ATG Acquires WestMed Rehab Division
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.