About Us

About US HYH

Halyard, now part of the Owens & Minor family, is focused on advancing health and healthcare by delivering clinically-superior infection prevention and surgical solutions. Halyard sells its recognized sterilization wrap, facial protection, gloves, protective apparel, surgical drapes and gowns in more than 100 countries, and holds leading market positions across the portfolio.

Halyard sells its recognized brands and products in more than 100 countries, and holds leading market positions in multiple categories across the portfolio.

Formerly part of Kimberly-Clark, Halyard Health became an independent company headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia on November 1, 2014. Halyard operates 11 global manufacturing facilities with 12,000 employees worldwide – generating approximately $1.7 billion in net revenues.

Halyard Health is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “HYH”. 


Our Name

Halyard [hal-yerd] is a nautical term referring to the line used for hoisting the sails that propel a ship forward.  Halyard suggests progress: our effort to advance health and healthcare by preventing infection, eliminating pain, and speeding recovery.  As a word, halyard is distinct, easy to pronounce, and memorable.  As a name, Halyard carries many positive connotations and can be a strong metaphor for many aspects of our brand and business:

  • As a halyard raises a ship’s sails – we seek to raise the bar and the standards and quality of healthcare
  • As a halyard enables acceleration across the water – we strive to accelerate positive change and improvement in our industry
  • As a halyard requires teamwork – we believe teamwork is critical to better results and outcomes
  • As a halyard is also used to raise a flag for all to see – we are putting a stake in the ground and moving into a new era for our company
Our Story
 As Halyard Health, we advance health and healthcare by preventing infection and speeding recovery. We do this through our broad portfolio of clinically-superior products and our commitment to truly remarkable service experiences.

As we move forward, we bring with us our heritage and expertise in the areas of infection prevention and surgical solutions that enable us to provide more complete, innovative solutions that improve both medical outcomes and business performance. 


Our Mission

To advance health and healthcare by preventing infection and speeding recovery


Our Vision

We will deliver clinically-superior products with remarkable service to improve the wellbeing of the people we touch every day