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At Welch Allyn, we are pragmatic visionaries focused on helping healthcare providers overcome complex challenges with simple solutions. We approach each day with a simple commitment—deliver the everyday practical diagnostic tools that help doctors and nurses provide better care for their patients. Since 1915, we have continually applied practical innovations in ways that help healthcare professionals deliver more advanced and comprehensive care, optimize their time and skill, and improve their patients' outcomes.

Who We Are: A Complete Solution
We are a leading global manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment with a wide range of connected solutions. With nearly 2,500 employees working in 26 different countries, we focus on the customer and imagine how healthcare will be delivered in the future to develop tools and future-proof technologies. Our customers include physicians’ practices, community clinics, skilled nursing facilities and emergency departments—where 95 percent of patients first seek medical treatment.

Welch Allyn combines a practical understanding of clinical needs with a visionary spirit to develop solutions that assess, diagnose, treat and manage a wide variety of illnesses and diseases.

What We Do: A Century of Innovation
Since inventing the first direct-illuminating, hand-held ophthalmoscope, we’ve developed hundreds of breakthrough products and technologies that enable frontline practitioners to provide superior patient care. Building on these successful products, we have enjoyed steady growth by expanding our traditional position into electronic and connected product categories like continuous patient monitoring, automated vital signs capture and diagnostic cardiology. Our continued advancements make accessing patient information faster, more accurate and more efficient.

Product Categories
• Physical Assessment
• Vital Signs Monitoring
• Diagnostic Cardiopulmonary
• Software and Services
• Thermometry

The Connectivity Solution
We have a portfolio of diagnostic devices that capture both vital signs and cardiopulmonary information and transmit it to many leading electronic medical record systems directly or through Welch Allyn software. Physicians and hospitals can count on patient-friendly devices to produce accurate clinical information for use with electronic databases. Key markets served:

• Clinicians’ Offices
• Hospitals
• Clinics
• Community Health Centers
• Medical Schools

At Welch Allyn, we understand and deliver value to our constituents at the point of care. We find pragmatic ways to improve lives as we have done since 1915; from helping students understand the power of physical assessment, to improving the performance of care as it is delivered in a changing environment. Our associates have a passionate and unwavering commitment to making things better for our customers, their patients, and our families.

Welch Allyn provides superlative medical products, services and solutions which are used by healthcare professionals at the point of care in acute and primary settings all around the world.

Welch Allyn will help transform care, wherever patients and healthcare professionals connect, with measurable improvement in value so that all can thrive.

Core Value
“Be always kind and true." In being kind, we value relationships and treat one another with dignity and respect. In being true, we are willing to face the unvarnished truths in our business, good or bad, with assertive enthusiasm and vigor, recognizing that doing so speeds decision making and supports our purpose.

Welch Allyn in Skaneateles Falls, New York

At a Glance

  • Founded: 1915, by Dr. Francis Welch and William Noah Allyn
  • Business: Medical Device Technology
  • Part of the Hill-Rom family of companies 
  • Corporate Headquarters: Skaneateles Falls, NY, USA
  • Employees: 2,500 Worldwide
  • President: Alton Shader


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