2022 HME Woman of the Year Taking Nominations

Nominations for the 2022 HME Woman of the Year Award are being accepted through Oct. 28

VGM & Associates is now accepting nominations for the 2022 HME Woman of the Year Award through Oct. 28. The seventh annual edition of the awards program recognizes one woman who has contributed to her company, community, and the HME industry throughout her career. 

HME Woman of the Year nominations are open to all women who work within the HME industry, regardless of title or position. Nominations can be submitted online by visiting www.vgm.com/womanoftheyear. The winner will be announced during a virtual ceremony at 11 a.m. CT on Dec. 15.

“The HME Woman of the Year Award honors the incredible dedication that women have to the industry,” VGM Group Inc. CEO Mike Mallaro explained. “It recognizes women who lead in a variety of ways, whether it’s being an innovator in the profession, sharing their expertise with their peers, or their devotion to helping others.”

Each year, VGM receives dozens of nominations from across the country. Nominees include HME providers, manufacturers, association executives, and other professionals in the HME, complex rehab, respiratory, and mastectomy industries.

Past winners include:

  • 2021 - Katie Stevens, Reliable Medical Supply
  • 2020 - Patty Mastandrea, MedCare Equipment Co.
  • 2019 - Wendy Russalesi, AdaptHealth
  • 2018 - Georgie Blackburn, Blackburn’s
  • 2017 - Barbara Smith, Healthline Medical Equipment
  • 2016 - Dr. Kirsten Davin, Precision Seating Solutions

“Chances are you know a woman deserving of this award,” said Jeremy Stolz, president of VGM & Associates. “Think of the people you work with every day, then be sure to submit your nomination. Can you imagine how much an award like this would mean to her?”

About the Author

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.

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