Vivax Medical Corporation Welcomes our new Vice President of Sales

Vivax Medical Corporation is pleased to announce Ron Capone as our new Vice President of Sales. Ron earned his MBA from Niagara University and comes to us with over 30 years of sales experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology fields. He has progressively gained new levels of responsibility ranging from primary care to specialty Salespharmacy and managed care. Ron has an outstanding history of success in HMO/GPO/IHN contract negotiation and he has been rewarded with many prestigious awards for his accomplishments.

All of us at Vivax Medical Corporation look forward to working with Ron and expect great progress in the future. Welcome to the team, Ron!

500th Soma® Safe Enclosure Net

The Vivax Medical Corporation sewing department prepared a special Soma® Safe Enclosure celebrating the 500th net in our SSE-420 series. Featured in the picture below from left to right: Cindy Holtzer, Melija Vinca, Pam Green (Sewing Manager) and Linda Leach. Vivax is very proud to have them on our team!

500th Net

Vivax’s Newest Hospitals

Vivax welcomes our newest hospitals:

  • Hartford Hospital
  • Middlesex Hospital
  • Nassau University Medical Center
  • Community Hospital of Monterey
  • Sutter East Bay Hospitals
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Centers
  • Sutter Delta Hospital


  • Children’s Hospital of Orange County
  • The Institute of Living
  • Hollywood Community Hospital at Brotman Medical Center
  • John Muir Medical Center at Concord and Walnut Creek
  • Lodi Memorial Hospital
  • St. John’s Regional Medical Center
  • St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
  • Simi Valley Hospital

We look forward to working with all of them.


Vivax Announces the Promotion of Two Key Executives

Susanne Tavares has been promoted to Vice President of Business Operations. Susanne came to Vivax two and a half years ago. She had many years of successful accounting and business management prior to joining Vivax and has excelled in her positions here. Susanne has completely redesigned all business processes from ordering to billing, implemented new software and accounting procedures, developed our online ordering process and has increased efficiency and profitability significantly. We look forward to her ongoing achievements and wish her all the best in her new position.

Brian DeRosa has been promoted to Senior Director of Technical Operations. Brian has been at Vivax for almost 6 years and has held positions of increasing responsibility. Brian has implemented completely new operation processes and to date opened three new corporate distribution centers. His efforts have contributed to increased efficiency and profitability along with maintaining outstanding customer service relationships with our partner hospitals. We look forward to his continued achievement and wish Brian all the best in his new position.


Press Release for Immediate Release

Monday, August 5, 2013
CONTACT:   Kim Gay, iGuard PPC                                      


iGuard PPC Partners with Vivax Medical

iGuard PPC is pleased to welcome Vivax Medical Corporation as its exclusive customer for Bed Enclosure protection.  iGuard and  Vivax Medical have partnered to help address the growing issue of healthcare acquired infections (HAI). The iGuard antimicrobial coating creates a self-sanitizing surface to protect the enclosure systems.   

Vivax Medical is the manufacturer of the Soma® Safe Enclosure System. The Soma® provides a safe, humane and relaxing environment for behaviorally challenged patients that otherwise would have required a less humane and more restrictive restraint option.  The Soma® Safe Enclosure allows patients to do everything they normally do in a standard hospital bed except exit unassisted – thus preventing bed exit falls. Vivax Medical is the longest tenured manufacturer of enclosure beds in the world. They have the first and largest evidence based data validation system, which documents the outcomes related to the Soma® Safe Enclosure. For the past 15 years, Vivax Medical has dedicated its resources to continuously improving the Soma® Safe Enclosure. Vivax takes safety very seriously that is why they have added iGuard’s antimicrobial coating to the Soma® Enclosure frame and netting to create a self-sanitizing surface.  The coating adds another layer of protection against harmful pathogens.

“Vivax Medical Corporation’s core value is commitment to patient safety.  Given the healthcare mandate to reduce never events, Vivax has partnered with iGuard to protect patients from hospital acquired infections (HAI’s) by applying the iGuard antimicrobial coating to all of our Soma® devices.  The iGuard coating creates a self-sanitizing surface which prevents growth of microorganisms and helps prevent HAI’s.  This application will help us maintain our lead in patient safety. We thank iGuard for this exclusive opportunity” said Rick Swanson, Vivax’s CEO.

When you stop to consider it, the prevalence of healthcare-acquired infections makes sense and can seem inevitable. Healthcare facilities house large numbers of sick people, some with infectious diseases and many with poorly functioning immune systems. These infections are caused by bacteria or viruses. Frighteningly, many of them are caused by multidrug-resistant superbugs.

“Vivax Medical’s addition of iGuard’s antimicrobial coating demonstrates that the patient and staff’s health is their top priority. It provides additional protection against dangerous pathogens and when you have so many hospitals and patients depending on you, it really just makes good business sense,” said Kim Gay the CEO of iGuard PPC.

When you or a loved one heads to the hospital, the last thing you want to worry about is a secondary infection. Yet, the truth is every year in the US over 2 million people go into hospitals and get sick with a healthcare-acquired infection.

For many, (like the elderly, the weak or the very young), these infections can be deadly; over 100,000 patients die from these infections each year – more than car accidents, breast cancer and AIDS combined – according to the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID). These infections are also expensive. It has been estimated that patients who contract an infection in the hospital, stay an average of 21 days, compared with just 4.5 days for other patients, and their hospital stays cost six times more. As if that weren’t enough, in 2012, Medicare, stopped paying hospitals to treat several types of hospital infections that are preventable and therefore should “never” happen.