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San Antonio's Acelity providing medical support to Orlando shooting victims
June 13, 2016

W. Scott Bailey
Reporter/Project Coordinator
San Antonio Business Journal

Acelity, a San Antonio-based biotech company that specializes in wound care and regenerative medicine, has stepped up to help medical personnel in Florida care for the dozens of patients who were gunned down during a mass shooting this weekend inside a downtown Orlando night club.

The shooting has resulted in at least 50 fatalities, including the alleged shooter, Omar Mateen, according to the Orlando Business Journal.

Hospital officials with the Orlando Regional Medical Center have since reached out to Acelity, which has strong relationships with medical facilities in that area, asking for help, said a spokeswoman for the company, Laurel Harper. She said Brian Shol, senior territory manager for Acelity in Orlando, immediately began deploying a team of service operations personnel on Sunday to work with the company's four service centers in Florida to secure and coordinate the delivery of Acelity's ABTHERA and INFOV.A.C. wound-therapy products to Orlando Regional Medical Center.

On Monday, Acelity President and CEO Joe Woody sent a memo to the company's more than 5,800 employees, characterizing the shooting as "yet another senseless act of mass violence and apparent act of terror."

Woody said in the memo, obtained by the San Antonio Business Journal, that Shol's team "will continue to monitor the situation to determine how we can provide any additional aid as the clinicians work to attend to the needs of the many who were injured."

Acelity, headquarters in Northwest San Antonio, consists of three companies: KCI Inc., LifeCell Corp. and Systagenix Wound Management Ltd.

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