HME Woman of the Year Entry Deadline Fast Approaching
Aug. 14. is the last day to submit nominations for competition recognizing women who have impacted the industry
- By David Kopf
- Aug 10, 2017
The nomination period is quickly closing for The VGM Group's second annual HME Woman of the Year Award, which honors women who have demonstrated a strong commitment to quality healthcare and the HME industry
Nominations are due by Mon., Aug. 14, and can be submitted through VGM’s HME Woman of the Year web page. Nominations are open to any woman who works in the HME industry, and the nominator must complete four questions explaining how how their nominee has made an impact on the industry.
The selection committee will review the nominations, and each of the five committee members will select three semifinalists. From that pool, VGM will select three finalists to attend its awards ceremony on October 24 at the 2017 Medtrade Fall Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, where the winner will be announced.
Members of the 2017 selection committee include:
- Dr. Kirsten Davin, president and owner of Precision Seating Solutions, LLC and the winner of the inaugural 2016 HME Woman of the Year;
- Rose Schafhauser, president and owner of Association Management, LLC and executive director of MAMES and SWMESA;
- Quinton Hart, mayor of Waterloo, Iowa, where VGM is headquartered;
- Rick Rector, executive vice president of United Publications, Inc. and publisher of HME News and Home Health Technology news; and
- Joan Eliasek, president of Extended Care Sales at McKesson Medical-Surgical.
Precision Seating Solutions’ Davin used her award as a way to network with other women in the industry and share business strategies and best practices. She urged her industry peers to consider who they know who might be a deserving candidate, and nominate that person. Participants can even nominate themselves.
“I would encourage everyone to take a minute to really think about what they do, what they've done, and who they've touched,” Davin said. “By really sitting down and reviewing your career, we often find out that we have a greater impact than we think we do.”
David Kopf is the Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.