Grateful, Clean, True, and Humble
Written By: Jeff Easton
Happy holidays to everyone; I hope you have had a wonderful year. I truly know that we live in challenging times, and as a nation and world, the last 21 months with COVID-19 have not been easy. Many of us have lost loved ones, friends, or colleagues to the pandemic. At Med One, we are in a unique position and have seen this pandemic up close and done everything we possibly know how to do to be part of the solution. We have the opportunity to be a part of this amazing healthcare ecosystem and to do our part to provide the best patient care possible. As a company, we believe and center everything we do around this objective of helping wherever we can to care for the wellbeing of each patient in this healthcare system that is currently very strained.
As I have thought and pondered on the pandemic, my mind has gone to many different places and had many different thoughts. During this time of the year as we celebrate the holidays and the end of 2021, I would like to concentrate my thoughts and feelings towards being grateful, being clean, being true, and being humble.
When was the last time you expressed gratitude and said thank you? For some, this is easy and a daily event that occurs; for others, it is very hard. Expressing appreciation to everyone who does you a favor or assists you in any way will go a long way. None of us are able to accomplish what we do on a daily basis without help from others. Be thankful for the tremendous opportunities that we have, we are richly blessed, and I hope we will all have more gratitude in our hearts. Being involved in the healthcare ecosystem and observing and being a part of what happens each day by all healthcare workers, we at Med One are so grateful to each person involved and thank you for all that you are doing. Around this wonderful time of the year, if each of us would reach out and see what we can do to help and assist, simply show our gratitude to the front-line healthcare workers, it would make a world of difference.
Over the last 21 months, we have been given more guidance and had more different opinions on many different things on how to slow the transmission of COVID-19. Whether COVID-19 continues, increases, or decreases, the following items are just good healthy habits for each of us to do to prevent the spread of any sickness and to be kind
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
- Maintain distance between yourself and other people when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home if you feel unwell.
We know there has been so much divisiveness regarding so much information. These items above are just good sound things we can all do and should always be doing regardless of a pandemic or not. Doing these simple things mentioned above will only help improve the healthcare ecosystem.
Med One, over the last 30 years, has dabbled in different segments of the market but at the end of the day, what we do best is “Making Medical Equipment Available To Contribute To Positive Patient Outcomes.” Over 99% of our business conducted is done in the medical world. With its emphasis on the medical industry, Med One has an understanding of the specific challenges the healthcare ecosystem faces today. The Med One philosophy is simple: determine and exceed the needs of our customers. With every deal, our focus is to provide for our customers’ needs by helping them acquire equipment when they lack the funds to pay for it. Whether it’s equipment financing, equipment rental, or equipment sales or services, Med One has solutions that work. We are the only company that I am aware of that truly offers all these different solutions. We want to help our customers and have them do what is best for their own individual needs. We have gone out of our way to be agnostic about what a customer chooses as we want what is best for them and know that we truly do care about them.
During the last 21 months of the pandemic, Med One has not raised its rates on its short-term rental offerings. We have stayed true to our customers. We are here to help and be a solution for the healthcare ecosystem at this time, not to take advantage of what is occurring but to stay true to who and what we are. We all must be true to our own convictions; we know what is right, and we know what is wrong. We all know when we are doing the right thing, be loyal and true.
Finally, Med One has now been in existence for nearly 31 years…starting with just a few transactions on the books to one that now has thousands; a company that started by servicing just a couple of customers to a company that has and does service thousands; a company that started with only a couple of vendors to one that now does transactions with many, many different vendors on a yearly basis; a company that has seen the need and opportunity to greatly expand our rental operations; and a company that has great capital partner relationships. The company started with just two employees (the founders), and now we employ over 180 people. In the beginning, there was just one location doing leasing business only, and now we have over 13 locations doing everything we can to be a help, a solution for the healthcare ecosystem in making medical equipment available in any possible manner to contribute to positive patient outcomes.
Through it all, our two owners/founders are still here, still coming in daily. We have a culture that has been instilled in us; we talk about our past often, where we have come from, and our strategy moving forward. We are humbled by the opportunity that we have to be a part of this wonderful healthcare ecosystem and to support and help the amazing professionals in this ecosystem on a daily basis.