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Tornado forces rebuild, rethink

August 21, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

HERMITAGE, Tenn. - Provider Kevin Brown was hit with a double whammy in early March, when a deadly tornado struck the Nashville area, just as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold. Brown, one of the owners of All Star Medical Supply, which has two locations in Tennessee, was attending Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas when he got word that a Category 3 tornado had damaged the Hermitage location. “I had to come back to deal with the rebuild of a store and COVID,” he said. While the building,...

All Star Medical Supply, Coronavirus Outbreak, Retail, tornado

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Providers 'do the right thing' following tornado

May 24, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

OKLAHOMA CITY - Though they weren't directly affected by the devastating tornado that plowed through nearby Moore on May 20, it hasn't been business as usual for two HME providers in Oklahoma City.Provider Larry Pierce says the biggest obstacle immediately following the tornado was trying to maintain communication with patients.“At 5, our phones roll over to an answering service and that went down the night of the tornado, so we had to rely on cell phones,” said Pierce, president and...

Advantage Mobility, CareSource, DME, HME, Moore, Oklahoma, tornado

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