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A combined auxiliary care network expands options across the United States.
Fremont, CA: A multinational company of technology-enabled risk, benefits, and integrated business solutions, Sedgwick acquired Orchid Medical, a statewide provider of workers' compensation auxiliary medical management solutions.
One such acquisition plays a significant part in the continued expansion of Sedgwick's ancillary care network, which helps the employees of the company's workers' compensation clients receive prompt, high-value service for DME, transportation, translation, home health, diagnostic imaging, and other aspects of care on the road to recovery.
"Together with Orchid, we will strengthen our holistic approach to caring for clients' injured and ill colleagues, helping them return to maximum health and productivity," said Andrea Buhl, Sedgwick's president of managed care. "This acquisition enables us to provide employers with a single point of service for a broad range of ancillary care needs while strengthening our workers' compensation and managed care capabilities and our commitment to taking care of people when they need us most."
Orchid Medical, formed in 2002 as a DME and medical supplies company, was created to provide dependable services and quality treatment to the workers' compensation business. Orchid Medical, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, now offers a wide range of ancillary services, including surgical implant cost containment, DME and supplies, prosthetics and orthotics, home health, complex care, home and vehicle modifications, diagnostic imaging, physical medicine, transportation, and language services.
"By joining forces with Sedgwick, we'll create a combined network of unparalleled reach and scope that will truly transform ancillary care for workers' compensation," said Paul Taylor, CEO of Orchid Medical. "Bringing together the brilliant minds and outstanding solutions of our two organizations means we can deliver the very best care available to employees of our valued clients."