The Scooter Store pursues life outside power mobility

Thursday, September 2, 2010

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - The Scooter Store announced last week that it has created a home medical equipment division to complement its power mobility business.

Chris Bailey, a licensed vocational nurse who has been at The Scooter Store since 1999 and who has held management positions since 2006, will lead the new division as vice president.

"Our long-term vision and goal is 'To give every senior or disabled American the ability to live their entire life safely and confidently at home,'" stated Doug Harrison, founder, chairman and CEO of The Scooter Store, in a release. "To fulfill that goal, our company must evolve beyond providing just power mobility solutions and focus on meeting the holistic needs of our customers."

The HME division will operate out of The Scooter Store's corporate headquarters here to leverage existing infrastructure, systems, processes, customer intake, compliance management, revenue cycle management, and national distribution and service capabilities.

Initially, the HME division will focus on targeted markets with a select portfolio of equipment. Eventually, through organic growth and through strategic relationships with licensed and accredited partners, it will expand into a full, national footprint, The Scooter Store stated in the release.

The Scooter Store began its foray outside of standard power wheelchairs and scooters in 2007, when it launched a complex rehab division, Alliance Seating and Mobility. That division now employs more than 80 assistive technology professionals (ATPs).