Built on a family business for many years, and established as a company in 2013, SFI Medical is proud to serve long-term care facilities and home care customers nationwide.
Our Story Begins With Family
In 1961, James Alexander went into business providing medical respiratory equipment for cystic fibrosis patients. After realizing the need for customized medical beds, particularly for the unique needs of bariatric patients and seniors, he spent the next 30 years dedicated to improving patient care and dignity in all healthcare settings.
It wasn’t until the 1990s that James’s son, Scott Alexander, continued the family tradition in healthcare equipment sales at companies including Invacare. In 2013, Scott founded SFI Medical Equipment Solutions to focus exclusively on the long-term care environment.
SFI has since grown from a family business into a national medical equipment sales and service provider serving over 500 customers across Canada and the United States.
A Brief History of SFI Medical
The Early Years
After completing his electrical engineering degree at age 19, James Alexander joins General Medical in Manitoba.
James launches the Equi-Med company to manufacture respiratory therapy equipment for cystic fibrosis patients.
Origins in Respiratory Therapy
Equi-Med Expands in U.S. and Canada
Innovations in Home Care Beds
Home Care Equipment Distribution
Modular Beds Launched through Equitron
Developing Innovative Bariatric Beds
Continuing the Family Tradition
Scott Joins Carroll Healthcare
The Invacare Connection
Rob Takes on Sales Management Role
Rail Entrapment Guidelines Released
Rob Launches Rush Technical Services
SFI Established as a Company
Scott launches SFI Medical Equipment Solutions, with Rob as Director of Technical Services, to focus exclusively on sales and service of long-term care equipment.