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In brief: FDA and Philips, Advent and Life Tech, Humana and Kindred at Home

March 11, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says efforts by Philips Respironics to notify patients and others of its recall of certain ventilators and CPAP and BiPAP devices and the risk of harm from the polyester-based polyurethan (PU-PUR) sound abatement foam used in those products have been “inadequate.”  The FDA on March 10 issued a notification order to Philips Respironics requiring the company to notify all device users, DME suppliers, distributors, retailers,...

Advent Home Medical, Humana, Life Tech, OPGA, Ossur, Permobil Foundation, Rhythm Healthcare


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Team Gleason, Permobil Foundation partner for ALS

March 9, 2022HME News Staff

NEW ORLEANS – Team Gleason has partnered with the Permobil Foundation for the fifth year in a row to provide seat elevators to individuals living with ALS.   The partnership includes donated seat elevators on new chair orders for 700 people living with ALS.    “Our goal is to ensure that every person has the right to mobility, and through impactful partnerships with nonprofits, such as Team Gleason, and assisting individuals who are denied by insurance, we can better...

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In brief: Emergency preparedness, RehabPulse investment, Permobil hero

October 29, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM, state and regional HME associations and other stakeholders have launched a survey to help guide an Emergency Preparedness for Home Medical Equipment Suppliers Committee that was formed earlier this year.  Information from the 10-question survey on provider experiences during disasters will be collected and sent to appropriate officials who may be able to assist with improved processes and programs. Committee members have already met with Tangita Daramola,...

Copper Star, Essentially Women, Home Medical Equipment, Oventus, Permobil Foundation, RehabPulse.com


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Permobil Foundation names Gleason ‘Hero’

October 25, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Permobil Foundation named Steve Gleason, an ALS advocate and former NFL player, as the recipient of its Hero Award at the Roll the Dice Casino Gala. “I don’t see myself as a hero,” said Gleason, who has used a Permobil F5 power wheelchair for the last eight years. “For me, Permobil and the Foundation and all the people who make it possible for me to roll through this life – they are the heroes!” The Permobil Foundation has given out...

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Permobil Foundation donates custom chair

October 12, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Permobil Foundation, in partnership with the Minnesota Twins, LiveLikeLou and Phi Delta Theta, gave a dedicated fan a team-branded, custom Permobil power wheelchair at the Twins game on Sept. 26. Shirley Custard, who was diagnosed with ALS in August 2020, received a Permobil M5 Corpus wheelchair with the team’s colors and logos. “We understand that living with ALS is a challenge by itself, but our hope is that Shirley’s one-of-a-kind chair will help...

Complex Rehab, LiveLikeLou, Minnesota Twins, Permobil Foundation


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Permobil donates wheelchair

July 6, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Permobil Foundation, in partnership with the Cincinnati Reds, LiveLikeLou and Phi Delta Theta, gave Adam Wilson his own team-branded, custom Permobil power wheelchair at a recent home game. Wilson has been one of the driving forces behind Major League Baseball’s adoption of Lou Gehrig Day as committee co-chair. “Adam has lived with ALS for years and had no idea we would be surprising him with a new M3 Corpus wheelchair with the custom Red’s colors and...

ALS, Donation, Permobil Foundation


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In brief: Medline investment, SoClean award, MAC reviews

June 11, 2021HME News Staff

NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Medline Industries has entered into an agreement to receive a majority investment from a group of private equity firms, including Blackstone, Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman, worth a reported $30-plus billion.  Medline, which generated revenues of $17.5 billion in 2020, will use the new resources from the partnership to expand its product offerings, accelerate international expansion and continue to make new infrastructure investments to strengthen its global...

Apria, Inogen, NCART, Option Care Health, Permobil Foundation, Rehab Medical, SoClean, VGM Heartland


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Permobil, Pirates surprise fan with custom wheelchair

June 10, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Permobil Foundation, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Pirates, LiveLikeLou and Phi Delta Theta, surprised a fan with a team-branded, custom power wheelchair at a home game on June 3. The reveal was part of the first-ever Lou Gehrig Day celebrations that Major League Baseball will hold each June in honor of Gehrig, who died of ALS. “We are honored to be part of the inaugural Lou Gehrig Day and to partner with MLB to raise awareness in the fight against ALS,”...

Permobil Foundation, Pittsburgh Pirates, Power Wheelchair


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Permobil Foundation donates wheelchair

March 9, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Permobil Foundation gifted a new Permobil wheelchair to Gary Miracle at a MercyMe concert on March 6 in Jacksonville, Fla. MercyMe, a Nashville-based Christian rock band, shared Miracle’s recovery story in their new video and song “Say I Won’t.” “It was a very emotional moment, a celebration of his faith and perseverance,” said Ashley Davis, executive director of the Permobil Foundation. “We hope this chair will give him the independence...

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Permobil Foundation honors Brandon Edmondson's legacy

January 16, 2020HME News Staff

LEBANON, Tenn. - The Permobil Foundation will match donations to a college fund established for the children of Brandon Edmondson, a Permobil employee who recently passed away. Edmondson, OTR, ATP, was the director of clinical sales and outcomes BR Americas. “We lost a hero and a cherished member of the Permobil family, Brandon Edmondson,” the foundation states on its website. “This is a heartbreaking loss for Brandon's family and friends, for Permobil and the CRT industry. Brandon...

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