From the Publisher: 35 years plus and counting

Sunday, July 31, 2005

There are several new and exciting developments at HME News that will take place over the coming months. I'm very pleased to be able to tell you about them here.
We are about to begin a major new initiative to deliver critical data in a variety of forms to the HME industry. As you know, we're producing our first-ever HME Business Summit in Sept. and response has been excellent. In the course of programming this event, Jim Sullivan discovered a knack for mining a vast amount of data that will be of great use to the industry, particularly with NCB looming down the road. We see potential to market that data in a variety of ways, a project Jim has found of particular interest.
Accordingly, effective September 1, Jim will assume the title of Senior Editor with the primary responsibility of developing our data-based products in all their forms. With his decade of experience observing and writing about the HME business,
Jim is particularly well suited to this role. We won't lose him from the pages of HME News, however. Jim will continue to write by-lined stories, produce a column every other month and provide guidance on the direction of the publication.
Mike Moran will step up to editor. Mike is extremely well qualified, having been managing editor of HME News for eight years. His master's degree in journalism from University of California at Berkeley combined with his broad experience and industry contacts means we will continue to deliver the hard-hitting, insightful articles you've come to depend on from HME News.
Elizabeth Beaulieu will re-join HME News as managing editor. Many of you will remember Liz, who worked as our associate editor before she left to obtain her master's degree. She's been back at United Publications since February 2004 working as the managing editor of one of our sister publications. With her industry background and editorial experience, she's the perfect candidate for the job and we're delighted to have her back at HME News. Sadly, Jennifer Gundersen who's been our associate editor for the past two years is leaving us to get her master's degree. She'll be missed but we wish her much success and look for her possible return to United Publications some day. We're actively interviewing candidates and will probably have hired her replacement by the time you read this.
At HME News we're excited by these new developments. We'll have a number of new product introductions in the coming months. We've added to our editorial team, while continuing to have the most experienced editorial group in the industry. (Collectively with Contributing Editor John Andrews, the HME News editorial team has 35 years of industry experience!) We're committed to bring you the news and data you need to run your business.
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