Calling all women leaders

Thursday, June 16, 2016

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group introduced the “HME Woman of the Year Award” at a special session at its annual Heartland Conference this week.

“Women play such an important role in our industry and we want to recognize that by honoring a specific woman for the contributions she has made through leadership, patient care, best practices, advocacy or any other aspect of leadership,” said Mike Mallaro, CEO of the VGM Group.

The new award is open to all women who work in the HME industry, VGM says.

The announcement was made during a new session at the Heartland Conference called “Women and Wine.” The session included presentations on how to manage stress, and how to develop a community of peers to share ideas and celebrate accomplishments.

Mallaro says the award is meant not only to highlight existing leaders but also to inspire a new group of leaders.

“As the landscape of health care shifts, our industry requires an ‘all-hands-on-deck’ mentality and growing pool of leaders,” he said.

VGM will announce the “woman of the year” at Medtrade this fall.