Ottawa's Canada Care Medical Group acquired by U.S. firm

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An Ottawa-based medical equipment supplier with outlets across Canada has been sold to a U.S. company.

Canada Care Medical Group, which has 10 locations in Eastern Canada, was acquired by National Seating & Mobility, the Nashville-based firm announced this week. Terms were not disclosed.

Operating under the banners Canada Care in Ontario, Les Entreprises Médicales de l’Outaouais in Quebec and Embracor in the Maritimes, family-owned Canada Care Medical Group was founded in Ottawa in 1969.

The company sells medical equipment such as facemasks, gloves, bandages and first-aid kits and rents items that include wheelchairs, walkers and mobility scooters.

Canada Care’s senior leadership team, including president Martin Lavergne, will remain with the organization.