Universal Hospital Services, Inc. (UHS), founded in 1939 and headquartered in Edina, MN, is the largest medical equipment outsourcing company in the country. The Company’s diverse customer base includes more than 2,800 acute care hospitals and approximately 3,100 alternate site providers. UHS also has extensive and long-standing relationships with over 300 major medical equipment manufacturers, the nation’s largest group purchasing organizations (GPOs) and hundreds of integrated delivery networks (IDNs). The Company’s service offerings fall into three general categories: medical equipment outsourcing, technical and professional services, and medical equipment sales, remarketing, and disposables. All of the Company’s services leverage its nationwide logistical network, which covers all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
In June 2007, Halifax successfully exited Universal Hospital Services, Inc. through a sale to Bear Sterns Merchant Banking.