ROCHESTER HILLS — A.J. Filippis, president and CEO of Wright & Filippis, today announced that the company has acquired a controlling share in Carolina Orthotics & Prosthetics of North Charleston, S.C.
Founded in 1944, Wright & Filippis is a Michigan-based healthcare company specializing in prosthetics, orthotics, respiratory care services, and home medical equipment and supplies. Wright and Filippis is the largest family-owned, full-service provider in the United States with 35 locations and more than 900 employees.
Carolina O&P, an ABC-accredited provider with six locations in South Carolina, will continue to operate independently, retaining its name, management, and staffing. C. Ralph Hooper, CPO, will continue to serve as the company’s president. No additional details were announced.
“I’ve known and had great respect for Ralph Hooper and the entire staff of Carolina O&P for many years,” said Filippis. “Their approach to serving their patients absolutely mirrors the Wright and Filippis mission, so this is a very, very natural fit for everyone involved.
“Wright and Filippis has resources and expertise that can truly benefit the patients served by Carolina O&P. At the same time, this investment will help strengthen Wright and Filippis, diversifying our interests and expanding our reach in the very areas upon which our company was founded – orthotics and prosthetics.”