Now accepting applications for 2018!

The HME Excellence Awards honor providers that strive for excellence, provide top-notch customer service, take pride in their employees, make a difference in their communities and are financially viable. Our online application is simple and free.

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Bonus! All applicants will receive a free, digital 2017 HME Benchmarking Toolkit. Winners will receive a free registration to the 2018 HME News Business Summit, Sept. 16-18 in Savannah, GA.

2017 HME Excellence Awards Winners

First Place

First Place Winner - Aeroflow Healthcare

Aeroflow Healthcare

Asheville, N.C.

Second Place

Second Place - LifeHME


Columbia, S.C

Third Place

Third Place - PediStat


Miami, Fla.

CLEVELAND – Asheville, N.C.-based Aeroflow Healthcare was named the first-place winner of the HME Excellence Awards at a networking reception last night during the HME News Business Summit in Cleveland.

Columbia, S.C.-based LifeHME took home second place, and Miami-based PediStat took home third place.

"Winning this award is a tremendous accomplishment on a number of levels,” said Rick Rector, publisher of HME News, which sponsors the awards. "It showcases a provider's loyalty and commitment to their patients and community, and their ability to make smart and creative business decisions in the face of some of the most difficult times in the HME industry. The winners represent the best in the industry."

All three companies worked their way through an initial application then a finalist application, providing information on their financials, quality control, staffing and community involvement.

For Aeroflow Healthcare, the HME Excellence Award is the third major recognition the company has received in the last month. It has also been recognized as a Great Place to Work for 2017 and has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies.

"This award is a testament to our employees and the level of dedication they show to providing personal, quality care to our patients," said Casey Hite, CEO of Aeroflow Healthcare. "We take great pride in the work that we do, and I couldn’t be more proud of our team. This award reflects everybody's hard work to help people stay healthy and have access to the medical supplies they need to enjoy life."

The judges for this year's HME Excellence Awards were Miriam Lieber, an independent consultant; Jonathan Sadock, the managing partner and CEO of Paragon Ventures; and Anna McDevitt, owner of Laboratory Tactical Consulting.