SOURCE: RS Medical

July 08, 2008 15:38 ET

ACHC Accreditation, ISO 13485 Certification Expand RS Medical's Reach

VANCOUVER, WA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - RS Medical, a privately held DME company specializing in pain management, physical rehabilitation, and regeneration products for the orthopedic and spine markets, announced it has received ACHC (Accreditation Commission for Health Care) accreditation. This supplements ISO 13485 certification, which the company achieved several months ago.

"We are delighted to have earned ACHC accreditation," said Rick Terrell, president and CEO. "This is a goal we actively sought and I believe it highlights our status as a premier organization in the healthcare industry. ACHC accreditation provides RS Medical with an opportunity to reach and serve an increasing number of patients who are dealing with pain and function challenges."

ACHC is a standard for companies that provide home health care services and products. Accreditation is voluntary, with standards of care based on a consensus of medical professionals. Organizations earning ACHC accreditation are generally those who do the most to meet the highest quality standards for home health care products and services.

"The ISO 13485 certification we received earlier in the year helped set the stage for ACHC accreditation," Terrell said. "It symbolizes our efforts to maintain the highest standards of manufacturing and quality control. We consider ISO 13485 certification an important distinguishing factor and a competitive advantage for us in our industry."

ISO 13485 is a regulatory standard for the international medical industry that ensures manufacturer conformity with certain quality controls in the development of safe and effective medical devices. ISO 13485 certification is a regulatory requirement for medical devices distributed in a number of international markets.

About RS Medical

RS Medical is the premier provider of non-invasive medical products designed to relieve pain and improve function. The company sells its products throughout the United States with an employee sales force that markets directly to physicians. RS Medical has an industry-proven reputation and is dedicated to maximizing positive patient outcomes by providing products and services that exceed the expectation of the patient, medical professional and payor. More information about RS Medical and its range of products can be found on the company's Web Site at www.rsmedical.com

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