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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/.

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.