Philadelphia, PA, March 18, 2011 – To better serve the needs of hospitals in maintaining technology to diagnose and treat patients, ARAMARK Healthcare announced today that it acquired Masterplan, a clinical technology management and medical equipment maintenance company. With this acquisition, ARAMARK Healthcare expands its capabilities to service all levels of hospital clinical technology, from high-end imaging equipment such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computerized Tomography devices, to common infusion pumps used in daily patient care.
This acquisition will strengthen the ability of ARAMARK Healthcare, a leading provider of best-in-class support services, to serve the clinical technology and patient care needs of its hospital partners. Masterplan, headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, brings to ARAMARK Healthcare more than 400 employees who serve more than 230 hospitals and manage more than 300,000 pieces of medical equipment in the U.S.
“With the growing role that clinical technology plays in delivering safe high quality patient care, the acquisition of Masterplan enhances our ability to serve the broad clinical technology needs of our hospital partners,” said John Babiarz, President and Chief Operating Officer of ARAMARK Healthcare.
In addition to the acquisition of Masterplan, ARAMARK Healthcare also acquires ReMedPar, a leading independent provider of parts and refurbished medical equipment parts, and MESA, a provider of integrated repair and maintenance services to hospitals in 12 European countries.
As a result of this acquisition, ARAMARK Healthcare will be able to offer its clients a wider geographic presence and additional capabilities to service and source parts for all brands of clinical equipment. The company’s ability to deliver mobile service calls to hospitals and imaging centers also will be strengthened.
“We are pleased to join the capabilities of Masterplan’s first-class team of professionals with our existing expertise to further enhance our ability to deliver exceptional value to our customers,” said Dr. Brian Poplin, FACHE, Executive Vice President of ARAMARK Healthcare Clinical Technology Services. “The combined team will ensure that we can best serve the clinical technology needs of our hospital partners.”
ARAMARK Healthcare is one of the leading independent providers of medical equipment management in the country. With 40 years of experience and approximately 1,200 biomedical technicians, clinical and imaging engineers, ARAMARK Healthcare presently manages clinical equipment at more than 500 hospitals through integrated capabilities including: Clinical Equipment Maintenance, Capital Planning and Life Cycle Management, Capital Asset Protection and Clinical Asset Tracking.
ARAMARK Healthcare is a leader in providing best-in-class support services that are essential to healthcare delivery. Understanding that clinical excellence and the environment are interdependent, ARAMARK Healthcare directly impacts the entire healthcare continuum – patient, employee, nurse and physician satisfaction, operational efficiency and service excellence. Through its facility, food and clinical technology services, ARAMARK Healthcare helps more than 1,000 hospitals and senior living facilities deliver the optimal experience for patients and residents, their families, and the physicians, nurses and staff who care for them. For more information, visit http://www.aramarkhealthcare.com.
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, as the industry leader in FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies," and as one of America's Largest Private Companies by both FORTUNE and Forbes magazines. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 255,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at www.twitter.com/aramarknews.