ST. LOUIS AND DAYTONA BEACH, FLA – 01-29-2019 ( — Handicare announced today that it has completed installation of a 32-bed, state-of-the-art ceiling track lift system in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at AdventHealth Daytona Beach. 


”This is a significant achievement in supporting rehabilitation care,” said Charley Wallace, president of Handicare North America. ”At more than a half mile of fully connected ceiling track throughout the rooms, hallway and into the dining area, AdventHealth Daytona Beach now has one of the longest track systems in the nation.”


In addition to the fully connected ceiling track system, the project includes 33 Handicare C-625 ceiling lift motors and 99 power turntables. Handicare also installed a ceiling track system for the facility’s walkable gym. The ceiling track system, motors and power turntables are made and assembled at Handicare’s manufacturing facility in St. Louis, MO.


“We are genuinely excited about our new track system in our brand new inpatient rehab unit. It’s truly state-of-the-art,” said Kristen Hanak, AdventHealth Daytona Beach executive director of rehabilitation services. “Our priority is to keep our patients and our employees safe.  Our new track system allows our nursing and therapy staff to safely assist patients out of bed and to begin walking, helping patients reach their highest level of potential, while at the same time reducing their risk of falling as they work to regain their mobility.“


”One of the challenges of this project was how to build a ceiling track system that could go through the doors of the patient rooms into the hallway while meeting Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) regulations,” explained Wallace. ”We developed a new solution to prevent any potential smoke or gases from escaping through our ceiling track system.”


Handicare’s new ceiling track smoke control system is a proprietary design that seals the gap in the ceiling track where it passes through a fire door. The Handicare ceiling track smoke control system is a spring-loaded mechanical device that enables seamless transfer of the ceiling lift when traversing through the doorway. It utilizes spring-loaded tension to automatically seal the track and prevent leaking of smoke or gas from one room to the hallway. Handicare’s ceiling track smoke control system is proven to pass Florida AHCA regulations, certified and tested as per UL’s section 7 of ULC 1784 (2010) Air Leakage Tests of Door Assemblies, and is patent impending. 


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About Handicare

Handicare offers solutions to increase the independence of disabled or elderly people, and to facilitate for their care providers and family. The offering encompasses a comprehensive range of curved and straight stairlifts, transfer, lifting and repositioning aids, vehicle adaptations and medical equipment. Handicare is a global company with sales in more than 20 countries and is a market leader in this field. The head office is in Stockholm, Sweden and manufacturing is located at six sites distributed across North America, Asia and Europe. In 2017, revenue totaled MEUR 284,3. Employees numbered around 1,200 and the share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, see


Media Contact: Maggie Crandall, (314) 219-8651; [email protected]


About AdventHealth Daytona Beach

AdventHealth Daytona Beach has 359-beds and is one of the six hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the AdventHealth Central Florida Division – North Region. Formerly known as Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly-owned entities to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, 2019. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth Daytona Beach provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. For more information about AdventHealth Daytona Beach, visit 


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