Short takes: United States Medical, Oaklawn HME & more

Friday, December 4, 2015

Yvonne Blackstone, shipping director at United States Medical Supply, has been inducted into the National Association of Professional Women’s VIP Woman of the Year Circle for 2015-16. She has been recognized for leadership in health care…Marshall, Mich.-based Oaklawn Home Medical Equipment has relocated from a downtown storefront to the first floor of Oaklawn Hospital. “The driving force behind the move was convenience for the patients,” Bill DeSmet, the company’s executive director of support services, told a local newspaper…Lebanon, Tenn.-based Permobil has donated a custom wheelchair to former Wilson County Sheriff’s Deputy Court Officer Earl Dyer, who is paralyzed after a stroke. Dyer, 49, now lives on a disability income of $1,200 each month and he mush pay $1,600 for insurance, leaving nothing for expenses. “I cannot tell you how thankful I am,” he told a local newspaper…OxyGo now offers a five-year warranty plan on its portable oxygen concentrators. One-, two- and three-year limited warranties are the industry standard, despite a five-year rental cycle, the manufacturer points out.