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We can always do better

April 21, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

While HME News obviously has a narrow focus on HME, editor Liz and I do our best to tie larger national issues to the industry when we can. Some issues, like a global pandemic that affects respiratory function, are a no-brainer. Others are trickier. Case in point: diversity, equity and inclusion. Nearly a year ago, a country struggling with the ongoing pandemic found itself horrified by the senseless deaths of Black people. The murder of George Floyd, caught on camera, sent protestors to the streets...

Diversity, Home Medical Equipment, Inclusion

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NSM expands diversity efforts


NSM expands diversity efforts

April 8, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility is activating several initiatives to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion at the company, including appointing more women and minorities in senior leadership positions, says CEO Bill Mixon. The company is also conducting sensitivity training and involving employee resource groups in ongoing plans to enhance DE&I, he says. “The most critical of our four business pillars (people, growth, operational excellence and culture) is culture,”...

Bill Mixon, Diversity, National Seating & Mobility

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Numotion embraces diversity on new level

April 2, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion has adopted three strategic pillars to improve diversity and inclusivity at the company, following an initial panel discussion shortly after the death of George Floyd last year that was “eye opening.”  Numotion’s goals: raise dialogue, increase awareness and facilitate change, says Adam Holton, chief human resources officer.  “It was really eye opening for all our employees to hear firsthand the level...

Diversity, Home Medical Equipment, Numotion

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Executive Session

Did you know that it could take two to four years to diversify your product mix? I did not know that

March 3, 2010Mike Moran

HME providers have recently peppered industry consultant Wallace Weeks with questions related to how they can best diversify their product and payer mix. "They have been looking at cash sales supposedly for years, but they seem to be more earnest about those kinds of transactions now," Weeks said. The only problem, he added, is that for some, it might be too late to reap the benefits of diversification. Here's why. Say an HME provider generates $2 million a year in sales. Because Medicare is becoming...

Diversity, Executive Session, Mr. Blue, Wallace Weeks, Wallace Weeks

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