This 4th of July, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate Carstens’ history of supplying healthcare facilities with high-quality, American-made products. As a Chicago native and certified women-owned business, we know the importance of both sustaining the economy locally in Chicago and across the rest of the nation. Here’s a little slice of our history and some of the positive impacts that come from buying American-made products!
Carstens and Our History as a Leading Women-Owned Chicago Business
Founded in 1886 as The Henry Carstens Metal Novelty Co., Carstens Inc. is a leading provider of patient charting systems in North America. In the early 1900s, Carstens began manufacturing surgical tools and veterinary instruments before evolving into patient charting manufacturing in the mid-1900s.
Throughout the mid and late 1900s, Carstens started to become a household name in Chicago and nationwide for healthcare industry professionals. In the 90s, we released our WALLAroo wall-mounted workstations, improving patient charting efficiency for healthcare facilities across the nation, and more recently, our CarePod line of workstations that are improving nurse efficiency in Chicago and all over the US.
We proudly carry over 2,000 American-made products and supply them to over 30,000 healthcare facilities across the US and Canada. As a family-owned company that has been manufacturing and supplying high-quality products for over 130 years, we take pride in the role we play for local hospitals and clinics.
In 2016, Carstens was recognized by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC) for meeting all of its requirements as a Women’s Business Enterprise. The WBENC is the largest certifier of businesses that are owned, operated, and controlled by women in the US and an advocate for women-owned businesses in both corporate and government supply chains.
The Positive Impacts of Buying American-Made Products
At Carstens, we believe in manufacturing and supplying American-made products to healthcare facilities across the nation. Buying American-made products has more positive impacts than its effects on the economy, including:
Carstens’ Continued Mission to Improving the Quality of Care for US Healthcare Workers and Patients
From 1886 to 2021 and beyond, we’re dedicated to improving the quality of care across the healthcare industry all over Chicago, the US, and all of North America. We continually work to create product solutions to streamline processes for healthcare professionals and enable seamless workflows. Carstens empowers caregivers across the nation to do their jobs efficiently and effectively so that they can connect with those in their care.