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April 2019

American Medical Depot Provides Keynote at Broward & Beyond Conference

American Medical Depot (AMD) announces the selection of Beverly Kuykendall, American Medical Depot President of Government Business, as the keynote speaker at the 2019 Broward & Beyond Business Conference. If past performance is any indication of future expectations, Kuykendall’s attendance will ignite the event’s celebration of entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals. The event will take place on Friday, May 3, 2019 and the Signature Grand in Davie, FL, and the keynote will begin at 12:30 PM.

Beverly Kuykendall is in high demand as a speaker and recognized expert in the field of government contracting. Most recently, she was recognized by “Legacy Magazine” as one of South Florida’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Women in Business and Leadership.

The 2019 Broward & Beyond Business Conference attracts over 650 professionals that will benefit from dedicated networking sessions, including the inaugural Biz Babble forum. The general conference includes five educational tracks: Startup, Growth, Human Services / Nonprofits, Creative / Cultural, and International.

“I am passionate about the possibilities to create success in the pursuit of government contracts,” says Ms. Kuykendall. “It’s important to empower existing and future government contractors. AMD takes every opportunity to share information, experiences and resources.”

Ms. Kuykendall joins other executives and thought leaders at the 2019 Broward & Beyond Business Conference from organizations like Nova Southeastern University and the Crockett Foundation. To register for the Conference, visit http://www.broward.org/EconDev/conferences/Pages/BrowardandBeyondBizCon.aspx.

About the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD)
Broward County’s economy is strengthened by the quantity and diversity of its business community – large and small. The annual Broward & Beyond Business Conference supports the Broward County Board of County Commissioners’ vision of “a vibrant economy with a diverse, skilled workforce, in a County offering unique advantages that attract all types of businesses to create equitable, countywide prosperity” and value of “ensuring economic opportunities for all people and businesses in Broward.”

Presented by the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development, the Broward & Beyond Business Conference is designed to provide information, technical assistance and support to its varied participants. The goal of this annual conference is to advance the reach of our numerous business operations within and beyond the region via relevant and useful content delivered in multiple educational formats. Through this conference and its other programs and services, OESBD encourages the sustained development of South Florida’s business community by leading the County’s efforts within the marketplace.

March 2019

American Medical Depot Names Chief Medical Officer

American Medical Depot (AMD) announces Jason Radick, MD has joined AMD’s leadership team as full time Chief Medical Officer. This latest addition to AMD highlights American Medical Depot’s commitment to expanding the value it brings to customers by making clinical expertise available as healthcare providers become increasingly focused on clinical outcomes over product acquisition cost. Overall this expanded capability fits well within the company’s ongoing commitment to fully align its financial incentives with its customers by making unbiased product recommendations without the conflicts inherent to private label/self-manufactured products. AMD is the only major distributor in the US healthcare market that doesn’t private label/self-manufactured products and is strictly focused on adding new technologies and developing processes that provide the highest quality service and supply chain solutions to AMD customers.

Dr. Radick joins the team as Chief Medical Officer, with more than 20 years experience as a clinical physician specializing in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Radick has demonstrated strong technical expertise when developing clinical protocols with respect to utilization, efficacy, safety and multi-disciplinary collaboration to provide a solid return on effort and investment. Most recently, Dr. Radick served as Partner, Board member and a Practice Leader for the Physicians Group of South Florida, and Medical Director for Sinai Plaza Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He is well versed in managing daily operations for multi-specialty physicians’ groups, with proven results of increasing physician productivity and effective billing practices. He was a national speaker and key opinion leader and expert for pharmaceutical and device companies and served as a legal consultant and expert witness for leading law firms. Additionally, Dr Radick served as Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for over a decade.

“Dr. Radick brings an inside perspective to the needs of physicians in terms of providing patients with the best possible care. He understands the need for quality medical supplies for the most efficient patient treatment protocols from a user’s perspective, and his contributions to AMD and as resource to our customers will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and uncover new ways to create and serve a patient-centric medical supply chain,” says American Medical Depot CEO, Sukrit Agrawal. “I am excited to welcome Dr. Radick to American Medical Depot as we take the next step toward building a well-rounded team of professionals with deep understanding of the healthcare industry.”

Dr. Radick has been published 13 times in peer review journals. He earned a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts, in Biology from Washington University, in St. Louis.

AMD’s Agrawal appointed to Board of Advisors – Coalition for Government Procurement

American Medical Depot (AMD) announces the appointment of President, Akhil K. Agrawal to the Coalition for Government Procurement Board of Advisors.

Roger Waldron, President of the Coalition for Government Procurement said, “As a member of the Coalition’s Board of Advisors, Mr. Agrawal will advise the Coalition on issues of interest to its membership, particularly those involved in the Federal healthcare marketplace. In addition. Mr. Agrawal will provide invaluable insights that will help shape the Coalition’s policy priorities, membership opportunities, and organizational direction. The Coalition is very fortunate to include Akhil as a member of the Board of Advisors. He is widely recognized as a leading industry expert, and we are so excited to begin working with Akhil in his new capacity.”

Prior to establishing AMD, a technology-driven Medical/Surgical Supply and Equipment distribution company serving commercial and federal acute care hospitals since 1993, Mr. Agrawal served in the Banking Industry in various capacities and held numerous positions of responsibility.

Mr. Agrawal served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA), currently serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Health Industry Distributors Association, President of the Board of Directors of the National Healthcare Alliance; member of the Governor of the State of Florida’s Healthcare Policy Team, and served as the co-leader of the Department of Health Transition Team. He is a Founding Board member and Chairman of the Education and Research Committee of the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA), and has served on the US Small Business Administration’s National Advisory Council (NAC) Executive Committee, the State of Florida Council for Efficient Government, the Board of Directors of Indian-American Republican Council, and is active in numerous other professional and civic organizations and corporate boards serving in leadership capacities.

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About AMD

American Medical Depot (AMD) is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company based in Miramar, FL that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical supplies and equipment utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. Having provided innovative supply chain solutions to healthcare providers for more than 25 years, AMD continually executes proven value-add models, combined with deep industry experience and strong leadership. For more information visit www.amdnext.com, or follow us on Facebook (AMDNext), LinkedIn (AMD-solutions), or Twitter (AMD_NEXT).

About the Coalition for Government Procurement

The Coalition was founded in 1979 to advocate a common sense approach to government contracting. The Coalition is the only organization specifically representing the well-being of government contractors whose contracts are administered by GSA, regardless of the industry or size of the company. With over 240-member companies, the coalition represents more than $145 billion of services and products sold to the Federal Government each year. For more information on the Coalition, membership events and opportunities, visit the Coalition’s website http://www.thecgp.org.

January 2019

American Medical Depot Announces New Board Appointments

American Medical Depot (AMD) today announces the appointment of Steve Nielson and Steve Inacker to the AMD Board of Directors.

Mr. Nielsen has a deeply successful background in the highest leadership positions, including as Chief Executive Officer of Laboratory Supply Company (LABSCO), the nation’s largest privately held supplier of diagnostic instrumentation and clinical lab products.  Prior to that, Nielsen was the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Activus Healthcare Solutions, a distribution company specializing in the sales of medical and surgical disposables to the Alternate Site Provider market. From 1984 to 1999, Mr. Nielsen held senior management positions with McKesson General Medical (previously General Medical), most recently as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer with responsibility for $1.7 billion in annual sales. He also served as Executive Vice President/General Manager for Bergen Brunswig Medical/Surgical, a $160 million medical/surgical products distribution products company, from 1982 through 1984. Mr. Nielsen is a U.S. Army Veteran and has served on various boards and committees, including as a Trustee at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.

“Steve Nielsen is passionate about healthcare and we are excited to welcome him to AMD’s board of directors,” said AMD CEO, Sukrit Agrawal. “Steve’s dedication to improving healthcare through strategic delivery of medical supplies will be extremely valuable as American Medical Depot continues on its expansion trajectory.”

Mr. Steve Inacker serves as President of Oncology Services International, Inc., a position he has held since 2018. Mr. Inacker has served as the President of Hospital Sales and Services at Cardinal Health, Inc. and as the President of Channel Management – Medical Segment. Mr. Inacker held responsibility for sales, marketing, services and operations of the acute and non acute distribution businesses within the Medical Segment of Cardinal Health. Mr. Inacker served as President of the Clinical/Procedural Division within the Medical Segment, was responsible for the Presource Products and Services and the Clinical Apparel/Patient Protection (CAPP) business units. He served as Executive Vice President of Global Supplier Services for the Healthcare Supply Chain Services sector of Cardinal Health, and was responsible for the direct spend and vendor relations for the branded pharmaceutical, medical-surgical, consumer health, Presource and manufacturer services businesses. Mr. Inacker joined Cardinal Health in 1992 as a sales representative for the Converters/Custom Sterile manufacturing business, moving into management and consulting positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Inacker was region director for the Hospital Supply distribution in the upstate New York market and was then named vice president of sales operations for Presource. Mr. Inacker then rejoined the distribution organization as vice president of distribution technology where he was responsible for the facility design, infrastructure planning and warehouse management system functions of the US Distribution network. He was then promoted to president of the Midwest Region where he oversaw sales and operations for Hospital Supply’s largest Presidential Region, including 11 distribution centers supporting all channels of service in 10 states. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Lock Haven University.

“After a thoughtful and careful search to fill the most recent seats on AMD’s board of directors, Steve Inacker was a clear choice. He brings such a breadth of experience in this industry, from almost every kind of functional role, giving him a diverse perspective that will ignite meaningful decision making and conversations during this exciting time of growth at American Medical Depot,” said American Medical Depot President, Akhil Agrawal. “It is my deep pleasure to welcome both Mr. Nielsen and Mr. Inacker to our board.”

About American Medical Depot
American Medical Depot (AMD) is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company based in Miramar, FL that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical supplies and equipment utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. AMD currently services Veterans hospital facilities across the Eastern seaboard as part of a contract award by the VA designed to streamline procurement. For over 25 years, AMD has executed proven value-add models and strong leadership in order to deliver smarter and more cost-efficient turnkey solutions for government and commercial markets. For more information, visit https://www.amdnext.com.

October 2018

American Medical Depot Awarded Multi-Year Department of Defense Contract

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that it has awarded American Purchasing Services LLC, doing business as American Medical Depot, a maximum $49,500,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for hospital capital equipment and accessories. This competitive contract award win provides major capital equipment and related supplies to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), which includes the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. The Department of Veterans Affairs has also stepped up its utilization of this contract vehicle. The five-year contract has a commencement date of September 20, 2018 with a completion date of September 19, 2023. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“We are grateful for the continued trust the Department of Defense places in American Medical Depot to deliver and install large capital equipment and supplies in conjunction with our leading world-class OEM partners,” said American Medical Depot President, Akhil Agrawal. “Smart turnkey supply chain solutions are our expertise.”

American Medical Depot has a very strong working knowledge and long standing relationships in federal healthcare including a strong track record of making cutting edge technologies available to DoD, VA, Indian Health Service, Bureau of Prisons and NIH. For more information about the Department of Defense contract awards, visit https://dod.defense.gov/News/Contracts.

About American Medical Depot
AMD is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company based in Miramar, FL that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical equipment and supplies utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. Over the last 25 years, AMD has worked closely with Federal Healthcare policy makers to consistently develop innovative contracting vehicles allowing VA and DoD clinicians access to the latest lifesaving technologies in the care of our nation’s warfighters, their families and veterans. For more information, visit www.amdnext.com.

About the Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is the Nation’s oldest and largest government agency. The Department’s mission is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States. With more than 500,000 facilities, the Department of Defense manages a multi-billion dollar global supply chain. It holds responsibility for the following groups: Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, National Guard, Coast Guard, Unified Combatant Commands, and the Military Service Seals. For more information, visit https://dod.defense.gov/.

August 2018

MedPro Disposal and American Medical Depot Partner to Provide Additional Savings to Physicians

For more than two years, American Medical Depot (AMD) has partnered with MedPro Disposal, LLC to offer affordable and convenient medical waste disposal services. AMD customers gain access to exclusive discounts on regulated medical waste disposal, document destruction, pharmaceutical disposal and compliance training through MedPro.

The connection between the two companies goes deeper than just a mutual purpose of providing access to a cost-effective solution for physicians to properly dispose of needles, sharps and other materials. It extends to both of their beginnings – small companies who deliver big impact for their customers.

MedPro gives medical professionals confidence that they are getting a reliable, cost-effective medical waste solution that is compliant with EPA waste disposal guidelines. Current AMD customers can take advantage of exclusive discounts by visiting https://www.medprodisposal.com/ or by calling 888-308-6139.

July 2018

American Medical Depot’s Beverly Kuykendall, President of Government Business, Joins Women in the Workplace Empowerment Event

American Medical Depot (AMD) is excited to join the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) at its upcoming Women in the Workplace event. AMD President of Government Business, Beverly Kuykendall will present during the panel, Women in the C Suite: Positioned to Prosper, where she will share her professional journey and lessons learned that shaped her into the dynamic leader she is today. The GLAAACC event will be held on August 29, 2018 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

Founded in 1991, the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce promotes growth and economic development of the African American business enterprise. The organization fosters a community of focused business professionals at varying levels of career development. The GLAAACC provides many opportunities and benefits to its members, but its specific focus is on four areas of progress:

1. Growing and developing business domestically and internationally
2. Providing information on access to capital
3. Creating networking environments
4. Influencing public policies to make them more favorable to African Americans

As a highly requested speaker and proponent of increasing professional opportunities for small and minority-owned businesses, Ms. Kuykendall brings a healthy mix of personability and genuine passion to the discussion. The panel will include conversation around leveraging the media, seeking out a mentor,  and advocating for your own career advancement.

“It is always a pleasure to be in a room of women that comes in with a purpose; They are there to learn, borrow from each other, and teach their colleagues in their own unique way. The surest way to success is to motivate and uplift each other so that we all win together. The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce has created the perfect event for doing just that,” said Ms. Kuykendall.

For more information about the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce, visit www.glaaacc.org.

About American Medical Depot
AMD is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company based in Miramar, FL that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical supplies and equipment utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. AMD currently services Veterans hospital facilities across the Eastern seaboard as part of a contract award by the VA designed to streamline procurement. For over 20 years, AMD has executed proven value-add models and strong leadership in order to deliver smarter and more cost-efficient turnkey solutions for government and commercial markets

About the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) serves as an advocate for African American-owned businesses, and promotes their growth and expansion into international arenas by focusing on legislative advocacy, and identifying and developing business opportunities and strategic business alliances.

GLAAACC works to combine the resources of the African American business community and other business organizations in order to secure solutions for expanding business opportunities. In 1999, GLAAACC created the GLAAACC Education Fund & Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit public benefit corporation, to provide scholarships for high school students seeking a degree in business or a related field.

June 2018

American Medical Depot Nationally Recognized by Premier Inc. for Supplier Diversity

American Medical Depot (AMD), a leader in medical supply distribution, has been named by Premier Inc. as a 2018 Breakthroughs Awards recipient for Supplier Diversity. More specifically, the award highlights the company’s success in advancing innovations to increase the industrial base of diversity in the supply chain. Premier Inc. recognizes supply chain leaders for their contributions to improve access to quality healthcare supplies at a reasonable cost. American Medical Depot was honored with the Supplier Diversity Award during a ceremony at the Premier Annual Breakthrough Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee on June 19, 2018.

Premier’s Supplier Diversity Award is presented to suppliers that have made important contributions in developing and fostering quality inclusion programs in their organization and communities within the Premier alliance. In addition to community outreach and spearheading diversity initiatives, Award recipients engage in benchmarking and best practices sharing that improve diversity.

“The recognition as a leader in supplier diversity is invaluable. We are honored to do the work that supports and encourages qualified firms who combine ingenuity with niche supplies. Opening up access to resources expands the reach of the supply chain in a positive way, which ultimately improves the delivery of quality healthcare. American Medical Depot began as a small minority business and our mission continues to be to provide access to quality medical supplies for everyone,” said American Medical Depot President, Akhil Agrawal.

For more information about Premier, Inc. or the Premier Breakthrough Awards, visit https://www.premierinc.com/.

About American Medical Depot
AMD is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company based in Miramar, FL that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical supplies and equipment utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. AMD currently services Veterans hospital facilities across the Eastern seaboard as part of a contract award by the VA designed to streamline procurement. For over 20 years, AMD has executed proven value-add models and strong leadership in order to deliver smarter and more cost-efficient turnkey solutions for government and commercial markets. For more information, visit hhhtp://www.amdnext.com.

About Premier Inc.
Premier Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,900 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 150,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.

February 2018

American Medical Depot Joins Onyx Magazine In Celebrating Trailblazing Women

American Medical Depot (AMD) is excited to announce that AMD President of Government Business, Beverly Kuykendall, is among the talented group of women nominated for Onyx Magazine’s 2018 class of Women on the Move. The Women on the Move designation celebrates business women that have made a meaningful difference in their communities.

What was launched by Onyx Magazine in 2016 as an outlet to recognize and celebrate influential women breaking barriers in the South Florida workplace, Women on the Move has become one of the most prestigious honors for Women of Color. The Women on the Move event culminates with an awards luncheon which will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Alfond Inn Hotel in Winter Park, FL.

Beverly Kuykendall is a highly respected professional with a background that spans government contracting, profit and loss management, and executive-level operations management. In addition to her ongoing responsibilities at American Medical Depot, Ms. Kuykendall travels the country speaking about government contracting and sharing invaluable insight with small businesses. She is also the recipient of numerous awards, a tribute to her tireless dedication towards creating opportunity for minority-owned and women-owned businesses.

As noted by Women on the Move Co-chair Deidre Parker, owner of Parker Realty, “Our 2018 Women on the Move Honorees embody the spirit and resilience of their predecessors – women like Fanny Lou Hammer, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Oprah Winfrey, First Lady Michelle Obama and others who have dedicated their lives to transformative leadership.”

For more information about Women on the Move, visit http://onyxwotm.com/.

About Onyx Magazine

Onyx Magazine is a respected publication aimed at African-American readers that celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans and those of the African Diaspora in the Sunshine State. The publication, launched in July/August 1997, remains committed to empowering its readers by offering entertaining, inspiring and informative stories, which also include, editorials focused primarily on the interests and needs of African-Americans. Further, it serves as a venue to promote the positive experiences of Black life while promoting seamless, diversified connections with other cultures throughout the great State of Florida.

January 2018

American Medical Depot Supports Young Female Leadership With The Girl Scouts of America

American Medical Depot (AMD) continues to find ways to impact change, this time with the Girl Scouts of America. Founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, the Girl Scouts of America emphasizes inclusiveness, an understanding of the outdoors, self-reliance and service. With a focus on these guiding principles, millions of young girls have forged a new path to adventure and self-discovery that might have otherwise eluded them. Girl Scouts is proven to help girls thrive as they:

  • Develop a strong sense of self.
  • Seek challenges and learn from setbacks.
  • Display positive values.
  • Form and maintain healthy relationships.
  • Identify and solve problems in the community.

American Medical Depot has pledged a monetary donation to the Girl Scouts Cookie Program as a way to promote the spirit of leadership and education in our girls. This donation will support the Girl Scout Cookies for the Military Program. In the famous words of Albert Einstein, “[We must] learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” In our young girls and women, American Medical Depot sees the potential to unlock great things.

About American Medical Depot
AMD is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company based in Miramar, FL that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical supplies and equipment utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. AMD currently services Veterans hospital facilities across the Eastern seaboard as part of a contract award by the VA designed to streamline procurement. For over 20 years, AMD has executed proven value-add models and strong leadership in order to deliver smarter and more cost-efficient turnkey solutions for government and commercial markets. For more information, visit www.amdnext.com.

About the Girl Scouts of America
The Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. The Girl Scouts organization is comprised of 1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. With programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. For more information, visit http://www.girlscouts.org/.