POINT PLEASANT — Pleasant Valley Hospital’s (PVH) home medical equipment service and DASCO Home Medical Equipment (DASCO) have entered into joint venture, which gained approval from the PVH Board of Trustees and DASCO Board Members on June 26. The joint venture agreement will take effect Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.
Leadership from both organizations and staff from Pleasant Valley Home Medical Equipment gathered to discuss the partnership on July 7.
Glen Washington, FACHE, CEO of PVH stated, “I know this is going to be a strong partnership. We share common goals, dedicated staffs and a passion for providing quality patient care and services. This combination, along with a dedicated commitment to this relationship, is the foundation for a successful and lasting partnership that will continue to provide continuity of service, respiratory equipment, home oxygen and medical equipment to the people in Point Pleasant and surrounding areas.”
Rachel Mazur, DASCO CEO, said the partnership with Pleasant Valley Hospital’s home medical equipment business is an exciting development for everyone involved.
“The partnership will allow DASCO to provide increased access to highly specialized respiratory equipment like home oxygen, non-invasive ventilation systems and CPAP equipment, while continuing to provide specialty care medical products and equipment to the families in this community that we care so much about,” Mazur said. “We believe that Pleasant Valley Hospital’s strength in providing advanced medical care and its vision for the future make this partnership a perfect fit for the DASCO family and the people who live in Mason, Jackson, Meigs and Gallia counties.”
The partnership will have a new name for Pleasant Valley Home Medical Equipment. The new business name is DASCO-Pleasant Valley Home Medical Equipment. Pleasant Valley Hospital and DASCO Home Medical Equipment jointly own this business.
DASCO team members are working with staff at the Point Pleasant and Ripley locations to install state-of-the art business and communication technology to identify and serve the needs of the customers. They are also working together to further identify, define and implement best practices for clinical and business operations to allow for improved patient outcomes.
This partnership is indicative of how hundreds of hospital medical equipment divisions across the nation are preparing for the future of health care, anticipating new roles and responsibilities and being innovative in adapting to them.