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www.acelity.com
San Antonio, TX
5001 to 10000 employees
Acelity
1976
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Health Care
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Kinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI) is now Acelity! Founded in 1976, KCI produced 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 more ... 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?


KCI IS NOW ACELITY

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.

OUR STORY | BECOMING ACELITY

Acelity was formed by uniting the strengths of three organizations that together demonstrate a rich history of product innovation for more than four 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 produced 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.
  • 1986: LifeCell was formed to market a unique tissue preservation technology developed by Dr. Stephen Livesey, M.D., Ph.D. and his colleagues at the University of Texas focused on helping to heal burn patients. Today, LifeCell develops and markets innovative tissue repair products for reconstructive, orthopedic and urogynecologic biosurgery markets.  ALLODERM™ Regenerative Tissue Matrix is the flagship product of LifeCell and was developed in 1994 as a graft for burn patients.  Today, this signature product enables restoration of tissue loss used for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, abdominal wall repair, hernia repair, facial defects and burns.
  • 2008: Systagenix was founded in 2008, formerly the wound-care segment of Johnson & Johnson. KCI acquires LifeCell.
  • 2013: Current CEO Joe Woody leads the Systagenix acquisition, acquired by KCI.
  • 2014: Joe led efforts to integrate KCI, LifeCell 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, serving as a one-stop shop for wound care. With approximately $1.9 billion in revenue, Acelity is the undisputed leader in negative pressure wound therapy, the number one provider of regenerative tissue products used for breast reconstruction and hernia repair, and the market leader in collagen dressings. Acelity products are available in more than 80 countries. 



OUR BUSINESS SEGMENTS

Advanced Wound Therapeutics (AWT): KCI and Systagenix conduct this business segment, 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.

Regenerative Medicine (RM): LifeCell conducts this business segment, creating regenerative and reconstructive acellular tissue matrices that enable the body to regenerate lost tissue for use in general and reconstructive surgical procedures, including abdominal wall, breast reconstruction and head and neck procedures.


OUR 4-PART STRATEGY

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 wound care and regenerative medicine 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 and regenerative medicine.

CITIZENSHIP & CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
As a company we take our responsibility to preserve natural resources and support the local communities in which we live and work very seriously. We 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. This commitment is the backbone of our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and culture of caring.


CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy is comprised of four key areas which represent our dedication to supporting the well-being of our employees and the community:

Corporate Giving
Through our Corporate Giving program, we partner with 501(c)(3) and international registered charities that share our mission to improve patients' lives. In our hometown of San Antonio, we support organizations like Inspire U, the San Antonio Children’s Hospital and local veteran service organizations like Wish for our Heroes. Nationally, we are focused on making a greater impact in the lives of families facing serious health issues, the military and their families, and those effected by disaster.  We support the American Diabetes Association and breast cancer awareness organizations to help patients and families navigating through serious health challenges.  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. 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. 

Employee Volunteering
Our Employee Volunteering program supports community relations local to our employes. That is why we give every full-time Acelity employee 16 paid hours a year to volunteer in their local communities.

Employee Fundraising
We encourage our employees to uphold our culture of caring in multiple ways. This includes our Employee Fundraising program, which empowers our employees to nominate and support organizations, charities and events of particular interest.

Disaster Relief
Our Disaster Relief support program enables us to help address urgent needs around the world with a hands-on approach in partnering with local, on-the-ground organizations. Over the last year, because of our strong relationships across the continuum of care, Acelity quickly responded with product donations and customer support to help restore the lives of people impacted by global tragic disasters in areas like San Bernardino, Paris and Brussels. 

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    Expect to work over 50 hours per week, but you will be financially rewarded for it!

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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.

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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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