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Kinetic Concepts Overview

San Antonio, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Health Care
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Kinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI) is now Acelity! Founded in 1976, KCI commercialized the first ever Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) technology, V.A.C.® Therapy, that revolutionized the way caregivers treat a wide variety of wounds. Since its introduction ... Read more

Mission: Together we change the practice of medicine with solutions that speed healing, create economic value and improve patients' lives.

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    At Acelity, our vision is to restore people's lives. Our innovative and complementary Acelity product portfolio delivers value through solutions that speed healing and lead the industry in quality, safety and customer experience. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Acelity employs more than 5,800 people around the world.

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Kinetic Concepts – Why Work For Us?


At Acelity, our vision is to restore people's lives.  Our innovative and complementary Acelity product portfolio delivers value through solutions that speed healing and lead the industry in quality, safety and customer experience.  Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Acelity employs nearly 5,000 people around the world.


Acelity and its subsidiaries are a global wound care company that leverages the strengths of Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI) and Systagenix Wound Management, Limited. The combined companies demonstrate a rich history of product innovation for more than six decades.

  • 1976:KCI was founded by Dr. Jim Leininger, an emergency room physician, who saw the value of kinetic therapy in dealing with spinal cord injuries, multiple trauma and severe pulmonary conditions. KCI started as a small operation in a 1-bedroom apartment in San Antonio with 13 employees and the RotoRest™ Therapy System. KCI commercialized the first ever Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) technology, V.A.C.® Therapy, that revolutionized the way caregivers treat a wide variety of wounds.  Since its introduction in 1995, V.A.C. ® Therapy has been selected as the treatment of choice for more than 10 million wounds around the globe.
  • 2008: Systagenix was founded in 2008, formerly the wound-care segment of Johnson & Johnson.
  • 2013: Current CEO Joe Woody leads the Systagenix acquisition, acquired by KCI.
  • 2014: Joe led efforts to integrate KCI, LifeCell (acquired in 2008 and sold to Allergan in 2017) and Systagenix into Acelity to create a global corporation devoted to advancing the science of healing.  These transformational acquisitions diversified our product portfolio and increased our ability to offer best-in-class product offerings across the entire wound care continuum. With approximately $1.4 billion in revenue, Acelity is the undisputed leader in negative pressure wound therapy and the market leader in collagen dressings. Acelity products are available in more than 80 countries. 


Advanced Wound Therapeutics (AWT): Conducted by KCI and Systagenix and focused on creating innovative healing solutions, including advanced devices, wound dressings and epidermal harvesting to help heal patients suffering from traumatic, surgical or chronic wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers.


Grow our core business by leveraging our broad product portfolio and clinical and economic outcomes data to continue to expand our existing markets and penetrate new markets

Focused innovation, building on the successful development and commercialization of new technologies such as PREVENA™ Incision Management System for closed surgical incisions and CELLUTOME™ for epidermal skin grafting

Geographic expansion into new international markets

Strategic acquisitions that will enhance our product portfolio while diversifying our customer base and increasing our global footprint

We believe in enabling better futures for everyone.

Our vision

Restoring People’s Lives.

Our mission

Together we change the practice of medicine with solutions that speed healing, create economic value and improve patients’ lives.

Our shared values

Our shared values drive our company’s personality, culture and priorities by providing a framework for making decision:

United. We are one team with one vision.

Authentic. We are open, honest and trustworthy.

Purposeful. We pursue our goals with focus and passion.

Courageous. We act boldly and do the right thing.

As a leading advanced wound care company, we understand our people are the key to our success.

Why a career at Acelity?

How would you like to make a difference in the lives of others? Acelity believes in the success of both our employees and our organization. As such, we are committed to identifying and recruiting the best talent to add to our growing team. Our Talent Acquisition team is always searching for high impact employees who are courageous and do the right thing, who pursue goals with focus and passion, who are open, honest and trustworthy and want to be part of a team with one vision. We develop our employees by aligning challenging opportunities with the aspirations of our people. This partnership ensures our organizational success.

At Acelity, we're committed to advancing the science of healing and restoring people’s lives. We ensure our employees have the tools they need to make a positive impact on the lives of customers and patients. This is why our mission is to change the practice of medicine with solutions that speed healing, create economic value and improve patients’ lives. Acelity offers excitement, challenges and opportunity as a global leader in wound care.

Our Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
Acelity’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment reflects our ongoing dedication to our vision to restore people’s lives. Our vision not only promotes a culture based on patient focus, but a culture of giving back and supporting the local communities in which employees live and work. That is why our nearly 5,000 global employees receive 16 hours of paid time to volunteer in service of helping others.

Community Outreach & Support
In our hometown of San Antonio where Acelity is headquartered, we support organizations like Communities In Schools and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Nationally, we are focused on making a greater impact in the lives of families facing serioushealth issues, the military and their families, and those impacted by disaster and crisis.  We also provide our V.A.C.® Therapy free of charge to more than 8,000 uninsured, low income patients each year as part of the Acelity CHARITY CARE LOANER™ Program. 

Our CSR Pillars

Families Facing Serious Health Issues
We support various diabetes organizations and nonprofits who provide free accommodations in service of patients and families navigating serious health challenges. 

Military and Their Families
Through our partnership with MVPvets, we help make the transition from military to civilian life a little easier for service members who are looking for meaningful employment after courageously serving our country. 

Disaster and Crisis Support
Over the last year, because of our strong relationships across the continuum of care and our relationships with local, on-the-ground organizations, Acelity quickly responded with product donations and customer support to help restore the lives of people impacted by global tragic disasters.  Each year we donate millions of dollars and products to help people who faced disasters and crises in areas like Boston, San Bernardino, Japan, Paris, Ecuador, Brussels and Orlando.

Industry Advocacy
Through our active role in Washington with the medical device trade association, AdvaMed, we have regularly advocated on important issues. We recently supported the 21st Century Cures Act, which creates an expedited pathway for breakthrough technology, bringing new hope to patients in critical need.

Our Promise
We will continue to act in a manner that minimizes the environmental impact of our business operations, actively encourages support of charitable and educational activities in the community, and maintains the highest standards of integrity, leadership and behavior in all that we do. In doing this, we demonstrate our company’s shared values of being United, Authentic, Purposeful and Courageous.


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    Relatively relaxed work setting. Good District culture. Good Work-Life balance


    Low pay. Constantly changing commission structure. Lack of direction from management. High turnover

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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Kinetic Concepts (San Antonio, TX) in May 2016.


    Walked through resume, toured facility, asked how well I would work well with others and meeting gaols. Talked about how I would deal with pressure and asked alot of behavioral questions.

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Kinetic Concepts Awards & Accolades

  • 50 Best Manufacturing Companies, IndustryWeek, 2009
  • Employee Ownership 100, National Center for Employee Ownership, 2009

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