Letter from the President and Executive Director:
Thank you for your interest in the North Carolina Association for Medical Equipment Services. Our nearly 200 member companies from across our great state represent the finest qualities in customer care, civic involvement and running small and medium-sized businesses which contribute to our regional economy. We certainly appreciate each and every one of them for the contributions they make to our industry and the communities we call home.
As North Carolina’s leader in medical equipment advocacy and education, NCAMES is dedicated to educating our member companies, civic leaders, patients, and the public about the need to protect access to home medical equipment (HME).
Approximately eight million Americans require some type of medical care in the home such as medical oxygen, wheelchairs, hospital beds, diabetic supplies, infusion therapy, inhalation drugs, and other medically required equipment, services and supplies. As of 2008 there are over 1.6 million North Carolinians over the age of 60, a number that is expected to reach nearly 3 million by 2029. This population boom – in addition to the influx of new residents utilizing our state’s numerous high-quality health care institutions for elective and emergency surgery – will lead to an increased need for access to HME for therapeutic recovery and long-term care to avoid more expensive, longer hospital stays.
If you have any questions about NCAMES or home health care, please do not hesitate to contact us via the email addresses below.
Thank you for your interest and support.
Scott Dinning, President
Beth Bowen, Executive Director
The mission of the Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Services Association, (ACMESA) is to promote leadership, education and networking for our members. We pledge to advocate for customers and patients with integrity to provide value and comfort in the communities we live and serve.
adopted November 18, 2016