Wright & Filippis announced that it has acquired a controlling share in Carolina Orthotics & Prosthetics of North Charleston, SC.
According to a press release, Carolina O&P will continue to operate independently, retaining its name, management and staffing. In addition, C. Ralph Hooper, CPO, will continue to serve as the company’s president. With six locations, Carolina O&P is an ABC-accredited provider.
“I’ve known and had great respect for Ralph Hooper and the entire staff of Carolina O&P for many years. Their approach to serving their patients absolutely mirrors the Wright & Filippis mission, so this is a very, very natural fit for everyone involved,” A.J. Filippis, president and chief executive officer of Wright & Filippis, stated in a press release. “Wright & Filippis has resources and expertise that can truly benefit the patients served by Carolina O&P. At the same time, this investment will help strengthen Wright & Filippis, diversifying our interests and expanding our reach in the very areas upon which our company was founded — orthotics and prosthetics.”