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Carolyn Sluiter rallies behind her work

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08/26/2010

"A group of local bikers invited us to an event called Breast Fest," said Sluiter, founder of Freeport Home Medical Equipment. "Proceeds from the event go to breast cancer research and awareness. It was a fun thing."

Worthington: We're going to 'dazzle'

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07/22/2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Worthington Cylinders recently let it be known loud and clear that it plans to be a major player in the home respiratory market.

HME Excellence Awards: Health Complex makes excellence simple

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05/24/2010

In 1984, Health Complex was nothing more than a section in a neighborhood pharmacy. More than a quarter century later, it is a $7.5 million healthcare organization with 64 employees, four locations and an HME Excellence Award for second runner-up in the respiratory category.

Reporter's notebook: It's not about the money

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05/24/2010

T.J. Thompson, president of Atlantic Respiratory Services in Charleston, S.C., worries the independents will be weeded out by national competitive bidding.
"The only way to compete is to convince referrals that I'm going to give their patients the best service," she said. "The physicians in our area don't want to send their patients to the nationals. Once competitive bidding goes through, patient care goes out the window. There's no incentive to compete at that level."

Respiratory providers second guess themselves

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03/29/2010

Respiratory providers expand beyond their specialties.