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‘Flat-out miserable’: Pacific Northwest providers work through heatwave

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‘Flat-out miserable’: Pacific Northwest providers work through heatwave

July 2, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SPOKANE, Wash. – With scattered power outages and ACs operating at maximum capacity, HME providers in the Pacific Northwest were working overtime to make sure staff, particularly delivery techs, stayed cool and hydrated, and patients were taken care of.  “We’re making sure people are staying hydrated,” said Brandon Whitney, an ATP and customer service team lead for Inland Medical and Rehab in Spokane, Wash. “The delivery...

Brandon Whitney, Erik Mickelson, heat wave, Home Medical Equipment, Joel Gallion


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Kittitas Medical ‘leans’ into growth

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Kittitas Medical ‘leans’ into growth

February 5, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ELLENSBURG, Wash. – Kittitas Medical Supply has moved into a larger space, reflecting the provider’s growing success since opening in 2016.  The new store, located on the well-traveled main street of this college town, features a 1,500 square-foot showroom, in addition to office space and fitting rooms, says Erik Mickelson, CEO of sister company Howard’s Medical, which has locations in Yakima and Sunnyside, and Howard’s Drug & Medical...

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Erik Mickelson walks the talk

February 25, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YAKIMA, Wash. - Erik Mickelson, ATP, has hung up a shingle as a consultant, saying there's a vacuum of consultants in the HME industry who are also business owners. Here's what Mickelson, CEO of Howard's Medical Supply, which does more than one-quarter of its business in complex rehab, had to say about how he's helping to lift up independent providers like himself.HME News: How have you set up your consulting business?Erik Mickelson: We have a three-tiered approach. The base level is our mastermind...

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On the Editor's Desk

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February 12, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I was recently a guest on Erik Mickelson's podcast “DME Coach.” Erik asked me, “You're a reporter; what makes your life easier, from the reporter side of things; what are you looking for from us providers?” I joked, “That the providers we call pick up the phone and talk to us?” But it's true. The HME industry is not so much an industry of press releases and press conferences, and so covering the industry, from our small office in Yarmouth, Maine, entails a lot...

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