Connect America, an independent provider of personal emergency response systems (PERS), has acquired Tunstall Americas, a provider of connected health services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The integration of Tunstall Americas with Connect America brings together over 1,000 employees, more than 300,000 shared subscribers and more than 1,000 healthcare network partners. The companies will come together under the Connect America brand name, and deliver a connected health experience that will allow healthcare providers to better manage their patients' health, safety and security, thereby enhancing ongoing quality of life while reducing hospital admissions and readmissions. Individual subscribers will benefit from Connect America's extensive portfolio of state-of-the-art PERS systems and 24/7/365 remote monitoring services.

"This acquisition allows us to increase scale, expand service and bring true system innovation to the healthcare market in a way that will significantly improve outcomes," said David Cautin, CEO, Connect America. "We are excited to welcome employees from Tunstall Americas to the Connect America family and look forward to bringing a next generation connected health experience to individuals, caregivers, hospitals and healthcare organizations throughout North America."

Tunstall Americas will continue to operate from its current office locations, and will maintain its existing staff of dedicated and knowledgeable employees.

"As a company, Connect America is continually innovating and looking at new ways to solve the most pressing issues facing individuals and healthcare providers," said Oscar Meyer, president and CEO, Tunstall Americas. "By bringing together our respective businesses, we will deliver an unbeatable connected health experience."

Connect America's remote monitoring and engagement solutions for individuals, caregivers, hospitals and healthcare organizations are bringing cutting edge innovation to the care continuum. Through this acquisition and its continued efforts towards greater scale, improved systems and enhanced service, Connect America is reshaping the healthcare cost curve through scalable, aging-in-place initiatives.

"The acquisition of Tunstall Americas is a natural fit because of the complementary connected health products and services they bring to the Connect America healthcare provider network," said Richard Brooks, president, healthcare division of Connect America. "With the integration of Tunstall Americas, Connect America will continue to lead the industry with a truly scalable and technology-enabled operational infrastructure designed to help healthcare providers of all kinds to better serve their patients while simultaneously allowing them to contain the ever-rising costs of healthcare across the country."