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Numotion acquires Monroe Wheelchair

February 21, 2020HME News Staff

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Numotion has acquired Syracuse, N.Y.-based Monroe Wheelchair. Monroe has served as provider of complex rehab technology services for more than 75 years. It also offers augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices and software. “We are thrilled to announce that Monroe Wheelchair has been acquired by Numotion,” said Doug Westerdahl, CEO of Monroe. “Their customer-centric focus and employee-supportive organization align with our values and business...

Complex Rehab, Doug Westerdahl, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Numotion

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July 25, 2019Ronda Buhrmester

In today's world, navigating the insurance industry can be difficult. It can be especially hard for those with complex disabilities. This group of people depends on complex rehab technology (CRT) to live an independent life. CRT is used by people with complex medical needs and includes equipment like individually configured wheelchairs, custom seating systems, adaptive bathing equipment and gait trainers. Currently, Medicaid does not have concrete guidelines to protect CRT in New York State....

Complex Rehab, Doug Westerdahl

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Q&A: Doug Westerdahl focuses on whole industry

August 19, 2016Tracy Orzel

Doug Westerdahl, president and CEO of Rochester, N.Y.-based Monroe Wheelchair, is adding another job title to his already extensive resume: President of NCART. HME News recently spoke to Westerdahl about what makes a good leader and what he plans to accomplish as president. HME News: What have you learned from past-president Gary Gilberti? Doug Westerdahl: I have extreme admiration for Gary and the way he handled his presidency. As executive vice president of Numotion's east division, he...

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Labor Tracker tackles wheelchair repairs

April 10, 2015Tracy Orzel

LABADIE, Mo. - Provider Doug Westerdahl and consultant Dick Fuller have partnered to create a new company: HME Labor Tracker.The seed for the company was planted four years ago when Westerdahl, president of Rochester, N.Y.-based Monroe Wheelchair, moved Fuller's labor guides online and used them to eventually double his company's billings for repairs.“Dick knew of our success with the tables and he knew to take his tables to the next level, he needed to digitize,” he said.The company...

Dick Fuller, Doug Westerdahl, HME Labor Tracker

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Speech therapy a 'good fit'

November 22, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A new line of speech therapy devices has more than made up for losing out on Round 2 contracts, says provider Doug Westerdahl.  “We've moved on and never looked back,” said Westerdahl, president of Rochester, N.Y.-based Monroe Wheelchair. The augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices help people, such as those with ALS or autistic children, to communicate, says Jonathan Walters. “Communication is one of the foundations for people...

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Mobility providers ramp up complex rehab businesses

November 15, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

YARMOUTH, Maine - A number of mobility providers that were not offered contracts for standard power have bolstered their existing complex rehab businesses as a way to stay afloat in the wake of Round 2. The transition means making big changes, they say. “We're down 12 employees since April or May—we're a different company now, and we may have to make more changes,” said Mark Armstrong, president of Glen Allen, Va.-based Trustcare Home Medical Equipment, who declined...

Complex Rehab, Doug Westerdahl, Mark Armstrong, Mobility, Patrick Mahncke, Provider

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