Apria works ‘day and night’ in wake of Hurricane Matthew

Thursday, October 13, 2016

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Since Hurricane Matthew made landfall, local teams at Apria Healthcare have worked day and night to deliver ventilators and respiratory equipment to hundreds of patients in Charleston, Savannah, Myrtle Beach and Florence in South Carolina, as well as Fayetteville, Wilmington and Greenville in North Carolina. “It has been truly inspiring to see our teams and community in action during this difficult and tragic time,” said Chad Rickman, market vice president in North Carolina and South Carolina, in a release. “We have a serious ‘all hands on deck’ situation here, and every single member of these branches—from technicians, to sales representatives, respiratory therapists and branch managers—have gone to tremendous lengths to stay on the ground and deliver what is needed.” In August, Apria employees contacted more than 700 patients and travelled through dangerous weather to successfully deliver equipment to hundreds of displaced families due to flooding in Louisiana.