Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. traces its roots back to 1929 when William A. Hillenbrand formed the company as a division of Hillenbrand Industries. At that time, the company was focused on developing innovative beds and furnishings for hospital patient rooms. Now, after nearly 80 years, Hill-Rom leads the way as an innovator in the medical technology field developing solutions that enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers. Hill-Rom now has nearly $1.5 billion in annual revenues and is a leading manufacturer and provider of medical technologies and related services for the health care industry, including patient support systems, non-invasive therapeutic products for a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions, medical equipment rentals and integrated information technology solutions. Hill-Rom's comprehensive product line delivers solutions across the care continuum in hospitals, long-term care facilities and home care settings. Based in Batesville, Ind., Hill-Rom employs more than 6,500 people and has operations located around the world.