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Archive for February, 2014

Handi Medical Supply opened a branch in Mankato, MN at the Madison East Mall on February 3, 2014.

The branch manager, Jamie Schallock, began his journey in the healthcare field as a supervisor or environmental services in LaCrosse, WI and Winona, MN in 2002. In 2005 he accepted a position as an operations manager of environmental services and relocated to Mankato in which he was able to direct and manage the support services in hospitals and clinics. He then accepted a challenging opportunity in Indianapolis, IN as a general manager of support services where he oversaw maintenance, security, nutrition, environmental services, bio medical equipment and purchasing. After his contract ended, Schallock moved back to Mankato as a general manager and began many new initiatives to raise patient and staff satisfaction.

Customer Service Representative Nicole Martin started her career in healthcare as a nurse and spent eight years working at Brainerd Regional Human Services Center in Mankato, MN. She then worked in the durable medical supply business at Dahl Home Medical Supply for four years in Minneapolis, MN where her nursing background was beneficial to assisting and educating customers with the needs they have in the home environment.

Handi Medical Supply’s mission is to enrich lives we are excited to have both Jamie and Nicole as part of our team. Please stop by and see them for all of your medical equipment and supply needs. For information on our products, please visit our website at www.handimedical.com

The storm is moving through the Southeast and up the Atlantic coast and leaving behind ice, freezing rain, accumulating snow, and dangerous road conditions. Several of our suppliers are closed. Many of them closed yesterday and remained closed today. Hopefully our floor levels will see us through delivery issues.

We will do our best in purchasing to use other distributors where we have to in order to keep our inventory up. Just keep this in mind if you receive calls from customers who are wondering about orders or back orders.

American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Applauds CVS

Thursday, February 6, 2014 @ 02:02 PM  posted by jbuytaert

February 6, 2014

AARC reached out to the leadership of CVS Pharmacy to thank them for their bold business decision in removing tobacco products from their stores.

CVS announced today that it will be phasing out all cigarettes and other tobacco products from their stores by Oct. 1, 2014. “The sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose—helping people on their path to better health,” said the company on their website. They are the first national pharmacy chain to end the sale of tobacco.

AARC President George Gaebler immediately wrote a letter of congratulations and support to the CEO and president of CVS. “Our members, respiratory therapists who treat people with lung problems, see this as a major step forward in your commitment to the health and wellness of all.”

It’s a bold move, said Gaebler. “It is not going unnoticed in this year of the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s report and it gets a standing ovation from our organization and the 150,000 respiratory therapists in this country.”

Thursday, February 6, 2014 @ 10:02 AM  posted by jbuytaert