Universal Hospital Services, a provider of medical equipment management and service solutions, has completed the acquisition of Emergent Group and its wholly owned subsidiary PRI Medical Technologies.

PRI Medical currently operates in 16 states and provides surgical equipment and laser technology to hospitals, outpatient surgery centers and physicians’ offices.

Following the transaction, Emergent Group became a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Hospital Services.

Universal Hospital Services chairman and CEO Gary Blackford said the acquisition of PRI Medical marks a significant step for the company to expand health care solutions that help customers reduce costs, increase efficiencies and drive better outcomes.