Monday, May 24, 2010

Provider heads south of the border

PEMBROKE, Mass. - Charm Medical Supply has expanded its service area to include Rhode Island, the provider announced April 27. The 10-year-old provider will spread the word of its expanded presence by exhibiting at the Prime Time Senior Expo this summer and at various health fairs across the state. It also plans to make presentations at senior centers.

Petersen gets crafty

Orem, Utah - Petersen Medical participated in a service project in April for the Utah Children's Justice Centers that involved making teddy bears for children who have been physically or sexually abused. They cut patterns for the bears then turned them over to a volunteer group called the "Teddy Bear Ladies," who stuffed and sewed them. Over a two-day period, employees cut patterns for 116 bears.

Franchise boosts sales by 30%

CALGARY, Alberta - Jason Clarke, owner of the MEDIchair Abbotsford and Hope franchises, has earned the company's 2009 Franchisee of the Year Award, it announced in April. MEDIchair lauded Clarke for increasing sales by 30%, even in a lackluster economy. Deborah Compton and Susan Tarrant, owners of MEDIchair-CHATS in Newmarket, Ontario, have earned the company's 2009 Best Dressed Award.

Associated settles

AMHERST, N.Y. - Associated Healthcare has paid $50,000 to the Business Software Alliance to settle claims that it had unlicensed copies of Adobe, Microsoft and Symantec software installed on its computers. Associated has agreed to, among other things, delete all unlicensed copies of software from its computers. "Associated Healthcare did not admit any liability by entering into this settlement," stated Peter Storey, president of Associated Healthcare, in a release. "This settlement was the compromise of a disputed claim."

Short takes

All Time Medical's new digs in Monsey, N.Y.,doubles its space...Cape Medical Supply has received the 2010 Business Excellence Award for health care from the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.