HME Excellence Awards Judges

Miriam Lieber

Miriam Lieber

Miriam Lieber is a principal consultant and trainer specializing in home healthcare revenue cycle management. Her extensive experience with Medicare and other third party payers has brought her national recognition in the homecare industry. With over 25 years in the homecare field, Miriam has consulted with over 500 HME companies nationwide and is a featured author of many articles in the areas of operations management and leadership. She is also a nationally known speaker for many homecare trade associations. In her consulting practice, Ms. Lieber’s clientele includes, HME companies, managed care organizations, hospitals, wholesalers, pharmacists and manufacturers. She is known to have practical approaches to complex operational matters and assists her clients with the nuts and bolts of running a profitable business.

Miriam Lieber
President, Lieber Consulting LLC
(818) 789-0670, Miriam@lieberconsulting.com

Jonathan Sadock

Jonathan Sadock

Jonathan Sadock is the managing partner and CEO of Paragon Ventures. He has more than 30 years of entrepreneurial experience in healthcare business development, sales, marketing, and mergers and acquisitions. Jonathan joined Paragon Ventures in 1999 and the firm has successfully completed over 180 transactions in 43 states across the country. In 1979 Jonathan founded PRN - The As Needed Company, a capital equipment rental and asset management services company and a master distributor for MEDIQ, Inc. Jonathan was also the founder of Medtech Biomedical Services Inc., a biomedical equipment maintenance and repair business. Medtech was subsequently merged with PRN and in 1990 the combined companies were sold to Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI), an international healthcare company. The merged companies were then sold to MEDIQ, Inc. in 1994. Today, the business resides within Hill-Rom, formerly a Hillenbrand Industries company. Jonathan also co-founded Associated Resource Management Services, LLC (ARMS), an asset management firm serving hospitals, nursing homes and home healthcare providers. Jonathan is a member of the American Marketing Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society. Jonathan frequently writes articles for healthcare trade journals and newsletters, and presents seminars on asset management, business development, and mergers and acquisitions.

Jonathan Saddock
Managing Partner/CEO, Paragon Ventures
800-719-1555, ext 201, jsadock@paragonventures.com

Lisa Wells

Lisa Wells

Lisa Wells is a veteran of online marketing and e-commerce, with 20-plus years of leadership in driving brand growth, public relations, marketing communications, and web-based product management at medical device, medical supplies, and healthcare technology companies.

Wells is also the founder of Naturally Able, Inc., a consumer support organization and medical device marketing consultancy that advises healthcare providers on better ways to connect with customers who have disabilities through community-focused marketing, content marketing, and social media.

Over the last decade, Wells has driven multiple corporate and direct-to-consumer product brands to the intended goal of successful divesture while serving as an executive marketing leader or brand consultant for more than $350 million of healthcare business acquisitions.

A strong healthcare access advocate, she has lobbied alongside consumers with disabilities on Capitol Hill many times to support homecare legislation efforts, and was a founding leader of AAHomecare’s SaveMyMedicalSupplies grassroots advocacy project. She has also created two well-regarded social media communities for wheelchair users: Life After Spinal Cord Injury and Wheel:Life. Wells sold Wheel:Life in 2016 to Comfort Medical, and the community is now part of Coloplast after they acquired Comfort Medical.

A regular contributor to HME trade publications, Wells has authored four books for the disability and home care industry. Continually giving back to the industry, she also mentors HME marketing professionals and teaches nationwide at healthcare and disability education conferences. She was also ranked the #1 speaker for two consecutive years after presenting at the 2010 & 2011 HME News Business Summits.

Wells has presented at the following conferences/events:

  • Abilities Expo
  • Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Arizona Medical Equipment Suppliers Association
  • HME Business Summit
  • HIDA 2015 Streamlining Healthcare Conference
  • IMCO Homecare
  • Invacare Supply Group Customer Summit
  • Louisiana Brain Injury Association
  • Medtrade
  • Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services
  • Northeast Ohio Society of Information Management [NEOSIM]
  • Professional Outdoor Media Association
  • SIGVARIS European Country Group Social Media Training (held in Switzerland & France)

Her first book, Get Social: How to Use Social Media for Healthcare Marketing, guides home medical equipment providers and healthcare marketing professionals in creating patient-focused social media programs. Download your copy at: http://www.amazon.com/Get-Social-Healthcare-Marketing-ebook/dp/B00ATFC162

Connect with Lisa Wells on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-wells-4973938/.

Testimonials

"PediStat has been honored with an HME Excellence Award for the second time. This has confirmed for us what we have always known to be true - that our company's approach to marketing and patient care is unique and worthy of recognition. We are proud of our many community programs and of our strong commitment to our young patients and their families. Our motto, 'We Love Our Kids', drives us to provide service above and beyond the expected. And our continued healthy financial growth proves that the bottom line and top customer service are not mutually exclusive. Thank you HME News for recognizing our staff’s hard work and dedication."

- Grizzy Miller, President, PediStat