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LifeH2H: 'People serving people'

September 19, 2017John Andrews

COLUMBIA, S.C. - At its heart, home medical equipment is a person-centered business and the best companies, like Columbia, SC-based LifeH2H, never forget it.“Our creed is 'People Serving People,' which is a responsibility we feel across our entire platform—fellow employees, patients, referral sources, payers and our community,” said Dewey Roof, president and CEO. “This creed is embodied in everything we do and we are confident the people we interact with are aware of our intentional...

HME Excellence Awards, lifehme

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Aeroflow Healthcare named top HME provider

September 15, 2017HME News Staff

CLEVELAND - Asheville, N.C.-based Aeroflow Healthcare was named the first-place winner of the HME Excellence Awards at a networking reception last night during the HME News Business Summit in Cleveland.Columbia, S.C.-based LifeHME took home second place, and Miami-based PediStat took home third place.“Winning this award is a tremendous accomplishment on a number of levels,” said Rick Rector, publisher of HME News, which sponsors the awards. “It showcases a provider's loyalty...

HME Excellence Awards, lifehme, PediStat

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Providers in SC weather record rain

October 9, 2015Tracy Orzel

COLUMBIA and CHARLESTON, S.C. - The sun is finally shining after Hurricane Joaquin dumped more than two feet of rain over some areas of South Carolina, but providers and their patients aren't out of the woods yet.“My fear is that over the next several days we're going to hear some stories (about patients who need help) that we just don't know about yet,” said Dewey Roof, president of LifeHME in Columbia, S.C. “There are still a lot of unknowns.”Power outages, curfews, flooding...

Dan Gooch, Dewey Roof, Hurricane Joaquin, Jamie Smith, lifehme, Pal-Med

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LifeHME spreads tentacles beyond traditional payers

September 26, 2014John Andrews

COLUMBIA, S.C. - In November 2013, provider Dewey Roof nobly set out to find “a new image that casts us as more than a provider of commodities.”Finding and securing new relationships has been one of the most formidable challenges for the still fledgling enterprise, called LifeHME. But after nearly a year of searching for partners, Roof says key pieces are falling into place.“One of the main questions we've asked over that time is, 'Who is the payer?'” he said. “For the...

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The voices of change

September 26, 2014HME News Staff

HME resistance“What has always baffled me is why HME is so resistant to change. What industry hasn't changed in the past 20 years? For us to sit by and not expect change is just ignorance. Instead of saying, 'The sky is falling,' the truth is that the entire healthcare continuum needs a leaner model, and if we're part of the old system we will fall away. We should focus on being part of the solution rather than part of the problem.”—Dewey Roof, president, LifeHMEFinding opportunity“HME...

Geneva Woods, Health Call, lifehme, Upstate HomeCare

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Long's gets new lease on Life

November 22, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

COLUMBIA, S.C. - After nearly 20 years as a combo HME and pharmacy provider, Long's has reinvented itself and its approach to patient care.Earlier this year, Dewey Roof and his business partner separated the HME and pharmacy divisions. Roof took over HME and renamed the company LifeHME; his partner took over the pharmacy and retained the Long's name.“We wanted a new image that cast us as more than a provider of commodities,” said Roof, president and owner. “We want to be recognized...

Home Medical Equipment (HME), lifehme, Patient management

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Long Term Care becomes LifeH2H

October 15, 2013HME News Staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Long Term Care, doing business as Long's HME, has a new owner, a new name and new services. Dewey Roof, a partner in Long Term Care, has taken over the HME business and created a parent company called LifeH2H (Hospital to Home) to oversee LifeHME and the newly formed LifeTouch, a patient discharge management company. The changes will roll out over the next few months and be complete by the end of the year. “There is a tremendous need for patient management once outside the...

Dewey Roof, Kenneth Long, lifeh2h, lifehme, Lifetouch, Long term care

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