WATERLOO, IA – The VGM Group introduced the HME Woman of the Year award during a special session at its annual Heartland Conference. Now officials are accepting nominations, with the winner to be named at Medtrade, scheduled for Oct 31-Nov 3 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Open to all women who work in the industry, criteria for the HME Woman of the Year award includes paving new ways of innovation and new business processes, leadership that has secured legislative wins, improving the lives of patients, and making lifelong impressions on her community.
“Women play such an important role in our industry and we want to recognize that by honoring a specific woman for the contributions she has made through leadership, patient care, best practices, advocacy or any other aspect of leadership,” says Mike Mallaro, CEO for VGM Group Inc.
The announcement was made during a special session, Women and Wine, which celebrated the women of HME and included a presentation on managing stress and the importance of developing a community of peers to share questions, thoughts and to celebrate accomplishments.
“The purpose of the award is to not only highlight existing leaders, but inspire action and mentorship to grow the HME architects of tomorrow,” Mallaro adds. “As the landscape of health care shifts, our industry requires an ‘all hands on deck mentality’ and growing pool of leaders.”
The award is officially open for nominations and the winner will be announced at the 2016 Medtrade in Atlanta. A new LinkedIn online community, Women of HME, has been created to help promote cohesion and community among women in the industry.
For more information about the HME Woman of the Year Award, including criteria and the nomination process visit: www.vgm.com/HMEWomanoftheYear.