Welcome David Bedard, our new Manager of Complex Rehab David Bedard discovered his passion for medical equipment when he was a 17-year-old high school intern at Lowell Medical Instrument Company. This was in Lowell, Massachusetts, just north of Boston. The company asked him to work for them after graduation, and he ended up staying 8 years. David did everything from posting payments to customer service to evaluating patients and helping them obtain equipment. “The owner was my first mentor,” David said. “The store also carried medical instruments and I got great exposure to the rehab world there.” After moving to … Continue reading New Employee Spotlight: David Bedard
You may notice the initials CHAMP after the names of some rehab or construction professionals. It’s an acronym for Certified Home Assessment and Modification Professional. It’s also short for champion, of course, and professionals who improve the lives of seriously injured people are certainly champions. Created just for workers’ compensation, CHAMP is a contractor and accessibility specialist home modification certification program. It was originally initially designed for contractors, but over time the content expanded to include case managers and claims representatives who want to better understand adaptive housing projects. The first step to certification involves intense onsite training. The three-day … Continue reading What is a CHAMP Certification?