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DXE Medical Acquires Cardio Partner Resources

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DUBLIN, Ohio, March 6, 2017 – DXE Medical, Inc., a Sarnova company specializing in sales and service of cardiac care products, announced today that it has acquired Cardio Partner Resources, LLC.  The acquisition further strengthens DXE’s cardiac care offering to customers, with the addition of nationwide CPR/AED/first aid training, program management services and a full assortment of AEDs and cardiac care products.

Cardio Partner Resources is the leading independent training business in the United States.  The company provides a full line of certified CPR/AED/first aid training classes for both the lay and professional rescuer.  Founded in 2005, Cardio Partner Resources works with and trains the nation’s largest employers, including the top retail pharmacy chains.

“With the addition of Cardio Partner Resources, we are well‐positioned to realize our vision of delivering the best integrated cardiac event preparedness solution to our customers,” said Jeff Prestel, president and CEO, Sarnova.

Brian Leonard, president of Cardio Partner Resources, will continue to lead the company’s training team, comprised of more than 350 certified instructors nationwide.

“Cardio Partner Resources is excited to help build upon the outstanding reputation of DXE Medical. This partnership will enable both organizations to support our customers’ AED, training, and program management needs on a nationally recognized platform,” said Leonard.

DXE’s General Manager Reuben Dickenson added, “We will now have a more complete set of solutions for our customers who seek to save lives by being prepared for cardiac arrest scenarios. Cardio Partner Resources’ training and program management, coupled with DXE’s device sales, service and recertification capabilities, provides a much wider range of offerings and solution capabilities for the marketplace.”  

About DXE Medical DXE Medical specializes in providing sales and service for both new and recertified products including AEDs, monitor/defibrillators, and other medical equipment and accessories to care providers and businesses across the nation. Through manufacturer‐certified biomedical technicians, DXE provides factory recertification, preventive maintenance, extended warranty and general repair. For more information, visit

About Cardio Partners Resources Cardio Partner Resources provides nation‐wide, onsite training in CPR, first aid and the use of AEDs. It sells AEDs and related products and provides program management services related to AEDs. Cardio Partner Resources works with each client to determine the best training and product solution to meet their budgets, needs and expectations. For more information, visit

About Sarnova Sarnova is the leading national specialty distributor of healthcare products in the emergency medical services (EMS) and acute care markets. The company is comprised of four major business units:  Bound Tree Medical, DXE Medical, Emergency Medical Products and Tri‐anim Health Services. Sarnova is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry. For more information, visit


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DXE Medical Acquires FASTEX AED to Distribute AEDs Nationwide


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DUBLIN, Ohio, December 1, 2016 – DXE Medical, Inc., a Sarnova company specializing in sales and service of cardiac care products, has acquired First Aid and Safety of Texas, Inc. (FASTEX AED). The acquisition enables DXE to expand its offering of cardiac care products, service and training through a dedicated field sales force, as well as through its online channels.

DXE distributes new and recertified defibrillators, monitors, AEDs and services to care providers. FASTEX AED specializes in AED sales, AED program management and CPR training. “This pairing positions DXE for strategic long-term growth by expanding our sales force to sell AEDs to a broader customer base, specifically in the public access and alternate care channels,” said Jeff Prestel, president and CEO, Sarnova.

Michael Riggs, EMT-paramedic and veteran, who has worked in the AED industry for more than 25 years, will lead the new field-based sales organization. “Because we are on a mission to increase access to defibrillators everywhere in order to save lives, we are joining forces with DXE Medical. We have the utmost confidence in DXE because they, like FASTEX AED, are dedicated to helping our customers save lives every day,” said Riggs.

“Customers will benefit from DXE’s expanded suite of products and services through this acquisition,” said DXE’s General Manger Reuben Dickenson. “Our sales force will provide a full assortment of products, services and cardiac event product recertification.”
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Frequently Asked Questions – FASTEX AED Acquisition


Q: When did DXE Medical, Inc. acquire First Aid and Safety of Texas, Inc. (FASTEX AED)?
A: December 1, 2016

Q: How does this acquisition change the way I order my AEDs and supplies?
A: The supplies you are accustomed to ordering from FASTEX AED will not change; however, the location and name of company you order them from will now be DXE Medical. Michael Riggs will continue to be your primary contact for AEDs, supplies and accessories and DXE Medical’s customer service team will be an additional resource to answer any other questions you may have. 

Also, DXE Medical has an on-site, factory trained staff of biomed technicians to service your equipment and assess your technical needs. Continue reading

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