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Thank you to all who applied and strive for excellence in our industry. The winner will be announced this fall!

2018 HME Excellence Awards Winners

First Place

First Place Winner - Aeratech Medical Inc.

Aeratech Medical Inc.

Medina, Ohio

Second Place (Tie)

Second Place (Tie) - Miller's


Akron, Ohio

Second Place (Tie)

Second Place (Tie) - Respiratory Services of Western New York, Inc.

Respiratory Services of Western New York, Inc.

Buffalo, N.Y.

Aeratech Medical named top HME provider

Miller’s and Respiratory Services of Western New York tie for second place

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Medina, Ohio-based Aeratech Medical has been named the first-place winner of the HME Excellence Awards.

Akron, Ohio.-based Miller’s Rental and Sales, and Buffalo, N.Y.-based Respiratory Services of Western New York were named second-place winners (tie).

“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.

  • Aeratech Medical, which was started in 1999 by a respiratory therapist, is a provider of home respiratory care and equipment, including portable ventilators, CPAP machines and supplies, and home oxygen equipment.
  • Miller’s, a third-generation family owned company, is a full-line provider of HME with a large complex rehab business.
  • Respiratory Services of WNY, locally owned since 1997, is a provider of respiratory and durable medical equipment and services.

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.