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Cure Medical taps Wells for exec position

February 3, 2017HME News Staff

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Lisa Wells has been named vice president of marketing at Cure Medical. Wells has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare marketing, digital technology, product development and community relations, most recently as president of Get Social Consulting. She is also the founder of several social communities for wheelchair users, including Wheel:Life, which she sold to Comfort Medical in April 2016. Cure Medical is a manufacturer of intermittent catheters and closed catheter...

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Comfort Medical expands awareness of 'Woody Packs'

October 4, 2016HME News Staff

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Comfort Medical, a mail-order provider of urological and ostomy supplies, and Wheel:Life, a social community for wheelchair users, have announced a new partnership with The Woody Foundation, a not-for-profit that raises funds for the recovery of those with paralysis. Together, they will work to expand awareness of a free nationwide program that provides “Woody Packs” to quadriplegics and other people with limited hand dexterity due to paralysis. The packs include...

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Reporter's notebook: Comfort Conversations creates connection

September 23, 2016Tracy Orzel

As a result of its new partnership with Comfort Medical, Wheel:Life has launched Comfort Conversations, a peer support program.The blog series, written by Comfort Medical Ambassadors for wheelchair users, tackles a variety of subjects from limited hand dexterity to the perception of beauty in society.“These conversations are written by wheelchair users who are well-placed in the community to help people explore how they feel about and address issues that they may be struggling with,”...

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In brief: Industry stays busy, Margolis passes away

July 29, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Although lawmakers are on recess, HME industry stakeholders have been holding strategy sessions on efforts to push through relief in non-bid areas.AAHomecare, VGM and the Council for Quality Respiratory Care, as well as other D.C.-based HME lobbyists met recently with Senate staffers who reaffirmed their commitment to get a delay to the July 1 reimbursement cuts when Congress returns in September, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.Staffers indicated during the meeting that making...

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Comfort Medical, Wheel:Life launch peer support program

July 26, 2016HME News Staff

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. ­- Comfort Medical and Wheel:Life have partnered to introduce Comfort Conversations, a peer support program. Comfort Medical Ambassadors will share thoughts, perspective and advice on a variety of topics including relationships, lifestyle and employment, according to a press release. “We think this engagement will only lead to better service, more opportunities to assist in the marketplace, and a stronger connection with the community we serve,” said Jeff McDaniel,...

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Provider, social community share commitment

June 21, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Comfort Medical's recent acquisition of Wheel:Life will allow the provider to further its service offerings to its customers.“We feel that it's going to fit nicely with providing further educational resources to our patient base,” said Ryan Flannery, president of Comfort Medical. “We have long differentiated ourselves by having that connection with the community, and support for our customers vs. packing a box and shipping it.”Comfort Medical is a leading...

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In brief: CQRC asks CMS to slow down, Circadiance readies rebrand

June 3, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Council for Quality Respiratory Care says the findings of a recent Office of Inspector General report further demonstrate the need to slow down the national rollout of Medicare's competitive bidding program.“Federal policymakers should carefully evaluate the risk for implementing cuts too fast and take measures to ensure access to quality patient care is prioritized and protected,” said Dan Starck, chairman of the CQRC, a coalition of home respiratory therapy providers...

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Groups promote 'Get Out & Enjoy Life' contest

June 1, 2016HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Sports 'n Spokes, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, has teamed up with Wheel:Life, a social community for wheelchair users, to promote the “Get Out & Enjoy Life This Summer” photo contest and prize giveaway. The social media pages of Sports 'n Spokes and Wheel:Life will feature daily listings of accessible vacation spots, outdoors programs and other events to encourage wheelchair users to participate in the contest, now in its sixth year....

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Wheel:Life gets in the zone

May 27, 2016HME News Staff

CHICAGO - Wheel:Life will act as a facilitator at the new “Abilities Meet Up Zone” at the Chicago Abilities Expo June 24-26. “In the tradition of a town square, the zone will be a dedicated area on the show floor where attendees can engage with their peers, experience the Expo more fully, and enjoy deeper connections as they learn from and share with exhibitors and other experts in the vibrant disability community,” Wheel:Life states in a press release. Lisa Wells, founder...

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Comfort Medical buys resource for wheelchair users

April 29, 2016HME News Staff

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Comfort Medical, a subsidiary of Liberty Medical, has acquired Wheel:Life, a digital media publication and social community for wheelchair users. Wheel:Life, which has more than 26,000 followers on social media, served more than 100,000 website visitors in 2015. “We are excited to bring the resources and support of Wheel:Life to our customers, as well as provide the opportunity to Wheel:Life to continue expanding the community it serves,” stated Ryan Flannery,...

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