Invacare CEO Honored by Paralyzed Veterans

Mal Mixon honored with Corporate Leadership Award from the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Invacare CEO Mal Mixon was honored with the Corporate Leadership Award from the Paralyzed Veterans of America.The award was presented to Mixon by General James Jones at the Paralyzed Veterans’ Sept. 16 Americana Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

The annual fundraising event both honors leaders who work to help the nation’s paralyzed veterans and their families and highlights the role that Paralyzed Veterans’ programs have in improving the quality of life for veterans with disabilities. The association works to ensure veterans benefits and healthcare are fully funded; barrier free environments for everyone; that wheelchair sports are mainstream; and that the scientific community is amply funded to strive for new treatments and cures.

In addition to Mixon, there were four other honorees at the event:

  • Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gordon H. Mansfield was awarded the  Outstanding Service to Veterans Award.
  • The American Institute of Architecture Students was awarded the Access Through Architecture Award.
  • U.S. Paralympics was honored with the Sports and Recreation Award.
  • Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) won the Congressional Award.

Comments

Sat, Oct 10, 2009

The one thing DME and HME articles never cosider is the limited market for these needs. For example you can not cosider the power mobility market like people with adrivers license wanting to decide do they want a Ford or a Chevy. The DME/HME Market has a very limited base and with the new rules that market has become even smaller. DME/HME should probably be revamped to a similar system as Hemodialysis. That is entities are allowed in the market based on patient need. Entities should have a license to operate in a geographic area and that license become the major asset to the HME/DME Dealer.

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