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Persistence of providers pays off for patients

October 14, 2016Tracy Orzel

YARMOUTH, Maine - HME providers in the Southeast were prepared as ever when Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Oct. 8, but that doesn't mean they didn't face tremendous challenges.Due to rising floodwaters, 10 of Family Medical Supply's 18 locations in North Carolina were inaccessible for days.“We called for extra tanks, we filled oxygen, but you can never prepare for this type of hurricane,” said Billy Tart, who co-owns Family Medical Supply in Dunn, N.C., with his brother Joey Tart.Five...

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Apria works 'day and night' in wake of Hurricane Matthew

October 13, 2016HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Since Hurricane Matthew made landfall, local teams at Apria Healthcare have worked day and night to deliver ventilators and respiratory equipment to hundreds of patients in Charleston, Savannah, Myrtle Beach and Florence in South Carolina, as well as Fayetteville, Wilmington and Greenville in North Carolina. “It has been truly inspiring to see our teams and community in action during this difficult and tragic time,” said Chad Rickman, market vice president in North...

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