Winco Releases New Stretchair Line

New Size, Enhanced Capacity, Support Safe Patient Handling Protocols

Ocala, FL. July 2, 2012 - Winco Mfg., LLC announces release of the reconfigured Stretchair line.  Stretchair is a patient transport chair that effortlessly converts to a lay flat, height adjustable stretcher for safer patient transfer between surfaces of differing height. Changes in the Stretchair line include introduction of the new S550 and S750 models and retirement of the S300 and S675. The new S550 improves over the outgoing S300 with a wider seating area, enhanced 550 pound weight capacity, centralized steering, and locking casters. The new S750 features an enhanced weight capacity from the discontinued S675 model, now supporting a maximum 750 pounds.  The popular S999 model is unchanged and continues to offer an impressive 1000 pound weight capacity.

“Winco continues to listen and respond to our customers and their requests to provide solutions” stated Jim Ankoviak, President and CEO of Winco,  “Stretchair is an important safe patient handling tool for any facility focused on reducing patient and caregiver risk..”  Stretchair offers powered control over patient positioning, reducing the potential for caregiver twist and lift strain injuries.  As a transport chair it easily moves throughout a facility where needed, then easily converts to the lay-flat position. In the stretcher position the barrier free powered vertical height adjustment allows Stretchair to be matched to adjacent surfaces for safer, level, lateral transfer of the patient.  An added benefit, this level lateral transfer helps avoid the anxiety patients often report experiencing with other lift or sling types of transfer.

Stretchair allows one device to transport the patient from admitting throughout the facility and can help reduce the number of patient transfers required between and within departments. The independent leg rests, significant weight capacity, flexibility in configuration and powered positioning make the Stretchair suitable for use across many applications. Stretchair is currently used in the ER, ICU, Orthopedics, Long Term Care, Outpatient surgery and as a keystone in Bariatric Centers of Excellence for patient transport and safer patient handling.

The new lineup of Stretchair products represents an unmatched combination of flexibility, durability and value and is now available.  For more information or to arrange a demonstration of the Stretchair line or on any of the full line of Medical furnishings, call Winco at 877-237-3377 for information today!
Winco Mfg., LLC is a privately held medical furnishings manufacturer and distributor based in Ocala, FL. The overwhelming majority of Winco products are designed and built in our ISO 9001/2008 certified facility in Florida and distributed worldwide.  Originally established in 1954, Winco has a long and proud history of providing innovative products that enhance patient comfort and safety, improve caregiver safety and convenience and meet facility requirements for function, durability and aesthetic appeal.  Visit for more information on the company or its full line of products for medical and institutional needs.