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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.

June 2017

We heard you loud and clear!

AMD is excited to announce new blog content specially crafted and prepared for our VA customers that participate in the Med-Surg Prime Vendor program. Here you will find the latest developments, tools, and insider information related to MSPV-NG.

This blog was created based on the customer feedback we have been hearing in the field and internally at AMD – We need to be more transparent. This blog is an effort to do just that and give you the opportunity to engage with AMD by using our comments feature. Please also reach out via the AMD social media accounts or directly to your AMD contacts via email. We have created a variety of communications channels because we want to hear from you and we encourage you to take advantage of these direct lines. AMD’s success as your Prime Vendor means listening to your needs and providing you with the best service. It is very important to us that you feel confident that we’re doing just that.

Leave us a comment and let us know what you think about the new AMD MSPV-NG blog. What content would you like us to cover here each week? What communication channels work the best for you? What did you have for lunch today? Tell us any and everything! Use this forum as a way to have your voice heard in a community of your peers. We thank you for your business and appreciate the continued trust that you put in AMD.

May 2017

AMD to Participate at Warfighter Symposium

American Medical Depot (AMD) is excited to participate in the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) Warfighter Symposium on June 14, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Symposium features noted speakers in the areas of Defense, Healthcare, and Medical Materials Management.

American Medical Depot President of Government Business, Beverly Kuykendall, will participate in a panel discussion about the work of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and North Carolina Veterans Affairs Facilities, specifically the requirements and acquisition processes for medical material services. Kuykendall, on behalf of AMD, will discuss the ongoing Department of Veterans Affairs Med-Surg Prime Vendor Program. This will include a look at how AMD expanded operations to best serve VA facilities and meet same day and next day delivery requirements.

Said AMD President, Akhil Agrawal, “We continue to deliver service, technology, and customer-specific tools that make is seamless for VA hospitals to receive their medical supplies in a timely manner. Our team works with extreme dedication to maintain an open stream of communication with our VA customers, and deliver the best experience.”

For more information or to register, visit: http://www.ncmbc.us/17mbb/.

 

About the North Carolina Military Business Center

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is a business development entity of the North Carolina Community College System, headquartered at Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC).  The mission of the NCMBC is to leverage military and other federal business opportunities to expand the economy, grow jobs and improve quality of life in North Carolina.

The NCMBC’s primary goal is to increase federal revenues for businesses in North Carolina. With six major military bases, 116 National Guard and 40 Army Reserve facilities and the third highest number of uniformed military personnel in the country, the State of North Carolina created the NCMBC to leverage opportunities with these installations and with DoD commands worldwide.

The NCMBC connects North Carolina firms to current government contracting opportunities in two ways – with a team of business development specialists across the state who also provide technical services, and electronically with www.MatchForce.org.

AMD Empowers Veterans in Business at the 2017 VETS Conference

American Medical Depot (AMD) supports initiatives that empower Veteran Small Business Owners and expand set aside business opportunities. To this end, AMD will participate in the Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS) that begins on June 12, 2017 in Norfolk, Virginia. The event is hosted by the National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC) and is geared towards providing Veterans with the knowledge and relationships they need to grow into business owners that are adept at providing services to the Federal Government.

American Medical Depot recognizes the value of unique forums like VETS. This event joins Federal agencies, prime contractors, and Veteran businesses to share knowledge on how Veteran-owned businesses can take full advantage of set asides on Federal contract opportunities. Conference breakout sessions include valuable insight into building growth strategies, teaming for success, and creating a marketing presence and capability statement that impacts.

Said AMD President of Government Business, Beverly Kuykendall, “There is no better way to achieve success than helping the next business experience success in their own right. That begins with sharing knowledge.  American Medical Depot with always support groups that empower those wanting to make positive change.”

For more information on the National Veteran Small Business Coalition and the upcoming Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium, visit http://www.veterantrainingsymposium.com/.

About the National Veteran Small Business Coalition

The National Veteran Small Business Coalition is the “VOICE” of the Veteran-Owned and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB and SDVOSB’s) communities. Through proactive research, collaboration, and policy recommendations, the NVSBC is your voice to the Federal government and on the Hill.

NVSBC brings clarity and thoughtfulness to overcoming the barriers of a productive government/industry partnership. Members benefit front training and insight into the latest regulations, industry trends, and other areas that impact our community, including Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposiums (VETS) conferences, First Call newsletter, breakfast sessions, and Chapter dinners.