News & Events

SoftCall Sealed Call Cords Launched

SoftCall Sealed Pendant

Dassel, Minn., Dec 9, 2020 – Crest Healthcare Supply, a leading supplier of facility and clinical management solutions, is pleased to introduce the SoftCall Sealed Call Cord. The innovative, silicone-sealed handheld pendant combines nurse call with optional light controls. The stylish blue pendant has a comfortable, ergonomic shape and provides patients and residents a reassuring, “soft” feel. SoftCall is IP47 sealed and waterproofed allowing the unit to be easily disinfected for infection control.

Backlit Pillow Speakers Available

Dassel, Minn., June 12, 2019 – Crest Healthcare is proud to announce the availability of Backlit Elite Pillow Speakers for Rauland® Responder® 5 and Hill-Rom® NaviCare® nurse call systems. Crest also manufactures the Backlit Pillow Speaker exclusively for the West-Com Novus® Connect nurse call system. The backlit pillow speakers are built on the same solid platform as the popular Crest Elite Pillow Speakers.

Designed to enhance the patient experience, Backlit Pillow Speakers feature keypad buttons that light up for visibility in areas with little or no lighting. Nurse call related buttons will remain gently illuminated for patient reassurance while plugged into a nurse call station. TV related buttons on the pillow speakers for Responder 5 and NaviCare systems illuminate once a button is pressed and remain lit for 10 seconds.

Crest continues to design and manufacture the latest in cost effective bedside entertainment and communication technology to meet patient and facility needs as well as the requirements of nurse call and emergency call systems.

Kuck Elected Chairman

May 24 2018

DASSEL, Minn., May 24, 2018 — Crest Electronics, Inc., d/b/a Healthcare Supply (“Crest Healthcare) announced today that its President and CEO has been elected chairman of the Health Care Communications and Emergency Call Systems Group of the National Electronics Manufacturing Association (NEMA).

“The Healthcare Communications Group of NEMA is comprised an excellent group of quality companies.  We are all dedicated to improving the health, outcomes and safety of patients and residents in our nation’s health care facilities through high quality and reliable communication technology”, said Kuck.

Kuck added that the Healthcare Communications group looks forward to continuing the growth of its membership and advocating for the creation and adoption of modern standards that assure the installation and maintenance of safe and reliable communication systems in healthcare facilities.

Kuck Elected Chairman

Crest Announces Expanded Ascom Relationship

April 24 2017

DASSEL, Minn., April 24, 2017 — Crest Healthcare Supply is pleased to announce an expansion of its relationship with Ascom, a global healthcare Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provider and its market-leading Ascom Telligence Nurse Call System.

The Ascom Telligence Nurse Call system is now supported by the Elite Digital™ pillow speaker from Crest. The Elite Digital pillow speaker is UL listed, FDA registered and features Crest proprietary AutoSense™ technology, which automatically detects and connects to any healthcare-grade TV and eliminates the need to program the device.

The Elite Digital pillow speaker has superior sound quality, is easy to repair, meets infection control standards and is configured to a facility’s specific requirements.

Information on upgrading to Crest Elite Digital pillow speakers is available from Ascom distributors and Crest Healthcare Supply.

Ascom Telligence Pillow Speakers

Elite Pillow Speaker Certification

April 5 2017

DASSEL, Minn., April 5, 2017 — Crest Healthcare Supply announced today that they have received Samsung’s Pillow Speaker Certification on the Elite Digital™ and Elite Infrared™ Pillow Speakers. The Elite Pillow Speakers are certified for Samsung Smart TVs, which are also available through Crest.

To meet the rigorous demands of the health care environment, Crest’s Elite pillow speakers feature a sleek and ergonomic case design for ease of use and fit to the hand, raised tactile buttons for call placement assurance, infection control features, and water resistance for easy cleaning. Crest pillow speakers have always been known for their robust strain relief, reparability, sturdy case and superior sound quality, as well as the wide range of plug styles and optional features. Crest is the only source for the patented Infrared Pillow Speaker that combines TV, DVD, VCR and Set Top Box control with nurse call functionality.

Crest continues to offer the latest in cost effective bedside entertainment and communication technology to meet patient and facility needs as well as the requirements of nurse call and patient interactive network systems.

Elite Pillow Speakers – Samsung Certified

Crest Announces New President and CEO

July 18 2016

DASSEL, Minn., July 18, 2016 — Crest Healthcare Supply is pleased to announce that Timothy W. Kuck has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 11th, 2016. In his new role, Mr. Kuck will direct Crest’s key strategic and operational initiatives to build upon Crest’s legacy of trusted partnerships, unparalleled service, and quality, innovative healthcare products.

Mr. Kuck brings a wealth of industry experience to Crest. Prior to joining Crest, Mr. Kuck served as the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Universal Hospital Services, Inc., an industry-leading medical device management services company. During his 10 year tenure with UHS, Mr. Kuck also served as the Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kuck served over 8,000 acute and post-acute healthcare providers across the United States, and managed relationships with major medical device manufacturers.

Crest Announces New President-CEO