FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 02, 2015; Andover, MA - Yankee Alliance announces a three year contract with Umano Medical for medical beds available to hospitals and long term care members. “We are pleased to announce this agreement with Yankee Alliance,” said Christian Cariou, president of Umano Medical. “We look forward to offering their members a new generation of beds featuring technology that helps prevent falls, improves infection control and minimizes in-servicing and training requirements.”

Umano Medical bed features include:

-          10’’ low height with built-in bed exit detection system to minimize falls and injuries. A low height bed built without compromise as it allows a 5’’ under-bed clearance for lifts and overbed tables even in the lowest position.

-          Seamless, smooth surfaces to improve infection control.

-          One of the best in class scale accuracy which provides accurate weight readings regardless of patient positioning.

“We are always looking for ways to improve clinical, operational, and financial effectiveness in our member facilities and we are excited to bring this affordable, high quality contract from Umano Medical to our members,” said Sarah Biedenkapp, Manager of Contracting, Yankee Alliance.


About Umano Medical

A Canadian manufacturing company founded in 1920, in the province of Quebec, Umano Medical has always strived to find innovative solutions aimed at meeting the specific needs of its clients.  Known for more than 60 years of expertise and excellence in diverse manufacturing sectors, the company started its activities in the medical field in the mid 1980s. Anticipating a growing demand from the healthcare sector, they used the endless possibilities offered by state-of-the-art technology to design, manufacture and distribute world-class medical equipment. 

Today, with valuable knowledge and insight gained from serving the medical community worldwide, Umano Medical is uniquely positioned to offer medical equipment that meets the high standards of healthcare providers.  Under new management since 2012, Umano Medical is now focused on providing more human technological solutions to its clients.  To learn more visit us at .


About Yankee Alliance

Yankee Alliance is a member-driven healthcare group purchasing organization founded in 1984 on a belief in collaboration, that working together can achieve more than working alone. Our mission is twofold: to work with members to reduce supply and operating expenses through aggregation of data, purchasing, ideas and knowledge and to excel in strategic innovations that continually assist members in reducing their cost while recognizing their individual needs. Today, Yankee Alliance remains true to the foundational belief in collaboration and has grown to over 11,400 members in all classes of trades across all 50 states. For more information visit

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