Member Spotlight: A Look Back at Our Amazing Members!

Published in Member Communities on November 18, 2020

This year, we had the pleasure of featuring some of our amazing VGM & Associates members who do so much for the DMEPOS industry. Below are some of our our features from 2020!

Compassion - The Key Ingredient to Success

Compassion - The Key Ingredient to SuccessWhen working in the home medical equipment (HME) industry, providing exceptional customer service is incredibly important. It is a passion that providers must have. This passion and drive is what led Liam O’Keeffe to the HME industry, and it is what led to the beginning of On The Mend Medical Supplies & Equipment in 2016. On The Mend Medical Supplies & Equipment is both a VGM and VGM Live at Home member. Read the full spotlight here.

Serve with Compassion—A VGM Member Spotlight

Serve with Compassion—A VGM Member SpotlightConnor’s Cuddles is an organization that honors Strutt’s late son, Connor, who passed away from Non-Hodgkin’s T-cell lymphoma. Since Connor’s passing, Strutt spreads smiles on behalf of Connor’s name. She has not only seen the real strength of those she serves but shines bright with courage and bravery herself. Her work, alongside her son Connor’s legacy and the fearlessness of those she serves, is the true definition of character and is a source of inspiration for our personal abilities to serve others within the HME profession. Read the full spotlight here.

Meet Our Members: Don Whitney, COO and CCO of Inland Medical and Rehab

Meet Our Members: Don Whitney, COO and CCO of Inland Medical and RehabMeet Don Whitney, COO and CCO of Inland Medical and Rehab! Don has been a VGM member since 2012. We asked Don some questions about his role at Inland Medical and Rehab, his background, how they take care of their customers, and what it means to him to serve in this industry. Read the full spotlight here.

DMEPOS Warriors: Halo Wound Solutions

DMEPOS Warriors: Halo Wound SolutionsMeet Tracy Lucas, co-owner of Halo Wound Solutions! Tracy has been a VGM member since 2016. Tracy and his business partner, Luke Esslinger, built their wound care business from the ground up, and they are now distributing wound care products nearly nationwide.  

We asked Tracy about how he got started in the HME industry and how that led to the growth of their business and ability to take care of their customers in the wound care space. Read the full spotlight here.

DMEPOS Warriors: Sue Currence, BSN, RN, WOCN for Austin Pharmacy & Medical Supplies

DMEPOS Warriors: Sue Currence, BSN, RN, WOCN for Austin Pharmacy & Medical SuppliesMeet Sue Currence, BSN, RN, WOCN for Austin Pharmacy & Medical Supplies, a VGM member since 2016! As a wound, ostomy, and continence nurse (WOCN), Sue has a vast knowledge of the wound care industry. We asked Sue about her experience with wound care and its importance as a specialty in the home medical equipment industry. Read the full spotlight here.

DMEPOS Warriors: Steve Huntington, Director of Finance for HME Home Medical

DMEPOS Warriors: Steve Huntington, Director of Finance for HME Home MedicalMeet Steve Huntington, Director of Finance for HME Home Medical, a VGM member since 1986! An employee of HME Home Medical for five years, Steve has found that the power of networking opportunities provided by VGM and his state association, MAMES, have helped him and HME Home Medical thrive. We asked Steve more questions about his experience with the industry. Read the full spotlight here.

DMEPOS Warriors: Brooke Strachan, Owner of The Boob Shop

DMEPOS Warriors: Brooke Strachan, Owner of The Boob ShopWhen hard times come, it’s not always easy to think on the bright side. For Brooke Strachan, finding the positives in any situation is her philosophy, and this state of mind is what led to her owning her own business. Read the full spotlight here.

Derecho Storm Impacts Midwest Providers

Derecho Storm Impacts Midwest ProvidersDevastating storms hit Iowa and Illinois and caused widespread destruction, power outages, loss of internet and phone services, gas shortages and more. But those challenges were just the beginning of what was to be figured out and fixes for many VGM & Associates members who were impacted by the Derecho 2020. A recurring theme between our members is an all-hands-on-deck mentality to take care of their patients and others. Read the full spotlight here.

DMEPOS Warriors: Michael Tracey with Aspirus At Home Medical Equipment

DMEPOS Warriors: Michael Tracey with Aspirus At Home Medical EquipmentVGM & Associates always enjoys highlighting our members who are a shining example of excellence in DME. The current business environment can be difficult to navigate and generating revenue can sometimes be a challenge. However, Michael Tracey shares with us how he helped lead Aspirus At Home Medical Equipment to success and provides tips for how Aspirus generates revenue. Read the full spotlight here.

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