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In brief: Aeroflow boosts advocacy, Joerns adds Winncare, Great Plains Rehab sells

June 23, 2023HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare has created a government relations program and hired Mindi Walker, an experienced lobbyist, to lead it.  The move will allow Aeroflow, a large supplier of products and services in the maternity, incontinence, sleep and diabetes markets, to help ensure equitable access to care at both the state and federal level.  “Aeroflow Healthcare has completed numerous advocacy initiatives to improve patient outcomes over the years, with the most...

Aeroflow, Great Plains Rehab, InfuSystem, Joerns, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS), Quality Biomedical, Quipt, Winncare

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Quality Biomedical partners with Flight Medical

June 21, 2023HME News Staff

BOULDER, Colo., and WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Quality Biomedical, a biomedical equipment management service provider to the post-acute and HME markets, and Flight Medical, a provider of single and dual patient circuit limb ventilators, have announced an exclusive national service and parts distribution agreement. “As our U.S. market share has grown, we want to consolidate all warranty and out-of-warranty product support and centralize parts distribution,” said Shauna Winston, director...

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CAIRE taps Quality Biomedical for repair network

June 14, 2023HME News Staff

BALL GROUND, Ga.– CAIRE has added Quality Biomedical to its Authorized Service Center, a nationwide provider of fleet management services, and specialists in respiratory equipment maintenance and repair. Through this new agreement, the Boulder, Colo.-based company will support CAIRE customers with in-warranty and out-of-warranty repairs, which are critical to support the needs of HME providers and other major healthcare institutions, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, long-term...

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Quality Biomedical names president 

May 25, 2023HME News Staff

BOULDER, Colo. - Quality Biomedical has named Will Ross president and COO. He has served as COO since 2021 and before that led the company's marketing efforts. “Will’s leadership brings focus and clarity to our growth goals, as we continue to provide the best service and technology to our customers,” said PK Bala, CEO. As COO, Ross has been responsible for guiding the company’s operations and overseeing the creation of new service solutions. He says technology like Quality...

Biomedical Services, Quality Biomedical, Will Ross

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Respiratory market emerges from ‘whiplash’

January 31, 2023John Andrews

 The respiratory market has undergone a series of shifts over the past two-and-a-half years, due to the pandemic and other issues, like supply chain disruptions. But now it appears that external forces have waned, creating a more stable environment for providers, respiratory manufacturers say.  Jim Worrell, chief commercial officer for Pinellas Park, Fla.-based Quality Biomedical, called the past couple of years “a roller coaster ride” as the industry continues to emerge...

CAIRE, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Home Oxygen, Home respiratory therapy, Joe Lewarski, Quality Biomedical

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Popularity of EVs squeezes access to compound used in concentrators 

January 25, 2023HME News Staff

BOULDER, Colo. – As the demand for electric vehicles has grown, the price of lithium, which, when combined with zeolite, allows oxygen concentrators to generate oxygen at purity levels of 90% or higher, is experiencing significant increases, according to a bulletin from Quality Biomedical.  Lithium is a key component of the batteries used in EVs and certain sieve beds of oxygen concentrators.  “As the demand for EVs has increased, the price of lithium is experiencing significant...

Oxygen Concentrators, Quality Biomedical

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Quality Biomedical launches new technology 

November 29, 2022HME News Staff

BOULDER, Colo. – Quality Biomedical has launched QTags, a QR code label that’s integrated with the company’s management platform QConnect, to help its provider customers better track equipment. “Customers often commented about the time required to generate RMAs, and their ability to accurately track the equipment they sent for service and received back after service” said Jim Worrell, chief commercial officer of Quality Biomedical. “We listened to those concerns...

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In brief: Invacare layoffs, Philips recall, ResMed exec

May 6, 2022HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare is streamlining its operations in the United States, primarily related to headcount reductions, to improve its cost structure, according to a May 4 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  As a result, the company anticipates annual pre-tax savings of about $2.8 million, with about $1.9 million to be realized in 2022. It will incur restructuring charges of $800,000 and expects to make cash payments in the same amount, primarily related to...

CAIRE, Insulet, Invacare, Motion, Philips Recall, Quality Biomedical, ResMed, Rhythm Healthcare

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Quality Biomedical taps former Apria exec as advisor

May 4, 2022HME News Staff

BOULDER, Colo. – Quality Biomedical has appointed Jack Baikie to its advisory board. Baikie is a supply chain expert who retired from his post as chief procurement officer at Apria this year. “I am very honored to be asked to serve on Quality Biomedical’s Advisory Board,” said Baikie. “As a senior executive in the home health care industry, I observed the significant differentiation in service and supply chain solutions that Quality Biomedical has developed and deployed,...

Home Medical Equipment (HME), Jack Baikie, Quality Biomedical

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In brief: Philips update, Essity expansion, Kubat recognition

December 30, 2021HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM – Philips Respironics has determined that exposure to the level of VOCs identified to date for the first-generation DreamStation devices is not typically anticipated to result in long-term health consequences for patients.  The announcement comes after an assessment by an outside medical panel and Philips and is intended to give healthcare providers the most recent data. Overall guidance for physicians and patients in the recall notification remains unchanged.  At...

Essity, Kubat HealthCare, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), Philips Recall, Quality Biomedical

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