Hill-Rom companies manufacture and distribute The Vest® Airway Clearance System, a medical device that assists children and adults with mobilizing secretions that may contribute to, or complicate, their respiratory conditions. If not removed, retained secretions may lead to increased rates of respiratory infections, hospitalizations, and reduced lung function.
The Hill-Rom companies are differentiated by a tradition across the care continuum of unsurpassed commitment to people with airway clearance needs and the clinicians, caregivers and providers that support them. We provide innovative programs and experienced, enthusiastic employees dedicated to quality patient care and exceptional clinician and health plan support. Hill-Rom's Advanced Respiratory, Inc. offers The Vest® System products in the home care market. Hill-Rom Company, Inc. distributes The Vest® System products in the acute and long-term care markets. Another Hill-Rom company manufactures The Vest®System products.
The Vest® System was introduced in 1988. It is the original High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Device by Advanced Respiratory, Inc, (ARI), formerly American Biosystems, Inc., in St. Paul, MN. In 2003, Hill-Rom acquired ARI.