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Henry Schein enters supplies market with strategic acquisition of Prism Medical

January 7, 2021HME News Staff

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Henry Schein Inc., a provider of health care solutions to medical and dental offices, has acquired a majority ownership position in Prism Medical Products, a national provider of home medical supplies with a focus in advanced wound care.   Founded in 2006, the Elkin, N.C.-based Prism Medical has more than 200 employees and 10 fulfillment centers. For the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2020, it reported revenues of approximately $52 million.  “Expanding...

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Tomorrow Health launches online medical equipment store

May 7, 2020HME News Staff

NEW YORK  - Tomorrow Health has launched a home-based care platform with more than 40,000 home medical products, including respiratory, mobility, wound care, urologicals and nutritional products, and two-day delivery. “At a time when keeping patients healthy at home has become mission-critical, we aim to serve as a partner and advocate for millions of Americans in need of home-based healthcare,” said Vijay Kedar, co-founder and CEO. The company works with Medicare and more than 100...

HOme medical equipment, home medical supplies, Tomorrow Health


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Distributors see home care as winning market

February 3, 2020Guest Commentary

Medical supply distributors and manufacturers are turning their attention to the rapidly growing field of home health care. They are also realizing something that may come as no surprise to you—it's a really complicated field that's undergoing a lot of change.A group of more than 40 experts gathered in November at a Home Care Thought Leaders event in Arlington, Va., hosted by the Health Industry Distributors Association. They met to better understand the market and to strategize about how to...

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GEMCO re-launches website

January 17, 2020HME News Staff

HUDSON, Ohio - GEMCO Medical has redesigned its website to feature a streamlined design, improved functionality and an overview of its third-party logistical capabilities. As a fully licensed and VAWD-accredited fulfillment center, GEMCO Medical's healthcare compliant 3PL services continue to be an area of significant growth for the company, says Vice President and General Manager Richard Keirn. “The new design of our website better reflects not only who we are, but also the sophisticated fulfillment...

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Serial entrepreneurs: Stevens, Burns make another run at supplies

September 30, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BUFORD, Ga. - Having already built one successful business, the team behind UroStat Healthcare hopes to repeat their winning formula for a second time.Craig Stevens, UroStat's CEO, and Bert Burns, part owner, previously worked together at UroMed, which Burns founded in 1996 and sold to AssuraMed in early 2014. At the time of its sale, UroMed served 7,000 patients in 48 states.UroStat, which marked its first year in business in July, offers catheters, ostomy and incontinence supplies, and accepts...

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Medline eyes southeast distribution center

January 17, 2019HME News Staff

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Medline wants to open a 660,000-square-foot warehouse distribution center here that could ultimately employ 400 people, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. “It will be essentially a healthcare supply-chain center,” Dmitry Dukhan, vice president of real estate for Medline Industries, told the newspaper. If approved, construction is expected to start in the third quarter of 2019 and finish in mid-2021. Medline has more than 20,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio...

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Byram Healthcare pushes toward future of health care

November 9, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - From its start as Byram Surgical on the banks of Connecticut's Byram River, to its recent, multistate contract with Kaiser Permanente, Byram Healthcare has continued to evolve with the healthcare market, says CEO Perry Bernocchi.The provider, which marks its 50th anniversary this year, is a leading supplier of home medical supplies, including ostomy, wound care, urology, diabetes and incontinence supplies, and breast pumps.“There is a continual migration of the patient...

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AAHomecare issues white paper on sole source contracting

September 21, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare's Medical Supplies Council has published a white paper on the impact of sole source contracting. The paper, “How Sole Source & Narrow Network Contract Arrangements Lessen Patient Choice and Reduce Access,” details problems that arise when managed care organizations use sole source contracting, including limiting product choice, reducing personalized patient services and potentially disrupting continuity of care. The white paper is intended for use in working with...

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Amazon eyes medical supplies pilot

July 18, 2018HME News Staff

SEATTLE - Amazon is reportedly looking to create a pilot program with Xealth and at least two hospital networks that would allow doctors to recommend bundles of medical supplies and have them delivered to patients' home upon discharge, according to an article on cnbc.com. The pilot is still under review, but it is expected to start in a matter of months. It would provide patients easy access to supplies they need via Amazon Prime, although those without Prime membership will have access via other...

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Rely Medical launches rewards program

June 13, 2018HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - Rely Medical Supply has launched a new customer loyalty program. Customers are automatically enrolled when they create an account at www.relymedical.com. Customers earn one point for each dollar they spend; every 20 points earned is equal to $1 that can be used toward purchases in the store. "Online marketplaces are very competitive, and it is extremely costly to acquire new customers, that's why we want to reward our loyal customers at Rely Medical Supply,” said Devon Dougherty,...

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