NEMED members ‘right there to help’ bombing victims

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – In the wake of the bombings in Boston, the New England Medical Equipment Dealers Association (NEMED) called on its members to provide assistance to victims injured in the attacks. Its members answered that call. “By the second day, BMC (Boston Medical Center) was calling NEMED to ask us to help coordinate because they had received so many offers of help from our members,” said Karyn Estrella, NEMED executive director, in a bulletin from The VGM Group. Invacare Corporation and Baystate Home Infusion & Respiratory Services were instrumental in getting equipment delivered quickly to BMC, according to the bulletin. National Seating & Mobility, along with Invacare, delivered several wheelchairs to the hospital within 48 hours. “As with other tragedies, NEMED members are always right there to help,” Estrella added. “It is an honor to work with these amazing people.”