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Hurricane Florence: AvaCare, FODAC, ACHA

October 9, 2018HME News Staff

Lakewood, N.J.-based AvaCare Medical recently donated $1 from each order placed during a five-day period in September to the Friends of Disabled Adults and Children's relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Florence. “With the onset of Hurricane Florence, we understood the need for DME and other products to be sent to emergency shelters, and we were thankful to have the opportunity to give back to our consumers by working with FODAC to promote their cause and partially fund their efforts,”...

AvaCare Medical, Hurricane Florence, Relief efforts

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FODAC collects equipment for relief efforts

October 2, 2018HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) will be collecting donated equipment at Medtrade, Oct. 15-17 in Atlanta, for those affected by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas. “Items most in need are wheelchairs (bariatric and standard), CPAPs, nebulizers, hospital beds, bath safety equipment and transfer tub benches,” Chris Brand, CEO of FODAC, told Medtrade. FODAC has received requests from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management...

Donation, Equipment, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), Hurricane Florence, Mobility

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Industry, CMS need to 'have conversation' about disaster relief

September 28, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - The havoc wrought by Hurricane Florence in September highlighted, once again, the need for policy changes in disaster situations, say HME stakeholders. “What gets lost (is the need) to get better reimbursement to take care of people in devastated areas,” said Bill Guidetti, executive vice president, East Zone, Apria Healthcare. “There are a lot of hidden costs.” Guidetti serves on an AAHomecare work group that was formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey,...

AAHomecare, Apria, Bill Guidetti, Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Harvey

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Aeroflow 'pitches in'

September 25, 2018HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Aeroflow Healthcare has donated and rented medical equipment and supplies to area shelters in Asheville, N.C., and Greenville, S.C., for Hurricane Florence evacuees. The provider has provided and personally delivered 20 rental hospital beds to facilities near Greenville; extra oxygen tubing and four nebulizers to Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville; and portable oxygen tanks and eight nebulizers to Myrtle Beach Estates Senior Living. “It's incredibly important for...

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Hurricane Florence tests HME providers and their patients

September 21, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WILMINGTON, N.C. - In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence late last week, HME providers struggled to get back to business as usual and scrambled to make contact with a large population of displaced patients.Even though the water started to recede late last week, they fear the worst isn't over.“There are rivers that still haven't crested,” said Brad Heath, vice president of operations and marketing for Dunn, N.C.-based Family Medical Supply.Carolinians are no strangers to hurricanes, but...

Family Medical Supply, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Hurricane Florence

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