15. Hill-Rom (NYSE:HRC): +50.1%
The past year was a year of product launches for Chicago-based Hill-Rom. One of the most promising product launches involved the Centrella smart bed system, designed with a strong healthcare value proposition around increased patient safety, satisfaction and caregiver efficiency.
“We are very excited about the potential Centrella has to accelerate the med surg bed replacement cycle, particularly during a favorable capital spending environment. While still in the early days of the launch, feedback from clinicians has been positive, and our backlog is building, including some early competitive gains,” CEO John Greisch said during a November earnings call with analysts, transcribed by Seeking Alpha.