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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/.

American Medical Depot Inspires Women Business Leaders at NAWBO-LA

American Medical Depot (AMD) has a strong reputation of advocacy and support of small businesses, and will participate in the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners’ (NAWBO-LA) Strategic Planning Session on January 27, 2018 in Marina del Rey, CA. Beverly Kuykendall, AMD President of Government Business will represent AMD, where she will join others from the NAWBO-LA Leadership Advisory Board. The event will focus on planning, goal setting and moving the organization toward a purposeful 2018.

As an integral member of the NAWBO-LA Leadership Advisory Board, Ms. Kuykendall will present, “Positioning for Effective Leadership” in concert with the theme for the NAWBO-LA Annual Strategic Planning Session. With a strong background in federal procurement, logistics, distribution, sales and marketing management, Ms. Kuykendall has garnered experience in guiding organizations to the next level with effective change management and team coaching. Furthermore, her strong advocacy of small and diverse businesses is reflected in years of service on the boards of, co-founder and/or past president of organizations such as the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance, the National Minority Medical Suppliers Association and the National Association of Market Developers. “Opportunities to exchange knowledge can have a positive butterfly effect on leaders and companies of the future. Each interaction we have during this Strategic Planning Session has the potential to influence the course of attendees’ business activities this year and I am so honored to be part of positive change,” said Ms. Kuykendall.

The NAWBO-LA chapter President, Schenae Rourk, is a tireless advocate for the impact the organization has on Women-Owned Businesses in the community.“The best approach to business development is formulating a plan that makes sense. This year’s Strategic Planning Session will partly focus on how NAWBO-LA members can collaborate to help underutilized businesses realize their full potential,” said Ms. Rourk.

For more information on the National Association of Women Business Owners – Los Angeles chapter, visit http://www.nawbola.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. For more information, visit www.amdnext.com.

About the National Association of Women Business Owners

Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) represents the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries. Today the organization features chapters in almost every metropolitan area in the United States and is represented in 33 countries across the world through its affiliation with Les Femmes Chefs d’Enterprises Mondiales (World Association of Women Entrepreneurs).

The National Association of Women Business Owners – Los Angeles (NAWBO-LA) is one of the organization’s leading and innovative chapters since its beginnings in 1979. The mission of NAWBO-LA is to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power by: strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community; creating innovative and effective changes in the business culture; building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers.

October 2017

American Medical Depot Brings Valuable Professional Insight to the Next Generation of Leaders at HBCU CDM 10th Annual National Conference

American Medical Depot (AMD) is excited to participate in the upcoming Historically Black Colleges and Universities Career Development Marketplace (HBCU CDM) 10th Annual National Conference. The Conference will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park from November 1-3, 2017 and is a platform to exchange ideas and educate HBCU graduates about corporate America as they enter the workforce.

With over 400 students from more than 20 HBCUs scheduled to attend, AMD President of Government Business, Beverly Kuykendall, will lead a discussion on November 3rd where she will draw on her own professional experiences based on her tenured expertise in government contracting. In addition to a full day of workshops, the event includes a networking reception that allows HBCU juniors and seniors to directly interact with seasoned business leaders.

The second day of the Conference will feature an oral presentation competition. Said Kuykendall, “At this stage in my career what I look forward to each day are fresh new perspectives, creative ideas and innovative, out-of-the-box solutions beyond the obvious. These young men and women are embarking on the most exciting time in their lives where they can take what they learned in the classroom and apply it in the business world to affect serious, next level change.” Kuykendall will join a panel of judges evaluating the student oral presentation competition.

AMD is proud to participate in an event that promotes sustainable community service and responsible corporate citizenship. For more information on the HBCU CDM National Conference, or to find out how you can participate, visit http://hbcucareermarket.org/.

About the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Career Development Marketplace

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Career Development Marketplace (HBCU CDM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2001. The HBCU CDM mission is to inform and educate students from HBCUs about corporate America as they transition into the workforce. The conference has remained free for students to attend and as a result, strengthened the leadership and professional skills of thousands of HBCU graduates.

September 2017

AMD in the Field

Last month American Medical Depot (AMD) participated in exciting events, like the VA Buffalo Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Show. Attending on behalf of AMD were Joe Falkowski, AMD Field Sales Representative, and Jeff Desing, AMD Onsite Service Representative.

It was great to see familiar faces and meet new VA team members who make a difference each day in the care provided to our Nation’s Veterans.

August 2017

American Medical Depot Champions Supplier Diversity at Annual Awards Gala

American Medical Depot (AMD) is excited to announce its continued support of the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council’s (FSMSDC) 42nd Annual Awards Gala. The Gala will be held on September 29, 2017 at Disney’s Coronado Resort Springs Resort in Orlando, FL. The event will be a celebration of excellence in supplier diversity.

The Annual Awards Gala recognizes the achievements of Florida’s top minority-owned businesses, industry leaders and corporations that are committed to supplier diversity. Awards presented include Local & National Corporation of the Year, MBE Suppliers of the Year, Advocate of the Year, Buyer of the Year, President’s Rising Star Award, Crystal Award, and the Doing Well While Doing Good Humanitarian Award.

American Medical Depot promotes diversity at all levels within its own organization and is proud to support organizations like FSMSDC that promote a like-minded mission. Said AMD President, Akhil Agrawal, “It’s refreshing to have easy access to professionals and industry leaders that bring diverse viewpoints and a spirit of inclusion to every aspect of business. We are glad to celebrate all of those who make supplier diversity possible. Congratulations to all those nominated for a Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council Award. Your hard work and dedication is appreciated and admired.”

About the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council

The Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members.

To achieve our mission, FSMSDC:

– Works through the NMSDC Network to support and facilitate MBE integration into corporate and public-sector supply chains;

– Builds MBE capacity and capabilities through our programs and other education offerings; and

– Facilitates MBE-to-MBE partnerships to meet the needs of our corporate members.

VA Boston System Shines

American Medical Depot congratulates the VA Boston team and TeamAMD for successfully collaborating to overcome obstacles. Recent building work caused the regular delivery location to shift. The communication between all parties was excellent, leading to a seamless transition in delivering supplies to an alternate area of the facility.

The VA has expressed their appreciation of the AMD staff for adjusting to the circumstances and delivering professional service with a great attitude. AMD thanks the VA for the continued opportunity to serve our Nation’s Veterans.

AMD Rises to Customer Expectations

American Medical Depot promotes teamwork both internally and with our valued customers. The AMD team understands that one of the most important aspects of problem solving is first understanding the cause of the issue.

Recently, AMD worked closely with West Roxbury VA to mitigate their challenge in receiving medical supplies. The elevator in the receiving area at West Roxbury is currently inoperable. With this knowledge, the AMD delivery driver arrived before 5 a.m. to be waiting and ready once the receiving warehouse team at West Roxbury arrived for work.

We appreciate the customer’s willingness to work closely with the AMD operational team to explain how to best handle deliveries while the elevator remains down. We would also like to recognize the professionalism and customer-service orientation of the AMD team.

AMD Continues to Provide Best in Class Service to our Nation’s Veterans

American Medical Depot (AMD) has a proven track record of excellent service focused on the needs of each of our customers. As Prime Vendor in the Med-Surg Prime Vendor-Next Generation Program, AMD has worked with facilities like the Charles George VA Medical Center to ensure that orders are properly packed and include accompanying documentation that makes it seamless for the team at Charles George VA to receive incoming shipments.

AMD works closely with the Logistics Department in order to understand the needs of our customers and adapt accordingly so that we can provide a level of service that exceeds expectations. These efforts have improved production time and delivery time at the VA, which supports the VA facility’s efforts to provide excellent care to our Nation’s Veterans.

American Medical Depot is proud to provide the highest level of customer care, and we thank our Nation’s Veterans for their service.

July 2017

American Medical Depot Joins HIDA Delegation to Impact National Change

Continuing to lead transformation in supply chain readiness through innovation and collaboration, American Medical Depot (AMD), joined the Health Industry Distributor Association (HIDA) during the 4th Annual Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill “Fly-In.” The HIDA delegation participated in more than 120 meetings by proposing solutions and informing legislative representatives on the impact of changing demographics, the economy and technological changes in healthcare delivery.

Several key topics were addressed, including: Public-private initiatives on pandemic preparedness; a plan to implement a uniform national standard for wholesale medical distributor licensing; competitive bidding improvements; and the future of the medical device tax.

“Collaboration among distributors, partners, and political leaders, is critical as healthcare reform continues to move forward,” said AMD President, Akhil Agrawal, “The intersection of viewpoints is where the best ideas are born. By joining together to do the pre-work and lay a solid foundation, the impact of our collective effort will save lives and improve the accessibility and quality of healthcare.”

About the Health Industry Distributors Association

The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) is the premier trade association representing medical products distribution. HIDA members primarily serve the Nation’s hospital, long term care, and physician/alternate care markets. For more information, visit www.HIDA.org or www.streamlininghealthcare.org.