Med One to One Spring/Summer TWENTY TWENTY ISSUE 63

You're Gonna Need a
Bigger Boat

Written By: Doug Green

You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

As a child, I was fascinated with sharks. Even before Sharknado and Shark Week ever existed, I couldn't get enough of sharks. The bigger and meaner they looked, all the better. I remember one Friday night; my Dad came home from work with a VHS tape he had picked up from the local video rental store. I immediately noticed the title of the video tape in his hand and got excited. He had brought home the movie Jaws. I had never seen the movie and couldn't wait to get dinner out of the way. After dinner, we quickly made some popcorn and hit play on the old family VCR. The moment the movie started with its simple yet bone-chilling film score I was drawn in.

The movie kept me in such a state of suspense that I didn't even notice that the shark doesn't make a full appearance in the movie until the 1 hour and 21-minute mark. In the scene, the hero of the movie, Chief Brody, is found chumming the water to attract the shark to the fishing boat. In the midst of complaining about the lousy job of chumming, an enormous great white shark with dark, cold eyes emerges from the murky ocean water and shows a very menacing set of Jaws full of large, sharp, terrifying teeth to Chief Brody. Stunned by the sight of having a 25-foot great white get all up in his face, a petrified Chief Brody slowly stumbles back into the cabin of the boat and tells the crusty old fishing boat captain, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

“The "bigger boat" mentality is, in essence, giving our valuable partners solutions to their biggest problems, enabling them to have a boat big enough to face down their challenges.”

"You're gonna need a bigger boat" has become a line and, in ways, a philosophy I have used throughout my life. In fact, my 12-year-old son has already picked up on its nuances and uses it perfectly in everyday conversations. While the line has application in just about any aspect of life, it fits very well with what we do here at Med One. We’re here to help our vendor partners and health care providers build a bigger boat. To our vendor partners, the bigger boat may be having access to creative and flexible paths to sell their equipment to their customers when capital funds aren't available. For our partners who are health care providers, the bigger boat may be having quick access to the critical equipment they need to bring relief to and care for their patients. The "bigger boat" mentality is, in essence, giving our valuable partners solutions to their biggest problems, enabling them to have a boat big enough to face down their challenges. As we learned from the movie Jaws, a bigger boat would come in handy.

At Med One, we are boat builders. We build boats for vendors that have plenty of room for custom leasing programs along with enough cargo space for creative rental structures. For our partners who treat patients, we build boats fast enough to deliver the equipment they need, when it’s needed most. Any boat we build comes with a crew dedicated to help you succeed. When challenges come your way, look to Med One for a custom-built boat big enough to get you through the shark-infested waters.

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