Jamar Health Products


Family-owned
more than 40 years

Jamar Health Products - Patran Family 2022

Original disposable slide sheet

Jamar Health Products created PATRAN® slide sheets more than 40 years ago. Starting with the original disposable slide sheet, the company now sells a variety of sizes and styles of single-patient, multiple-use slide sheets for safe patient handling and mobility.

Starting the business

In 1981, engineer James Scott learned of a well-known Midwest-based health system that was starting to see more larger-sized patients but was having trouble moving them from surface to surface. James put his engineering talents to work and came up with the original disposable slide sheet. At the time PATRAN (pronounced PAY-tran) debuted, it was used for lateral transfer. The name came from the words “patient transfer.”

James and his wife, Mary, then founded Jamar Health Products.

During the next couple of decades, caregivers started to use PATRAN slide sheets for boosting and in-bed repositioning, tasks they found were causing injuries.

Transitioning to next-generation leadership

The Scott daughters, Stefanie and Shannon, now own the Greendale, Wis-based business with Mary, making Jamar a certified women-owned small business. James remains involved in product development and training.

Stefanie has earned associate-level certification from the Association of Safe Patient Handling, an organization that Jamar sponsors.

Health care facilities nationwide buy PATRAN slide sheets to use for more than 25 SPHM tasks. Caregivers, including nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and SPHM coordinators, continue to get creative, coming up with new ingenious ways to put PATRAN slide sheets to use improving patient outcomes and experience while protecting staff from injury.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Stefanie Scott

STEFANIE SCOTT

OWNER and PRESIDENT

Stefanie Scott oversees all of Jamar’s operations with specific focus on sales, clinical education, and strategic development and direction. She has earned her certification from Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals and serves on its marketing committee.

Shannon Rogaczewski

SHANNON ROGACZEWSKI

OWNER and EDUCATION SPECIALIST

As owner, Shannon Rogaczewski contributes to decisions on Jamar’s direction. A licensed and experienced teacher, Shannon participates in product education and special projects.

Matthew Rogaczewski

MATTHEW ROGACZEWSKI

VICE PRESIDENT of OPERATIONS

Matthew Rogaczewski leads the daily operations, including accounting and finance, personnel management, and order fulfillment, for Jamar. He continues his education in the fields of business administration and information technology.

Katie Klein

KATIE KLEIN

MANAGER of MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS and CLINICAL SUPPORT

Katie Klein oversees Jamar’s marketing and communications with specific focus on sales, social media and product education. A member of Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals, she serves on the marketing committee.

Tom Scott

THOMAS SCOTT

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Thomas (Tom) oversees PATRAN slide sheet production, with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, including machining, welding/fabrication, production control, machine assembly and repair. He holds degrees in agricultural mechanics technology and CNC manufacturing technology, along with certifications in supervision and management.

Jared Ratkowski

JARED RATKOWSKI

OPERATIONS and CLINICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Jared Ratkowski supports order fulfillment, quality control and information technology operations for Jamar. He also assists with product education. He obtained certification as a nursing assistant and holds an associate-level CISCO Career certification.

James Scott

MARY and JAMES SCOTT

COMPANY FOUNDERS

Mary (left) and James (Jim, right) Scott founded Jamar Health Products in 1982. Today, Mary owns the business with her daughters, Stefanie Scott and Shannon Rogaczewski. After transferring company operations to their daughters, Jim remains involved in product and staff development.