OxyGo Marks 1 Million Lives Helped With Oxygen Devices
Oxygen device maker celebrates the milestone with events that will run during the year, and donates to a school that also provides food and healthcare to its community.
- By David Kopf
- Jul 01, 2021
Oxygen equipment manufacturer OxyGo LLC has helped more than 1 million patients and caregivers, and is celebrating that milestone with events for its providers and employees during the year.
OxyGo makes portable oxygen concentrators and transfilling devices via its subsidiary Applied Home Healthcare designed with patients and DME companies in mind.
To kick off the first of the celebratory events, the company hosted a pandemic safe, socially distanced luncheon for its team members, suppliers, and community at OxyGo locations across the country. The luncheon was simulcast and featured virtual guest speakers and testimonials celebrating the work that went into the amazing milestone.
During the luncheon, Executive Chairman and founder Dave Marquard thanked employees and spoke of the ways each helped touch a million lives.
OxyGo plans to continue its celebration throughout the remainder of 2021 while focusing on growth both within the company and the community.
“Being a family business and celebrating this milestone is incredible,” said V.E. Marquard-Schultz, Esq., the CEO of OxyGo. “Our mission has always been to keep oxygen patients going, thanks to our incredible team and providers we look forward to helping another million patients.”
As part of the celebration, OxyGo donated $25,000 to Cleveland, Ohio’s Urban Community School (UCS), a school that serves the Cleveland community through not education, as well as by offering food and onsite healthcare for its students and their families.
At the kickoff luncheon, Tom Gill, the president of UCS, spoke about the challenges faced as a diverse school that serves families living in economic distress, the decision to stay open during the pandemic and the importance of touching lives for the better.
“Our mission at OxyGo is to ‘Keep Going,’” Marquard-Schultz said. “We keep our providers going with proactive oxygen solutions, we keep our team going with educational and interesting career opportunities, and we keep our community going by giving back.
“We value education and the growth mindset that there is nothing we can’t do if we set our minds to it,” he continued. “UCS makes a huge difference in the lives of the community. During this pandemic year, they really showed us what it meant to ‘Keep Going.’”
David Kopf is the Publisher HME Business, DME Pharmacy and Mobility Management magazines. He was Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy from 2008 to 2023. Follow him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/dkopf/ and on Twitter at @postacutenews.