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Invacare supports wheelchair games

July 2, 2019HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare is a “National Host Sponsor” for the annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games, July 11-16 in Louisville, Ky. The company has supported NVWG since the event's inception 39 years ago. “For 39 years, Invacare has dedicated its time and energy to ensure that veterans are ready to compete in an empowering week of wheelchair sports,” said Matthew Monaghan, chairman, president and CEO. “The Veterans Affairs care providers know the power of sport and...

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Invacare backs National Veterans Wheelchair Games

July 10, 2018HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare has signed on as a National Host Sponsor of the 38th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games. This year's games will take place July 30-Aug. 4 in Orlando, Fla., and will feature a variety of sporting events, including basketball, hand cycling, track and table tennis. Invacare associates will be on site throughout the week offering wheelchair repair and tune ups to address anything that may have been bumped out of place during travel, warm up or competition. The company will...

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Military exchange ramps up DME offerings

June 22, 2018HME News Staff

DALLAS - The Army & Air Force Exchange has increased its online assortment of DME at ShopMyExchange.com to meet growing demand. It already offers more than 200 items online, including a wide selection of braces and safety and mobility aids. It plans to increase the number of items online by 25% by the end of 2018, and more than triple that number in 2019. “The durable medical equipment shops are part of the Exchange's commitment to keeping military communities healthy,” said Air...

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Apria Healthcare salutes veterans

June 1, 2018HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare has launched Apria Salutes, a program that offers active duty military, veterans and other eligible family members an ongoing 25% discount and free shipping on qualifying purchases made on ApriaDirect.com, the company's retail HME and supplies website. “We are proud to do our part to help the men and women who are actively serving or who have served our country by providing a convenient way to shop for over 7,000 health-related retail items, ranging from...

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O&P group names Freedom Award winners

October 25, 2017HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America has honored 41 O&P providers with its annual Freedom Award for “exceptional standards of care” for military personnel. “The award provides visible recognition to the honorees that they can proudly display in their patient care facilities,” said Todd Eagen, president of OPGA, a member service organization of independently owned O&P facilities. “It helps highlight their continued dedication to the distinguished...

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Invacare backs vets at Wheelchair Games

July 19, 2017HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare is a national sponsor of this week's 37th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games. The games, which run from July 17-22 in Cincinnati, feature a multitude of sporting events, including basketball, handcycling, track and table tennis. “The pure talent, tenacity and devotion to the sport demonstrated by these veteran athletes makes us honored to continue to show our support,” said Dean Childers, senior vice president and general manager of Invacare North America....

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Apria honors vets with ribbon campaign

November 10, 2016HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare is encouraging its employees to participate in November's “Yellow Ribbon Campaign” by placing a yellow ribbon, a symbol of remembrance and awareness, outside their cubicle, homes and facilities to show their support for service members. Apria has a long history of helping veterans transition back into the workforce through company-wide and nationwide initiatives. In 2016, the provider initiated a Facebook “friending” campaign and created...

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Apria hires heroes

July 2, 2015HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare has renewed its commitment to “Hiring our Heroes” by partnering with Direct Employers Group to launch a Military Occupation Code translator on its career page. The translator will allow transitioning service members to match their military skills and experience with available positions within the company. “At Apria Healthcare, we want to honor our veterans each and every day,” stated John Figueroa, chairman of Apria's board of directors...

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What a trip: Providers help veterans fly

December 20, 2013Leah Hoenen

WHEATFIELD, N.Y. - When New York State Sen. George Maziarz first contacted Robert Minicucci about helping with a WNY Heroes trip sending WWII vets to Washington, D.C., the provider thought of his dad, and jumped at the chance.PFC Nicholas Minicucci, a first generation Italian-American, served with the 66th Black Panther Infantry Division in the European Theater of WWII, finishing his career as an acting sergeant.Health System Services (HSS) in October donated wheelchairs, transport chairs and canes...

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More veterans want help with sleep apnea, insomnia

September 5, 2013HME News Staff

FORT HOOD, Texas - An increasing number of veterans are seeking treatment at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center for sleep apnea and insomnia. The hospital opened a sleep lab in 2012 and has already tested 600 patients, Lt. Col. Karin Nicholson, sleep services chief, told the Fort Hood Herald. Obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia are the most common disorders, she said. The increased number of cases is likely due to awareness, according to the article. Last year, 24,800 veterans began receiving...

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