Reflecting upon our 2019, I couldn’t be more proud of and thankful for our team. In a year of foundation building, we completed many of the key milestones that are essential to take Champion to the next level. Expanding our market footprint, we delivered a fourth consecutive year of mid double-digit growth in acute care. We effectively handled significant uncertainty in our dialysis market. All accomplished by our outstanding talent; working smart, hard and together as a team.
We are now prepared for a breakout 2020, and I am fired up! Further expansion of our successful acute care sales team, a new distributor partner, our first full year of Alo sales backed with first-class marketing, ramping up home dialysis placements, our burgeoning aftermarket business, and customer care aligned to our sales channels. Never has Champion invested in such a strong brace of commercial initiatives!
On the operational side, we expect big advances in our manufacturing operations, continued excellence in supplier management, accelerating product development launches, and new leadership in several key parts of our organization. And finally, a major event in our history and marking a new beginning for Champion – we will be moving into our new headquarters in late spring!
I can’t wait to jump into the new year and make it happen with TEAM Champion! Happy New Year!