Someone stole my blog


The HME News Business Summit takes place next week in Pittsburgh, so I thought I’d steal Liz’s blog to tell you a few reasons why I’m so excited about this year’s event.

First, the program is outstanding. Liz has outdone herself in identifying presenters who can provide solid information, along with new perspectives on our industry and how to be successful in it. Most of these speakers don’t appear anywhere else and for those that do, well, you probably heard them here first, so you know how valuable their presentations will be.

Second, we have a unique opportunity, made available by Philips Respironics, to visit their new manufacturing facility just outside of the city. I visited this plant right after it opened and I was mighty impressed. It’s state of the art in every way. I was delighted when they offered to open their plant for a tour as part of the Summit this year. If you haven’t signed up for the tour, please do so right away here. Philips has planned quite an event and will even provide transportation from there to the airport so you can go directly to your flight if you want. You won’t be disappointed.

Finally, the Pirates are just under .500 as I write this, 8-2 for their last 10 games. If they win more than half their games this season, it’ll break a 19-year losing streak. Wouldn’t it be great to say you were in the park during the Pirates first winning season in 19 years?

I hope you’ll join us and I look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!

Rick Rector, publisher, HME News