Rehabilitation Business.

The headquarters for Inspired by Drive will be located at the site of the current Columbia Medical location in Sante Fe Springs, CA. Inspired by Drive products will be sold and distributed around the globe.

Visit drivemedical.com for more information.