Briefs: Medical Service Co. expands, shakes up management team

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Medical Service Co. expands, shakes up management team

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Medical Service Company opened a new branch here in November, expanding its service area to most of Ohio and parts of West Virginia. "We look forward to bringing our reputation of great service to the Columbus community," stated Chairman Joel Marx in a release. The 60-year-old provider, which has 150 employees, has been named one of the top workplaces in Ohio. In other news, Medical Service Company announced in December that it had made the following appointments: John Geller CEO, replacing Joel Marx; Darrel Lowery president; and Jon Woost vice president of organizational development. Additionally, Josh Marx, son of Joel Marx, has joined the company as a territory manager in the Cleveland area.

Apria's Greenleaf transitions from president to COO

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare in December appointed Daniel Greenleaf COO. He will be responsible for leading the operations and sales functions of both the home infusion therapy and home respiratory therapy/home medical equipment segments of the company. Since 2008, Greenleaf has served as president of Apria's home infusion therapy segment, a position he will continue to hold. Prior to joining the company, he was president and CEO of VioQuest Pharmaceuticals, a New Jersey-based biopharmaceutical company.

Provider spreads out in the Midwest

INDIANAPOLIS - Home Health Depot continues to grow. The provider in November pushed north into Michigan, with two new locations in Brighton and Grand Rapids. Also in 2010, the provider opened locations in Illinois and Indiana, and acquired Rite at Home Health Care Products (See story page 16). Since 2008, Home Health Depot has grown from 18 employees to 120 employees. "As we grow, our number one priority is maintaining our high quality care and responsiveness to the patients we serve," stated Nathan Feltman, president, in a release.

Short take

ArmsCare in East Franklin, Tenn., opened a new location in November. The hospital-affiliated provider carries a full line of durable medical equipment, oxygen and medical supplies.