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Health Care

There are almost 5,000 community hospitals in the U.S. With so many potential buyers at each institution, there are tens of thousands of opportunities to make in-roads with clients looking for functional health-care-themed items.

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Healthy Sales

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 15,700 nursing homes in the United States, with approximately 1.4 million residents. A variety of branded products can help providers and residents at these institutions. Products include alcohol-free hand sanitizing lotion from Bullet (asi/42424) to keep germs at bay, and Med Minders from Evans Manufacturing (asi/52840) to remind residents to take their medications.  Plus, the scrub top from Rugged Outfitters (asi/84143) will keep staff members looking professional throughout their long workdays.

Of course, health care is much broader than nursing homes. There are 97,990 dentists across the country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dental offices are always looking for toothbrushes to distribute to patients, such as the soft-bristled toothbrush with rubber gum stimulators from OraLine, Inc. (asi/75205). Additionally, there are more than 200,000 physical therapists in the U.S., many of whom could use a non-latex Resistor strip from Ad Bands (asi/34345) for their therapy sessions.

Elsewhere, hospital maternity wards will appreciate the diaper bag from Norwood by BIC Graphic (asi/74400) as a welcome home gift for moms and their newborns. Meanwhile, massage therapists and buyers for corporate wellness programs will enjoy the folding backscratcher that doubles as a massager from Zenith Promotions (asi/98980), as well as antibacterial handwipes from Admints & Zagabor (asi/31516). The wipes come individually wrapped in sealed packs.


Bevometer keeps track of consumed drinks. From Bevometer, LLC, asi/40439, 515-274-9641.


Umbrella has an automatic push button to open its 42” canopy arc, keeping users dry. From Stromberg Brand, asi/89955,800-724-0996.


Syringe-shaped pen is perfect for doctors’ offices and medical conferences. From Fields Manufacturing, asi/54100, 800-654-1517.


Breathalyzer has indicator lights and comes with a keyring for easy carrying. From Preferred Nation Inc., asi/79384,888-612-0303.


Diaper bag has five interior and exterior pockets, adjustable shoulder handle and back pocket for changing pad. From Norwood by BIC Graphic, asi/74400, 877-667-9663.


Med Minder holds daily medicines in seven compartments. From Evans Manufacturing, asi/52840, 800-745-3826.


Antibacterial hand wipes come individually wrapped in sealed packs. From Admints & Zagabor, asi/31516, 866-556-4687.


Resistor Strip is non-latex and has a photographic quality print. From Ad Bands, asi/34345, 877-841-6880.


Scrub top has a split V-neck, bungee ID badge loop on the right shoulder, princess seams and an interior pocket. From Rugged Outfitters Inc., asi/84143, 888-388-1453.


Hand sanitizing lotion is alcohol-free. From Bullet, asi/42424, 800-749-7367.


Toothbrush has soft bristles, rubber gum stimulators and an elastomeric thumb grip. From OraLine, Inc., asi/75205, 888-296-6730.


Folding backscratcher doubles as a massager. From Zenith Promotions, asi/98980, 516-371-2727.