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Katie Stevens named top female leader

Katie Stevens named top female leader

Katie StevensWATERLOO, Iowa – Katie Stevens, CEO of Reliable Medical Supply, was named the 2021 HME Woman of the Year during a virtual presentation hosted today by VGM. 

“There is no better recognition,” said Stevens, who became CEO of the Minneapolis-based company in 2020 following a long career with a national complex rehab provider. 

HME News featured Stevens and Reliable Medical Supply in this story in September. 

This year’s award drew 64 nominations for 38 nominees from 19 states. 

In addition to Stevens, this year’s finalists were: 

  • Trisha Bailey, CEO, Medical Hotspots Inc./Bailey’s Medical  
  • Neidi Mack, Vice President for Ancillary Services, Prism Health Care Services/The Alden Network  
  • Victoria Peterson, Administrator, RespMed  

Finalists were selected by an honorary selection committee that included 2020 HME Woman of the Year Patty Mastandrea, CEO of MedCare Equipment Co.; Liz Beaulieu, editor at HME News; Andrew Miller, regional vice president of AdaptHealth; Jeff Bowman, vice president of HME sales at McKesson; and Jack Hogan, president and CEO of Health Complex Medical. 

The committee chose the finalists using criteria that included implementing new business processes, advocating on behalf of the industry, improving the lives of patients, and impacting their community through volunteerism.   

A recording of the presentation will be available here:  


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