Span-America Director Linda Norman Named To CABLE Board Walk Of Fame

Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAN) announced today that Linda D. Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN was named to CABLE’s 2012 Board Walk of Fame. Dr. Norman has served as a Director of Span-America since 2006.

CABLE’s Board Walk of Fame provides recognition of women who serve on the board of an exchange-traded public company. The 2012 Board Walk of Fame was the third annual event in Tennessee to celebrate the benefits of gender-balanced board composition and promotes women directors as powerful role models.

Dr. Norman is the Senior Associate Dean for Academics at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been involved nationally in the areas of care of the elderly and quality improvement and patient safety in health care.

She is the co-author of over 30 articles in professional publications, including the Journal of Nursing Administration, Nursing Economic$, Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Patient Safety and the Journal of Professional Nursing. Dr. Norman is also the author or co-author of chapters or books on various nursing and patient care topics in nine books published between 1990 and 2011.

“We are pleased that Dr. Norman was recognized for her service on Span-America’s Board of Directors by CABLE,” stated Thomas D. Henrion, Chairman of the Board of Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. “Our medical segment is our largest business unit and we value Dr. Norman’s expertise in the nursing field along with her significant clinical experience as a Span-America director.”

About Span-America Medical Systems, Inc.

Span-America manufactures and markets a comprehensive selection of pressure management products for the medical market, including Geo-Matt®, PressureGuard®, Geo-Mattress®, Custom Care®, Span+Aids®, Isch-Dish®, Risk Manager® and Selan® products. We also supply custom foam and packaging products to the consumer and industrial markets. Through our wholly-owned subsidiary Span Medical Products Canada Inc., we manufacture and market the M.C. Healthcare Products brands of Maxxum, Advantage and Rexx bed frames as well as related case goods, tables and seating products for the long-term care market. Span-America’s stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “SPAN.” For more information, visit or

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