Moving the HME Industry Forward


VGM Joins AAHomecare’s Corporate Partner Program

March 30, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – VGM Group Inc (VGM) has joined the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) as a Bronze Level Corporate Partner, to help strengthen access to care for the millions of Americans who require health care in their homes.

“VGM is a long-standing champion of the industry,” said Robert Steedley (pictured), president and CEO of Barnes Healthcare Services and chairman of the AAHomecare Board of Directors. “By elevating their commitment to AAHomecare, VGM is sending a clear signal that they are invested in the health of the industry and the health of patients. AAHomecare is proud to partner with VGM to secure and strengthen the industry that we both care deeply about.”

“VGM [Booth #316 at Medtrade Spring] is excited to be a Corporate Sponsor and we look forward to working more closely with AAHomecare, especially on the legislative front. In these challenging times, it is more important than ever that the interests of the entire industry are protected.” stated Van G. Miller, founder and CEO of The VGM Group Inc.

Clint Geffert, president, VGM & Associates, enthused, “Working with AAHomecare to get more bills passed that will benefit patients and providers is a main priority for us. I’m excited about this relationship.”

“The HME community’s interests are best served when all stakeholders are working around a unified strategy,” said Tom Ryan (pictured), president and CEO of AAHomecare. “The VGM grassroots network is an invaluable tool in engaging providers and patients in our shared mission of improving home health care access and outcomes for patients. By working together, we can align our agendas and collaboratively leverage our networks to move the industry forward,” said Ryan.

AAHomecare corporate partners are an elite group of companies that have formed strategic agreements with AAHomecare that go beyond traditional membership to bring together diverse resources on behalf of the HME industry.  

The AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program has grown to 13 companies. AAHomecare corporate partners are:
• Apria Healthcare;
• Brightree;
• Byram Healthcare;
• Drive Medical;
• Inogen;
• Invacare;
• Medtrade;
• Philips Respironics;
• Pride Mobility;
• ResMed;
• Shield Healthcare;
• Sunovion Pharmaceuticals;
• and VGM.

Still Time for the Stand Up for Homecare Reception
WASHINGTON, DC – The Stand Up for Homecare Reception, scheduled for March 31, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., South Pacific Room F at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, raises funds for consumer advocacy groups and AAHomecare-sponsored consumer initiatives such as Save My Medical Supplies. The purpose of this reception is to come together for an evening of networking and raising funds.

When you attend or donate to Stand Up for Homecare, you are endorsing AAHomecare efforts to promote a positive image of the HME industry, raise public awareness of home care’s many benefits, and support consumer advocacy groups like the American Association of People with Disabilities, the United Spinal Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the National Council on Independent Living. It’s time for us all to stand together and support our industry, and have fun doing it. 

Click here to register for Stand Up for Homecare or purchase tickets at the Medtrade Spring registration desk in the Bayside B section of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.