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Joy for All hits half-million mark

November 3, 2022HME News Staff

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Ageless Innovation has delivered its 500,000th Joy for All Companion Pet. “We want to thank health care leaders, aging advocates, non-profit and governmental organizations that we have worked with over the last several years,” said the company. “We appreciate your progressive and innovative thinking with respect to addressing social determinants of health, dementia care and supporting caregivers.” Ageless Innovation's Joy for All Companion Pets...

2020, HME News, Medtrade


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NRRTS honors registrants, announces new program and partnership

November 10, 2020HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas - NRRTS presented its Distinguished Service Award to Tom Simon, ATP, CRTS, of Numotion, and its Simon Margolis Fellowship to Mike Barner, ATP, CRTS, of the University of Michigan Wheelchair Seating Service, and Weesie Walker, ATP/SMS of NRRTS, during the organization's first virtual Annual Open Meeting on Oct. 28. “I first met Simon Margolis at the Seating Symposium in Memphis,” said Walker, executive director of NRRTS. “His vision of an organization that gave...

2020, Award, Certification, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS), Numotion, Simon Margolis Fellow, Weesie Walker


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Patty Mastandrea on the balancing act

November 6, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

GREENSBURG, Pa. - Patty Mastandrea, the 2020 HME Woman of the Year, says the COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging for female leaders. Here's what Mastandrea, who as CEO of MedCare Equipment Company leads 330 employees, had to say about balancing professional and personal priorities, as well as being nimble during challenging times. HME News: What impact does being a woman have, if any, on the ability to lead in challenging times? Patty Mastandrea: Women tend to...

2020, Award, HME Woman of The Year, Patty Mastandrea, VGM


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Medtrade registration opens

October 16, 2020HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Registration is now open for the Medtrade Virtual Event on Nov. 4-5. The two-day event offers more than 20 sessions. The cost is $79 and attendees will have access to all sessions for six months. Medtrade recently announced it would cancel its in-person event. To register for the virtual event: https://www.medtradevirtual.com/  

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Medtrade West: There's still time to submit presentations

September 25, 2020HME News Staff

PHOENIX - Show officials have extended the deadline for presentations for Medtrade West to Oct. 9. “It's been a crazy year to say the least,” said Mark Lind, show director. “Our presenters need a bit of extra time and that's totally understandable. The event is seven months away, and we believe the face-to-face trade shows have more value than ever. Will things be 'back to normal' by then? Probably not, but we believe we can convene a safe, productive, and successful...

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VGM's Mike Mallaro on how to get to the other side

July 10, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - The COVID-19 pandemic has broken the mold for how the HME industry has always done business, but that can create opportunity—if providers are open to it, says VGM CEO Mike Mallaro. “The way we do business, the speed at which we do things, the way patients experience us—all these things have been disrupted in one way or another,” said Mallaro during the closing session of VGM's Heartland at Home Conference on Thursday. “Step back, look beyond current...

2020, Coronavirus, Heartland Conference, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Mike Mallaro, Pandemic, VGM Group


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GWCC earns certification

July 10, 2020HME News Staff

ATLANTA - The Georgia World Congress Center, home to Medtrade, has become the first convention center in the U.S. to earn the Global BioRisk Advisory Council's STAR Accreditation for facility preparedness. This certifies that the facility has established cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques and work practices to minimize he risk of COVID-19 and other infection diseases. This year's Medtrade show takes place Nov. 2-4 at the GWCC. Register here.  

2020, Georgia World Congress Center, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Medtrade


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Register now for Heartland at Home

May 7, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - Registration is open for VGM”s virtual Heartland at Home Conference. The event takes place June 15 through July 10 and will feature five tracks covering billing and reimbursement, business operations and leadership, respiratory, rehab and accessibility. One day each week will feature a session from the five tracks. Speical sessions include a keynote address, “HME in the Post-Pandemic Era: Analysis & Commentary,” from Mark Higley, VGM's vice president of regulatory...

2020, Heartland at Home, Heartland Conference, Home Medical Equipment (HME), VGM


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Get in the mood for retail biz

May 5, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAS VEGAS - When a customer walks into your retail store, don't ask them what insurance they have, providers said during a panel discussion on retail at Medtrade Spring in March. It kills the mood. “They aren't in the store because they have Medicare,” said Korry Johnston, president of Copper Star Home Medical Supplies in Arizona. “They have a situation (they want you to help them with).” Instead, start a dialogue by asking open-ended questions, says Rob Baumhover,...

2020, HME retail, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Medtrade


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NHIF, NHIA present awards

May 1, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Home Infusion Foundation has announced that Stacey Jensen, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, is the recipient of its 2020 Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award. The award recognizes and honors trail-blazing and emerging women leaders who have demonstrated exemplary service to patients and their peers, while promoting the mission of NHIF. Jensen is COO of Optum Infusion Pharmacy and served on the inaugural board of the NHIF�The National Home Infusion Association has announced that...

2020, Award, Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award, Home Infusion, Lynn Giglione, National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF)


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