MAMES adopts Wisconsin
STILLWATER, Minn. – The Midwest Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers will extend its geographical coverage to Wisconsin starting March 1. “The WAMES board of directors faced an emotional and difficult decision in deciding that moving to be part of MAMES was our strongest move forward,” said Rick Adamich, president of WAMES and president of Oxygen One in Waukesha, Wis. “As we evaluated the strengths and outstanding benefits being offered to our Wisconsin members, we realized it was without question the best avenue forward.” MAMES is a regional association that serves Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Ann Barrett, the executive director of WAMES, retired in September. She led the association for nearly 25 years. WAMES’s decision to join MAMES follows other consolidation among state associations, including the recent decision by the Virginia Association of Durable Medical Equipment Companies and the North Carolina Association of Medical Equipment Services to form the Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Suppliers.