HME Woman of the year finalists announced

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – Four finalists have been selected for the 2018 HME Woman of the Year, VGM has announced.

The finalists, chosen from 39 nominations, are:

Karen Atkins, CEO and president, Mobility First;

Georgie Blackburn, vice president, government relations and legislative affairs, Blackburn’s;

Colleen Hunter, CEO and president, Browning’s Pharmacy and Health Care; and

Deanne Sandvold, vice president and owner, EZ-Access, a division of Homecare Products, Inc.

“These women are determined advocates and leaders—serving our industry selflessly for years,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “They exemplify the dedication and innovation required to have a positive impact not only on their business and coworkers, but also the customers and the communities they serve.”        

The winner will be announced at Medtrade, Oct. 15-17 in Atlanta.

Now in its third year, the award, sponsored by VGM, recognizes a woman in the industry who has made significant contributions throughout her career to her company, community and the industry.

Last year’s winner was Barbara Smith, CEO of Healthline Medical Equipment in Wichita Falls, Texas.