Welch Allyn, Inc. is an American manufacturer of medical devices and patient monitoring systems. Headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, New York, it was family-owned until it was acquired in 2015 by Hillrom.[1][2] Hillrom was purchased by Baxter International in 2021.[3]

Welch Allyn, Inc.
IndustryMedical devices
HeadquartersSkaneateles Falls, New York, U.S.


Welch Allyn was founded in 1915 in Auburn, New York by Dr. Francis Welch and inventor William Noah Allyn. The two formed a partnership and developed the first hand-held, direct-illuminating ophthalmoscope and convinced Allyn, a medical instruments salesman, to form a partnership.[3] The company moved to Skaneateles Falls in 1953, where it is still headquartered today.[4] In 2019, Welch Allyn was awarded a $100m contract to supply the United States military with patient monitoring supplies.[5]


  1. ^ "Hill-Rom completes $2 billion purchase of Skaneateles-based Welch Allyn". syracuse.com. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  2. ^ "Hill_Rom to acquire WelchAllyn in $2 billion deal". Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  3. ^ a b Tampone, Kevin (December 13, 2021). "Baxter International completes acquisition of Welch Allyn owner". syracuse. Retrieved 2022-10-25.
  4. ^ "Welch Allyn timeline: A look at Skaneateles company's history, highlights". syracuse.com. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  5. ^ mweiner@syracuse.com, Mark Weiner | (2019-06-25). "Welch Allyn of Skaneateles wins $100M military contract". syracuse. Retrieved 2022-11-30.

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