Short takes: United States Medical, Oaklawn HME & more

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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.