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With checks in hand

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12/21/2010

NCART, NRRTS and AAHomecare each received checks for $24,356 from MK Battery at Medtrade in November. "They've always been a great company and backed us up," said John Zona, president of NRRTS. "They've gone above and beyond now." For a six-month period earlier this year, MK Battery set aside $1 for every gel battery it sold, raising $73,068. "We just thought about, in a management meeting one day, 'How can we help the industry in this chaotic time?'" said David Brunelle, vice president of sales for MK Battery. The associations will use the money to, among other things, help fuel efforts to create a separate benefit for complex rehab.

Monroe Wheelchair opens up

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10/28/2010

Earlier this year, Doug Westerdahl, president of Monroe Wheelchair, began sharing certain financial indicators with his 72 employees, a practice outlined in John Case's book "Open Book Management." He met with employees by department to define and review the indicators, and to offer ideas for making improvements.

Spotlight on CELA: 'We have to advocate the data'

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Simon Margolis at NRRTS sent out a bulletin this week announcing the clinical guest speaker at CELA 2011: Jean Minkel. Here's a Q&A with Minkel that will appear in the November issue of HME News.

Short takes

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08/26/2010

Mobility Conquest has chosen Louisville, Ky.-based Superior Van & Mobility to be the exclusive dealer for its wheelchair accessible motorcycle in Kentucky (Louisville and Lexington), Indiana (Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend and Evansville) and Tennessee (Knoxvill

A who's who of rehab professionals

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08/26/2010

BUFFALO, N.Y.

Mike Pfister: Put 'faces on claims'

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08/26/2010

If there's a wheelchair provider that knows how to get the word out about what it's doing for customers, it's The Scooter Store.

Petersen rallies for disabled children

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08/26/2010

SALT LAKE CITY - Peterson Medical in July was a sponsor of the 1st annual Wasatch Wheelchair Rally to benefit Camp Kostopulos, a camp for children with disabilities. The rally featured a relay race and other activities.

Nunn's Home Medical Equipment: 'We take pride in what we do'

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09/30/2009

There are many around town who still call the company Nunn's Hospital Supplies because that is how people remember it.
The full-line home medical equipment company goes back 67 years to 1942, when late founder Martin J. Nunn started the venture on a whim. As son-in-law Joe Ryan explains it, Nunn operated a funeral parlor at the time and saw an opportunity for medical equipment when he ordered a dozen wheelchairs from Everest & Jennings. The hospital supply company became just one of Nunn's many enterprises taken over by family members, which included a telephone answering service, ambulance service and school bus transport company.

Developing story on the first-month purchase option

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

The rehab industry is working with Senate leaders on an alternative to a provision that would eliminate the first-month purchase option for power wheelchairs, making them 13-month capped rental items.

This could be scary

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Monday, June 22, 2009

The California Department of Health Services recently announced a pilot program to contract DME. The department's first target: adult, non-powered wheelchairs, according to Bob Achermann, executive director of the California Association of Medical Product Suppliers (CAMPS).

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