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Maryland expands reuse program

Maryland expands reuse program

Maryland expands reuse program

BALTIMORE – Executives from the Maryland Department of Health, the Maryland Department of Aging and the Maryland Department of Planning recently visited the new headquarters of the Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program in Cheltenham, Md.  

The new headquarters opened earlier this year, giving the program 55,000 square feet to process tens of thousands of items each year. 

“The DME program allows thousands of Marylanders to enjoy much fuller lives by enabling them to participate in employment and social activities that they would not otherwise have the ability to enjoy,” said Rona Kramer, MDoA secretary. 

The MDoA developed the program to repair and sanitize DME, including walkers, wheelchairs and other reusable equipment, and provide it in like-new condition and at no cost to people in need. 

In addition to the new headquarters, the program has sites providing DME in 11 counties across the state. 

“Maryland is the first state in the national to develop a medical equipment reuse program of this magnitude,” said state officials in a press release. 


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