WATERLOO, Iowa (November 15, 2021)—The finalists for the 2021 HME Woman of the Year have been selected. The winner will be announced during a special virtual ceremony on Dec. 16, 2021.
This year’s sixth annual HME Woman of the Year finalists are Trisha Bailey, CEO at Medical Hotspots Inc./Bailey’s Medical; Neidi Mack, vice president for ancillary services at Prism Health Care Services/The Alden Network; Katie Stevens, CEO at Reliable Medical Supply; and Victoria Peterson, administrator at RespMed.
“These HME Woman of the Year finalists are leaders in their companies and communities,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “They are relentless advocates whose dedication, innovation, and selfless service make a difference every single day—for their patients and the industry as a whole. We are honored to work with them and to recognize them for everything they do.”
Finalists were selected from an honorary selection committee, including 2020 HME Woman of the Year Patty Mastandrea, CEO of MedCare Equipment Co.; Liz Beaulieu, editor at HME News; Andrew Miller, regional vice president of AdaptHealth; Jeff Bowman, vice president of HME sales at McKesson; and Jack Hogan, president and CEO of Health Complex Medical.
There were 64 nominations for 38 nominees from 19 states across the U.S. The nominees included a broad spectrum of providers, manufacturers and other professionals in the HME, rehab, respiratory and mastectomy industries. The committee chose the finalists using criteria that included implementing new business processes, advocating on behalf of the industry, improving the lives of patients and impacting their community through volunteerism.
Mike Mallaro, CEO of VGM Group, Inc. (VGM & Associates’ parent company), personally notified each of the finalists.
The HME Woman of the Year winner will be announced during a special virtual ceremony Dec. 16, 2021. For more information about the finalists, visit www.vgm.com/womanoftheyear.