Association news: AZMESA, WAMES
The Arizona Medical Equipment Suppliers Association will change its name to the Southwest Medical Equipment Suppliers Association on Sept. 1. Rose Schafhauser will remain executive director. AZMESA, which represents 44 companies, plans to seek new members from across the Southwest as SMESA, says Schafhauser. “We are seeing more and more interest and recognition here in the Southwest from providers who are still telling us they did not know we were here,” she said. AZMESA formed in 2001… Ann Barrett will retire as executive director of the Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Services at the end of September. Barrett has been with WAMES for nearly 25 years, said President Rick Adamich. “WAMES’s strength as a state association is largely attributed to Ann’s leadership over the years,” he said. “We wish her the best.” Rose Schafhauser will take over the reins as executive director.