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Owens & Minor recognized for performance

September 29, 2022HME News Staff

RICHMOND, Va. – Owens & Minor has received two awards from Vizient in recognition of its performance and service.  Owens & Minor received both the Medical/Surgical Supplier Excellence Award and the Achieve Committed Program Excellence Award at the 2022 Vizient Connections Summit held Sept. 19-22.  “Customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we are proud of our long-term, consistent commitment to Vizient’s members,” said Jeff Jochims, executive vice...

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Bedard Medical ‘makes the list’

September 16, 2022Tracy Orzel

AUBURN, Maine – CEO Ben Nadeau had heard of the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America, but he never dreamed Bedard Medical would be on it—until his colleagues encouraged him to apply.  “I was talking to some of my peers about how we were growing and it was getting hard to keep up, and they asked, ‘Oh, are you going to be on the Inc. 5000 list?” he said. “I ran the numbers and thought, 'Holy crap, we might this year. We might...

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Great Elm: ‘DME demonstrated strong core profitability’ 

September 13, 2022HME News Staff

WALTHAM, Mass. – Great Elm Group’s DME operating companies reported $16.5 million in total revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $14.5 million for the same period the previous year.  The increase in revenue was primarily attributable to more favorable intake and collections processes driving lower revenue reserve rates.  DME recognized a net loss of $200,000 for the fourth quarter of FY 2022 compared to net income of $5.9 million for the same period...

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Steve Griggs

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AdaptHealth’s sleep business shows signs of recovery

September 2, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – Sleep therapy was the “big news” for AdaptHealth in the second quarter, with the company beating its expectations, says CEO Stephen Griggs.  “Our census is up 16% from February 2022 when it hit its lowest level since the Philips recall began,” said Griggs on an earnings call. “While we do not expect Philips to be back in the market any time before early 2023, the increased production we have started to see from other suppliers has...

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John Driscoll

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Walgreens finalizes CareCentrix acquisition

August 31, 2022HME News Staff

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance has completed its majority share acquisition of CareCentrix.  WBA announced in October 2021 that it planned to invest $330 million for a 55% stake in CareCentrix, as part of a plan to launch Walgreens Health.  “We created Walgreens Health to reimagine local health care and wellbeing for all,” said Roz Brewer, CEO, WBA. “This partnership advances our ability to address the needs of people across care settings immediately...

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Quipt eyes national status

August 26, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CINCINNATI – While Quipt Home Medical has been laser-focused on respiratory for the past several years, a recent contract with Cardinal Health at-Home will give the company a competitive foothold in the supplies market on a national scale, says CEO Greg Crawford.  “We get a lot of inquiries for other supplies, whether they be incontinence, urologicals or ADLs – anything that a respiratory or other patient would need – and we do sell those at our (brick-and-mortar)...

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Quipt's Greg Crawford weighs in on challenges

August 26, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Quipt Home Medical hasn’t been spared from industry specific issues like the CPAP recall and macro issues like supply chain constraints, says CEO Greg Crawford.  “Our management team has done an excellent job navigating (these issues) over the last year” he said.  CPAP recall  Quipt has been on supply allocation with ResMed for the past 15 months and has not been able to meet demand, but the company has prioritized patients based on their clinical needs and...

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New location answers patient demand

August 26, 2022Tracy Orzel

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – When Sanford Health Equip opened its doors in Detroit Lakes, Minn., they already had 10 patients scheduled—which isn’t surprising—considering their patients had been asking for a new store.  "Prior to opening, patients from Detroit Lakes and surrounding communities were traveling to other Equip locations for services and supplies,” said Kirsten Schaffer, director of business development and strategy. “So, opening in Detroit Lakes...

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Hardik Mehta

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Quipt: Sleep woes ‘hold back’ organic growth

August 19, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CINCINNATI – Key to driving organic growth at Quipt Home Medical is how quickly the company is able to recover on sleep, say execs.  The company posted a quarter-over-quarter organic growth rate of 2% for the third quarter of 2022.  “(Sleep) is really the one thing that is holding us a little bit back right now,” said Hardik Mehta, CFO, on a recent call to discuss the company’s earnings. “To the extent that we are able to get good loan allocation on the...

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Quipt reports ‘robust’ growth

August 16, 2022HME News Staff

CINCINNATI – Quipt Home Medical reported revenues of $36.7 million for the third quarter of 2022, an increase of 40%, year over year.  Revenue for the nine months ended June 30, 2022, increased to $99.8 million, or 36.2% compared to the nine months ended June 30, 2021. Recurring revenue as of Q3 2022 was 77% of total revenue. Adjusted EBITDA was $7.7 million.  “The robust financial and operating results in the fiscal third quarter are reflective of the continued operational...

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