Some of the QuickMedical staff have been making regular Wednesday hikes in the mountain trails around our Issaquah offices. This Wednesday marked a trip up to Rattlesnake Ridge. Hiking is a great way to stay active. Doctors reccomend 10,000 steps a day, for optimal health. Wear a pedometer to track how many steps you walk a day. How do you stay active? Leave us a comment and let us know!
QuickMedical is now one of only 176 firms nationwide who have a Schedule 65 Medical VA GSA contract and is verified to participate in Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) set asides. QuickMedical has been verified by the Center for Veterans Enterprise.
By law, the federal government must give special consideration to small businesses when awarding specific government contracts. It also means that the over 12,000 items of medical equipment and medical supplies on our FSS/GSA contracts can be easily purchased and accessed by government facilities and VA hospitals.
QuickMedical is the Veteran Owned Small Business that tries harder. Our federal government customers agree. Read more here.
QuickMedical's May Employee of the Month is another repeat winner-- Katie, our web mistress and QuickMedical's very first full time employee. Katie is always willing, no matter how much she has on her own plate, to help out any one of us. Her determination and dedication to the web team rubs off on not only the web team, but the rest of the QuickMedical staff.
QuickMedical has had several major web projects in the last few months and there are several major projects still ahead for the web team. Katie has pushed herself to learn new languages and complete projects that were thought to be insurmountable. On behalf of the management and staff of QuickMedical, thank you Katie!
April 13 QuickMedical joined with Bartell Drugs in support of the American Diabetes Association. QuickMedical and Bartell Drugs lent a helping hand to the American Diabetes Association Seattle Expo. The Expo was a day-long free event at the Washington State Convention Center designed to help the community learn how to eat healthy, be active, and change the future of diabetes in Seattle. The Expo included health screenings, cooking demos, and expert presentations on diabetes and health.
Bartell Drugs and QuickMedical assisted in the Expo's health screening area. Cholesterol and A1C tests are both important ways to screen for diabetes risk. Bonnie, from our sales team, and Robert, our sales director, attended the event and assisted in QuickMedical's donation of QM Elite nitrile exam gloves, alcohol wipes, and gauze pads to the health screening area. The Bartell Drugs health screening area ran lipid tests using CardioChek medical devices and A1C tests using the Bayer A1C Now+ Meter for diabetes care. These items were also supplied to the event by QuickMedical.
Thanks to Bartell Drugs for being a great customer and letting us help their efforts with the American Diabetes Association. Events like the Expo prove that education remains one of the best ways to fight and stop diabetes.
QuickMedical's Gail got a thank you card in the mail from Seniors to the Rescue's Gail. Seniors to the Rescue is an organization for older adults in assisted living communities. It organizes projects that older adults can do which support animal rescues. Gail wrote to QuickMedical, "Thought you'd like to see my fundraising board with all of your great products."
The Boo-Boo Bags are assembled by older adults and then donated to animal rescue centers to raise donations. The bags include some of QuickMedical's best-selling products including sterile alcohol wipes, cotton balls, and gloves from Dynarex.
We're happy to provide products to assist Seniors to the Rescue, and many other great organizations that help people make the most of their health.
This month is a first at QuickMedical-- we have two employees of the month. Both Tony and Jeryd on our warehouse team were instrumental in our recent warehouse expansion, and have been awarded Employees of the Month.
QuickMedical recently completed an extensive restructuring and expansion of its warehouse facility in Issaquah, Washington. The expansion included construction of new, efficient shelving units designed to maximize the available space in the facility. Due to the combined efforts of the warehouse, sales, customer service, and product staff, QuickMedical's customers were barely affected by the renovation. Customer orders shipped on schedule despite the massive renovation.
Working beyond their usual hours, Tony and Jeryd made sure that the warehouse restructure went as smoothly as possible. Their unique efforts ensured that the warehouse expansion was successful. Congratulations to you both, and thank you for your efforts, from the management and staff of QuickMedical.
This month we're spreading the word from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons that April is National Facial Protection Month. It's a little known national health observance, but an important one that is growing in notoriety. Both children and adults will be participating in outdoor activities this spring, and both should protect their faces and head. Spring brings a flood of patients suffering with head, mouth and facial injuries from sports-related accidents to doctors' offices and emergency rooms. Many oral and facial injuries can be easily prevented with the use of sports safety equipment like helmets and mouth guards.
At QuickMedical, we have the medical equipment and supplies that dentists and oral surgeons need to give their patients the very best care during these months when injuries peak. If you have oral surgery, from an accident or a planned surgery, QuickMedical also has the physical therapy supplies you need to recuperate. The Avcor 11440-MACK Mack Bandage Thermal Oral /Maxillofacial wrap is the ideal tool for recovery after oral or maxillofacial surgery.
National Facial Protection Month is sponsored by the Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Association of Orthodontists. Together these organizations encourage children and adults to enjoy the pleasures of the season by using common sense and taking the necessary precautions to prevent sports injuries.
The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness can be found in Geoffery Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. In the "Nun Priest's Tale," a tricky fox and proud rooster have a battle of wits that's not quite as funny as some of the other tales, but makes a direct connection with the date being known for trickery. While the ancient Romans had a spring festival called Hilaria, in which pranks were a part, it wasn't until the late 18th century that the day was commonly celebrated and known as "April Fools' Day."
According to Alex Boese, the holiday came into being because of changes in the modern calendar. Up until the late 18th century some European towns still celebrated spring as the start of the new year. Dates for New Year celebrations ranged from March 25th to April 1st. As the modern Gregorian calendar came into use, with January 1 being celebrated as the first day of the new year, people who still celebrated the new year in spring were called fools.
Today in Italy, France and Belgium, children and adults traditionally tack paper fishes on each other's back as a trick and shout "April fish!" Meanwhile in the USA many companies issue phony press releases or goofy blogs to entertain and drum up word of mouth.
Getting the medical equipment and supplies you need is no laughing matter, however. You can count on QuickMedical to be your trusted source for online medical equipment and supplies.
Happy April Fools' Day from QuickMedical!
CEO Scott Hanna has a recipe for perfect smoked chicken legs using the Traeger wood pellet Texas Smoker. In the video above watch as Scott fires up the grill, seasons the chicken legs from Costco with Johnny's seasoning, and smokes up to 60 chicken legs in the smoker for over 2 hours on the 180 degree temperature setting.
Remember to avoid spreading salmonella, handle the raw chicken using QM Elite nitrile gloves. The gloves also work when turning the chicken on the grill, because they can withstand the high temperatures of the smoker. Click read more for step by step instructions.
This month's employee of the month is Robert, QuickMedical's Sales Director. A fellow employee wrote Robert "leads, motivates, advises, teaches and makes us feel good and important. He helps, especially me, to grow as a sales person."
Robert's varied business and medical background, in addition to his creativity, is a great asset for QuickMedical. Robert is consistently available, patient, and encouraging while teaching the best practices for government and commercial sales.
On behalf of the management and staff of QuickMedical, thank you Robert for all your hard work, and congratulations.