The Macy Catheter is an amazing tool to help people fast. We should be obligated to have this tool that can keep loved ones comfortable.

Dr. Michael Nisco, MD, MBA, HMDC

Chief Medical Officer at Pathways Home Health, Past Chair NHPCO Ethics Committee

About the Macy Catheter

Macy CatheterHospi Corporation’s first product, the Macy Catheter, is a simple and innovative medical device designed to facilitate discreet and comfortable rectal administration of medications. Rectal administration is a proven route of delivery and can be particularly relevant during serious or terminal illness, or in any situation where the oral route of administration is compromised. The Macy Catheter has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now available commercially in the United States. The Macy Catheter is protected by two issued patents in the U.S. and has several patents pending.

The Macy Catheter is a prescription device to be placed by a clinician. Once in place, it can be used for repeat administration of liquid medications in solution or suspension form. The Macy Catheter is comprised of a dual port, dual lumen ballooned tube that is inserted in the rectum just past the rectal sphincter, where the retention balloon is inflated (via the balloon inflation port) to hold the device in place.

The Macy Catheter medication port is specifically designed to be compatible only with oral/enteral connectors, reducing the probability of connection errors. The medication port also features a valve to prevent leakage, and is designed to be non-clogging. The Macy Catheter is designed to expel with defecation, or it can be easily removed prior to a patient’s bowel movement. The balloon is smaller and softer than typical stool in the rectum. The Macy Catheter is intended as a disposable single use device.

Patient-Centric Approach

At Hospi, our patient-centric philosophy is built around nursing principles and nursing theory. As such, our products are not designed to cure or diagnose disease. Rather, they are designed to assist in improving the patient’s response to an illness by alleviating suffering, preventing complications or injury, decreasing the burden of illness for both the patient and caregivers, and supporting an environment of respect and dignity. Our products assist the clinician in improving quality of life for patients and their caregivers. Through the design of innovative products, Hospi enables healthcare providers to offer better quality care while also reducing costs.

At Hospi, we create medical devices that drive the entire system of care to be increasingly patient-centric by:

  • Improving quality of life for both the patient and caregiver by alleviating the patient’s suffering or improving the trajectory of recovery from an illness;
  • Minimizing complications associated with the medical care of the individual;
  • Helping to promote self-care, or assisting the family or caregiver in providing care (as part of Orem’s Self Care Model of Nursing);
  • Enabling cost reductions through workflow efficiencies, fewer iatrogenic complications, and a reduction in the need for high acuity care.

Contact us to learn more about the Macy Catheter.

Hospi Corporation

1650 S. Amphlett Blvd
Suite 201
San Mateo, CA 94402
T: 888.509.3732
F: 510.648.3529

When the oral route is compromised, knowledgeable clinicians turn to the Macy Catheter®. The Macy Catheter is the best alternative for rapid administration of medication and fluids. Patented and FDA cleared, the Macy Catheter provides access to the clinically proven rectal route of delivery. It can be used in multiple settings, including hospice and palliative care, skilled nursing facilities, and the emergency department. The Macy Catheter improves patient care and nursing efficiency while decreasing the cost of care.

*Disclaimer: Anecdotal testimonials were provided by clinicians and are shared for general educational purposes with their permission. The Macy Catheter is a prescription device indicated to provide rectal access to administer liquids/medications. Hospi Corporation does not promote the use of particular medications to address particular conditions, and does not claim that the Macy Catheter can treat a particular condition. The prescribing healthcare professional is responsible for selecting medications for treatment, their dosage, and the route of delivery. The Macy Catheter can facilitate administration when the rectal route is prescribed.

Hospi Corporation

1650 S. Amphlett Blvd
Suite 201
San Mateo, CA 94402
T: 888.509.3732
F: 510.648.3529

 

When the oral route is compromised, knowledgeable clinicians turn to the Macy Catheter®. The Macy Catheter is the best alternative for rapid administration of medication and fluids. Patented and FDA cleared, the Macy Catheter provides access to the clinically proven rectal route of delivery. It can be used in multiple settings, including hospice and palliative care, skilled nursing facilities, and the emergency department. The Macy Catheter improves patient care and nursing efficiency while decreasing the cost of care.

*Disclaimer: Anecdotal testimonials were provided by clinicians and are shared for general educational purposes with their permission. The Macy Catheter is a prescription device indicated to provide rectal access to administer liquids/medications. Hospi Corporation does not promote the use of particular medications to address particular conditions, and does not claim that the Macy Catheter can treat a particular condition. The prescribing healthcare professional is responsible for selecting medications for treatment, their dosage, and the route of delivery. The Macy Catheter can facilitate administration when the rectal route is prescribed.