Tons of good news


Every few months, I like to take a few minutes and snoop at some HME providers' Facebook pages to see if there's anything going on that HME News should get in touch about. The Friday afternoon before HME News HQ's Christmas break seemed like the perfect time—and I'm glad I did! It seems lots of you guys are in the holiday and giving spirit.

Here is a roundup of all the good news I spotted:

1st America Home Medical Equipment & Infusion Services of Valdosta, Ga., donated $1 to The Partnership Cancer Fund for every “like” they received on Facebook by the end of the day Sunday 12/15/2013. $1,000 min - $5,000 max. 

J & L Pharmacy & Home Medical Equipment of Georgetown, Ky. brought in Santa for kids to meet Dec. 17.

For years, the Harrisburg, Ill., location of Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, Home Medical Equipment, and Oxygen has had a $20 gift exchange between employees to celebrate the holidays. For the third year in a row, the employees decided as a group to put that $20 towards helping children that are less fortunate. They decided that all money raised would go to the "Snowflake Fund," a charity by the Harrisburg Elks Lodge #1058 who provide Christmas gifts to the less fortunate children in the area. All the employees raised $520, which the provider then matched for a grand total of $1,040.

Binson's Home Health Care Centers of Centerline, Mich., are collecting items for the Desert Angels Foundation through Jan. 2 at all of its locations…The Binson brothers also cooked up a breakfast feast Dec. 19 for more than 200 of the provider's employees.

Columbus Home Medical of Columbus, Ga., had a “fabulous” Holiday Open House Dec. 12. “We thank all of our referrals and the opportunity to serve your patients,” the provider wrote. 

All-Ways Accessible  of Concord, N.H., drafted their vice president of public relations, Waldo the Bear, into collecting Toys for Tots. 

Buckeye Home Medical and Quality Home Health in Huntsville, Tenn., joined forces this year to raise money for Alzheimer's Tennessee. Its team, "Memory Warriors," was recognized for raising the most money in Scott County. 

Family Home Health Care Supplies & Equipment of Herrin, Ill., posted photos and news about its 22nd annual Family Home Health Care Toy Drive (22 years!)

Englewood, Colo.-based Accessible Systems recruited a “safety elf” to showcase its accessibility products. (The photos they posted are great.)

Feel free to comment below if you have good news to share. Happy Holidays!