New VGM Members-Only Portal Now Available

Published in Member Communities on February 28, 2020

You are at the core of what we do, and we want to make sure you are learning, networking, and thriving every day. That is why we updated the VGM members-only portal! This new portal, exclusive to VGM members, is enhanced to help you find all the information and resources you need to help your business succeed. The renovated portal features discussion boards where you can collaborate and learn from your peers; events and webinars to keep you educated on important topics; vendors and products that help you run your business efficiently and cost-effectively; forms and documents including profitability calculators, process templates, and policies; and education materials ranging from podcasts to playbooks packed full of the latest industry news. 

Another feature that we are excited to share is that there is only one login to access all resources specific to your membership. Whether you’re searching for respiratory profitability calculators or wound care policy guides, it’s all here! No more logging in to members-only and the Respiratory or Wound Care Resources Centers. Everything is now in the members-only portal! 

Here is how to get started and navigate this new portal: 

Go to vgm.com/portal or vgm.com and click on ‘log in’ in the top right-hand corner. Both places will take you here!

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Note: if you have never registered for members only before, you’ll need to do that first by clicking here: https://community.vgm.com/pages/Register 

When you log-in for the first time, you will be prompted to change your password. When you see this, you’re in!

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Before you start exploring, please visit the gear in the top right-hand corner and make sure your Account Profile is correct.

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Now, you can start experiencing all the new portal has to offer! Click here for specific instructions for how to access each feature.

If you have any questions, please contact your RAM or MAM


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