Hilbert and Lillian Knueppel founded Knueppel Pharmacy in 1955. In 1972 ownership was transferred to their son, Richard Knueppel. Under his ownership, the business evolved from a pharmacy selling greeting cards and candy to a pharmacy with home medical equipment. Then in 2003, the business, now Knueppel HealthCare Services, Inc. (KHS) was purchased by his son, William Knueppel, and Cindy Ciardo. We are proud to say that we remain family-owned and operated and now have two convenient locations in Southeastern Wisconsin--West Allis and Racine.
The pharmacy is long-gone, but KHS has expanded to include high-tech, assistive rehab equipment and custom fabrication, as well as home modifications for people with disabilities or those wishing to age in place. On the softer side, KHS boasts the largest women’s health and compression therapy business in Wisconsin.
KHS remains very committed to the communities we serve. We feel strongly about providing continuing education for our staff, and sharing that knowledge with our clients and healthcare professionals. Our staff is required to be certified and attend a myriad of training seminars annually. We regularly present educational in-services for healthcare professionals on a variety of topics addressing the medical equipment and supply needs of those recovering from surgery, as well as the injured, elderly and disabled. In addition, we support and participate in many organizations that educate consumers and healthcare professionals, increase awareness of healthcare related issues within the medical community, and advocate improvements within our industry.
We believe that informed clients and healthcare providers will make better decisions about the products and services they receive or recommend. We know that making educated choices results in better compliance and treatment success, positively impacting comfort, safety, well-being, and total rehabilitation.
We are committed to the following core values and work daily through management leadership and peer-mentoring to live these moral principles, helping us to provide the best possible service to all of our clients
- Compassion and understanding
- Creativity and innovation
- Honesty, integrity and respect
- Performance excellence and product knowledge