WASHINGTON, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) and the National Association of Independent Medical Equipment Suppliers (NAIMES) have reached an agreement to merge their organizations. The combined Association will maintain the AAHomecare name and continue to do business at 1707 L Street NW, Suite 350, Washington, D.C., 20036.
"The addition of the NAIMES members to AAHomecare will benefit the entire homecare sector and, ultimately, our patients. This merger truly displays the inclusivity of our Association and the desire of all parties to move us forward," said Joel D. Marx , Chairman of Medical Service Company in Cleveland, Ohio, and of the AAHomecare board of directors.
Although the two organizations share 60 members in common, the merger will bring nearly 140 new homecare companies into AAHomecare.
"The merger of NAIMES and AAHomecare is an aptly timed fusion of two terrific organizations. Our union brings with it a firm resolve to work towards our mutual goals, and makes us a stronger representative group, revitalized for the challenges, and threats, that lie ahead," said Wayne Sale , Founder and President of Health First Home Medical in Richmond, Va., and Chairman of the NAIMES board of directors.