FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 21, 2013; Andover, MA

Yankee Alliance announces a new three year contract with TransMotion Medical of Sharon Center, OH for Motorized Procedural Stretcher-Chairs. The product uses the flexibility of a chair to treat patients in a sitting, reclined or supine position. Since patient handling is greatly reduced, both patient and staff benefit from the use of the TransMotion Medical units. The benefits are: reducing patient falls and staff injuries, smaller foot print required to treat patients, greater throughput of patients, and reduction in the need for other products such as recliners, stretchers, and wheel chairs.

“We are excited to partner with Yankee Alliance. We look forward to working with them in providing a treatment/transport solution for their hospital, surgery and imaging center members,” said Ryan Yerkey, President of TransMotion Medical.

“There is a major focus on asset utilization within our member facilities – doing more with less. The TransMotion Medical agreement will give them one stop solution for their Surgery Center, Imaging and Emergency Departments,” said Craig Shoukimas, Vice President of Contracting at Yankee Alliance.

About TransMotion Medical

TransMotion Stretcher-Chairs are designed to reduce, if not eliminate, the need to transfer patients. This allows for One Patient, One Surface™ – from admission to discharge for safe patient handling. Reducing transfers helps to: reduce operating costs, reduce staff and patient injury risk, and improve throughput and the overall patient experience.  To learn more visit or contact Betsy, Marketing Manager, (866) 860-8447,  TransMotion Medical’s Mission --“To passionately create the tools required by healthcare professionals to reduce or eliminate patient transfers thereby reducing operating costs, reducing patient fall risk, preventing staff injury, and improving patient experience and throughput”.

For more information please contact; Amy Campbell, Senior Vice President, Administration, Yankee Alliance, (978) 470-2000 or at