WATERLOO, Iowa (June 20, 2022)—The Heartland Conference welcomed more than 1,000 guests from across the country to VGM’s hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, June 13-15. The annual conference brings members of the home medical equipment (HME) community together each year for three days of networking and educational events.
ATLANTA (June 20, 2022)—After Emerald officials decided to consolidate the Medtrade East and Medtrade West shows into one annual event, the question became; when and where?
“The suspense is over, and the contract has been signed,” said York Schwab, show director. “Medtrade will head to Dallas and take place March 28-30, 2023.”
The specific location is the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in the Convention Center District in downtown Dallas.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (June 17, 2022)—Software maker WellSky recently announced that it has hired a new chief growth officer to lead the next phase of the company’s evolution and has started a project to expand its footprint in its headquarters of Kansas City, with plans to hire an additional 1,000 employees. HomeCare chatted with WellSky CEO Bill Miller about the company’s strategy moving forward and where he sees home- and community-based care headed.
NEW CITY, N.Y. (June 16, 2022)—ProMed Staffing Resources, a New York-based staffing agency specializing in the placement of clinical and nonclinical professionals, is excited to announce the launching of a new logo. With more than 20 years of experience in the medical staffing industry, ProMed Staffing Resources has built a reputation for itself as a go-to source for quality candidates.
ANKENY, Iowa (June 16, 2022)—When people with congestive heart failure ate medically tailored meals and had easy access to other health-related tools for a period of six months, their condition improved, according to the findings of a pilot initiative jointly run by Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) in California and Mom’s Meals.
LAS VEGAS (June 15, 2022)—The ATLAS TECHNOLOGY Group, a provider of software solutions for the complex rehab and home medical equipment (HME) industries, is now providing services in Canada.
SAN DIEGO & HILDESHEIM, Germany (June 14, 2022)—ResMed today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held MEDIFOX DAN, a German provider of out-of-hospital software solutions for providers in major settings across the care continuum, from Hg, a software and services investor.
WASHINTON, D.C. (June 14, 2022)—As parents scramble to find baby formula, insurance companies and Medicaid plans need to cover breastmilk storage bags and the breast pump replacement parts to support the increased need to breastfeed and pump, the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) Breastfeeding Coalition said in a statement.
ALBANY (June 14, 2022)—New York state and national sepsis experts, advocates and leaders from nearly every sector in the health care system will converge for a statewide, all-sector collaborative summit on sepsis, June 15 at the Albany Hilton.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (June 14, 2022)—Close the Gap in Senior Care, the nonprofit arm of Caring Senior Service, announced it is collaborating with Lowe’s Livable Home, a one-stop destination started by Lowe’s Home Improvement stores to offer aging-in-place and life-change solutions, to distribute and install grab bars as part of the Grab the Bars initiative.
PORTLAND, Maine (June 10, 2022)—Home health nurse case managers with smaller caseloads typically have better quality of care and patient satisfaction ratings, according to LeadingAge’s“National Healthcare at Home Best Practices and Future Insights Study.” The association for nonprofit aging service providers released the results of the yearlong study this week.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (June 10, 2022)—Empath Health Chief Executive Officer Rafael J. Sciullo received the Legacy Award from the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Florida. The Legacy Award celebrates the commitment and efforts of leaders and advocates within the African American community throughout Florida. The mission of the organization is to bring positive change to Florida communities.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 10, 2022)—AAHomecare’s membership has re-elected three officers for the 2022-2023 year, and also has approved six board members for three-year terms.
The officers re-elected for 2022-2023 term are:
WATERLOO, Iowa (June 10, 2022)—The Durable Medical Equipment Repair and Training (DMERT) Group has announced Wayne Grau as the new chair of their executive board.
Greg Packer, president of U.S. Rehab and previous Chair of the DMERT Group, announced his resignation to be effective upon the naming of a successor.
GILBERT, Ariz. (June 9, 2022)—SYNERGY HomeCare, a national homecare franchise and an Entrepreneur 500 ranked enterprise, again led the homecare industry in territory sales growth in 2021, becoming one of the top five largest homecare franchisors in the United States.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (June 9, 2022)—HopeWest, a nonprofit hospice and health care provider, has selected Complia Health’s company’s Suncoast software platform to improve patient experience and outcomes, the two companies recently announced.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (June 9, 2022)—Caring Senior Service, a nonmedical homecare services franchise, celebrated the company’s franchise owners and corporate staff with a variety of awards and informational seminars recently at its Caring Senior Service 2022 Annual Owners’ Conference in Macao Beach, Dominican Republic.
BOSTON (June 9, 2022)—CareAcademy, a care enablement platform for homecare and home health organizations, announced a $20 million strategic investment round. The round was led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, with participation from MassMutual through the MM Catalyst Fund, Impact America Fund, Rethink Education, Unseen Capital, First Trust Capital Partners, LLC and prior investors.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 7, 2022)—On Friday, June 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), notified states that they now have an additional year—through March 31, 2025—to use funding made available through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to enhance, expand and strengthen home- and community-based services (HCBS) for people with Medicaid who need long-term services and supports.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 7, 2022)—Humana Inc. has announced the addition of 14 states to the ongoing initiative to rebrand the home health division of Kindred at Home (KAH) as CenterWell Home Health.