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Legacy Medical Sales passes 1 million mark 

April 15, 2021HME News Staff

YORK, Pa. – Legacy Medical Sales this week said they have surpassed 1 million mask sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company offers a full line of personal protective and durable medical equipment. "When we initially visualized Legacy, we were planning to focus on durable medical equipment,” said Jason Vogelsong. “Then COVID happened, and we realized we could really help.” Legacy plans to continue offering PPE, while also expanding its distribution of DME. 

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Guardia Medical donates PPE 

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Guardia Medical donates PPE 

December 17, 2020HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – Guardia Medical, a manufacturer of PPE, is donating 100,000 face masks to charities and foodbanks, including 36,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of America. As many states go into further lockdowns, Guardia Medical is prepared with sufficient inventory to help companies get back to work when businesses reopen, it says. "The U.S. economy has taken a mighty blow over the last eight months and our goal is to help it get back on its feet,” said David Lowe, director...

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Retail providers respond to market shifts

August 21, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - When customer demand for standard DME took a nosedive during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, retail providers found themselves shifting gears to meet market demands. For Mark Nicotera, president of AZ MediQuip in Scottsdale, Ariz., that meant taking a leap of faith to source a variety of personal protective equipment, which he doesn't typically stock, from new distributors when he was unable to obtain it from well-known companies. “We had to create a new supply...

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McKesson responds to PPE shortage

March 31, 2020HME News Staff

IRVING, Texas - McKesson has put restrictions in place for personal protective equipment, including limiting orders to only current customers and monitoring how much they're ordering. “Unfortunately, customers may not be able to get enough PPE from McKesson to satisfy their needs,” the company stated in an update. “The demand for PPE continues to increase daily in the U.S., compounding the unprecedented global surge in demand for these items that started in late January. In addition...

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HME providers shift business models, face challenges

March 27, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - With respiratory equipment back-ordered, PPE in short supply, and employees practicing social distancing from each other and patients, HME providers say it's anything but business as usual as they gear up to backstop hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.Provider Irene Magee was readying last week in preparation for an expected surge of non-COVID-19 patients from area hospitals. The Green Island, N.Y.-based Northeast Home Medical Equipment is part of hospital system and serves...

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VGM encourages outreach on PPE

March 20, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - HME providers should contact their state and county health departments to ensure priority access to personal protective equipment. In a bulletin to its members, the VGM Group says providers should explain their business model and let them know they need assistance with necessary supplies to keep patients and employees safe. The Centers for Disease Control is recommending healthcare personnel adhere to Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions when caring for patients with SARS-CoV-2...

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