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On the Editor's Desk

Prial's prediction

December 15, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Shelly Prial will be remembered for a number of things, including being the “show ambassador” for Medtrade. I’ll remember him for the bow ties – and his passion for telehealth. When he was still with us, I fielded calls from Prial, sometimes weekly, about how teleahealth was the wave of the future and how HME providers needed to carve out a niche for themselves in this new market. This is from a Q&A we did with Prial way back in 2006: HME News: Where can HME providers...

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Medtrade Show Daily

His last Medtrade? Shelly Prial's mum

September 25, 2015John Andrews

It's a safe bet you won't find too many 88-year-olds who are still working. And you're unlikely to see many people of that vintage wandering the halls of the Georgia World Congress Center for Medtrade 2015.Unless you're talking about Shelly Prial.As the HME industry's version of the Energizer Bunny who keeps going and going and going, Prial is still a fixture at Medtrade, just as he was when the show began more than three decades ago. He is long past icon status for the industry and the show and...

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Also Noted

Short takes: VMI, Golden Technologies, Medtrade

July 9, 2015HME News Staff

VMI honored long-time employee Tiger Desmarais with a Lifetime Achievement award for 20 years of service. Along with a key to the company, Tiger received a new silver 2015 Toyota Sienna…Timothy Robinson has been hired as the new director of digital media at Golden Technologies. Robinson is tasked with producing product sales and training videos, dealer TV commercials and technical repair videos…This year's Medtrade will mark Shelly Prial's last appearance at the conference. The 88-year-old Medtrade...

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Editorial

Get off your soft chairs, Shelly says

April 25, 2014Letter to the Editor

The DME/HME industry for the past 30 or more years has been cyclic. There have been changes, but most providers have experienced very good years.But the times are now rapidly changing. CMS and Medicare have been running out of funds. They are looking for every way possible to delay reimbursements. They move forward without any thoughts of how these delays will affect the beneficiaries and providers.AAHomecare is leading the battle, together with the state DME associations, against these onerous and...

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Also Noted

Stand Up for Homecare raises $75k

October 17, 2013HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - Stand Up for Homecare, AAHomecare's fundraising reception, raised more than $75,000 this year for advocacy and awareness campaigns, the organization says. Held at Baterbys Art Gallery in Orlando, Fla., the Oct. 8 event took place during Medtrade. At the reception, AAHomecare named Pride Mobility Products' Scott Meuser consultant Shelly Prial the 2013 Homecare Champions. AAHomecare has been holding Stand Up for Homecare events since 2006, said Julie Driver, AAHomecare senior manager...

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AAH names homecare champions

October 3, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare has named the recipients of its annual Homecare Champion Award: Scott Meuser, chairman and CEO of Pride Mobility; and Shelly Prial, an industry advocate. The award recognizes association members who have made exceptional contributions to the homecare community throughout their careers, according to AAHomecare. In a letter to Meuser, President Tom Ryan and Chairman Robert Steedley wrote: “Your steadfast commitment to the homecare sector is evidenced not only by your personal...

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On the Editor's Desk

Back from Medtrade, I'm worded out

October 19, 2012HME News Staff

The HME News team got back from Medtrade last night via what turned out to be a fairly bumpy airplane ride. I felt better knowing, though, that Jim Greatorex (Black Bear Medical) was on the plane. After helping to put together two Show Dailies in 48 hours, I'm pretty worded out. Sooo, this blog is going to be all about some of my favorite scenes from Medtrade, like: A tete a tete between these two HME powerhouses, Mal Mixon and Van Miller (thank you Carolyn Cole for sharing!) Van and Mal.JPG ...

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