Provider: Mild winter boon for rehab sales

Thursday, February 28, 2002

GERMANTOWN, Wis. - An HME provider here reported a 15% increase in re/hab sales in January, and he says it's due to a mild winter. Jim Poteet, owner of Metrocare Home Medical Center, said he doesn't usually receive requests for motorized scooters and wheelchairs until mid-February. "People can't get out very easily in 20-30 inches of show, and they're certainly not thinking about jetting around outside in a scooter or wheelchair," he said. But this year, with only about three inches of snow covering the ground, people are out and about, and they're thinking about their mobility needs, he said.
Rehab Tech adds location

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Rehab Tech adds a third location here this month. Larry Scott, v.p. of sales, said the new location will be the company's smallest, at about 4,000 square feet. Like its locations in Oak Creek, Wis., and in Naperville, Ill., the Green Bay location will emphasize special mobility products, as well as seating and positioning. Scott said the company opened the third location because its technicians had been making the two-hour drive to Green Bay from Oak Creek three to four times a week, anyway. The $9-million Rehab Tech has been in business since 1997.
AAA Medical relocates Denver satellite office
DENVER - AAA Medical has relocated its Denver satellite office so it can better serve the patients of The Children's Hospital and Assistive Technology Partners (ATP). All three companies are now located in the same building. The office serves as a satellite for equipment assessments, clinical evaluations, fittings and equipment adjustments. It includes two fitting rooms, a custom fabrication center and an educational conference area. AAA Medical, an Assistive Technology Group company, is headquartered in Englewood, Colo.