Alpine started in 1997 with one employee and has grown to over 100. Alpine employs a full-time customer service and billing staff capable of meeting the needs of our customers. An on-call emergency service team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An additional seven delivery vehicles have been added to the fleet to meet customer needs.
In the past seven years, Alpine has expanded its showroom locations to include Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake, Provo, Richfield, St. George, and everywhere inbetween. Alpine has recently relocated our headquarters to meet the increasing demands for our services. Our 18,000 square foot location in Salt Lake City includes a unique 4,000 square-foot showcase showroom, repair shops and expanded warehouse. The 4,000 square-foot showroom displays a diversified range of home health care services and products. “This is one of the best showrooms in the state,” commented Dan Meuser, President of Pride Mobility Products, during a visit to Alpine Home Medical’s new showroom.
What sets Alpine apart from their competitor is product selection and variety of services. Alpine carries stair lifts, vehicle lifts, lift chairs, wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs, respiratory equipment, bathroom safety equipment, and other mobility devices. Services unique to Alpine include a repair shop and vehicle installation shop. All this and more is available in an inviting showroom that provides customers and caretakers with a relaxing atmosphere to make important decisions.
Alpine also contributes to strengthening the community by donating medical equipment to a variety of events and organizations. Alpine has donated dozens of wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and crutches to Scout functions, museums, senior center events, and community humanitarian aid events.
The Joint Commission conducted an on-site evaluation of Alpine Home Medical on September 22, 2006 and awarded the certificate on November 13, 2006. The award of accreditation recognizes Alpine’s dedication to comply with the Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards on a continuous basis.
Alpine Home Medical Equipment strives to be actively involved in the community. It is important to us to provide excellent products and meaningful service to our customers and the community.
“We Bring Wellness Home”
On May 30th, 2006 Senator Orrin Hatch visited Alpine Home Medical to discuss some of the major events affecting the Medical Equipment Industry. Jay Broadbent, President of Alpine Home Medical, and Tom Bradley, President of Peterson’s Medical, asked Senator Orrin Hatch to support Bill HR 3559. Bill 3559 would help lessen the impact of competitive bidding on local companies.
The new bill would also allow the DME industry to stay competitive, giving beneficiaries freedom of choice based on service. At the conclusion of the meeting, Hatch promised to study the issue in the coming months. “We’re certainly looking at it,” he said. “I have a lot of empathy with what you’re saying. Everybody knows that I spend a lot of time on health-care issues.” Leaders in the DME industries continue to collect co-sponsors for the Hobson Tanner Bill, HR 3559. They have collected 115 as of June, 2006. For more information the Deseret News covered this event, read Hatch’s aid sought on medical issue.
Extreme Make Over
The Smeltzer family was the humble recipient of the Utah Home Make-Over organized by Heart to Home. David and Vickie Smeltzer of Sandy, Utah and their daughters, Sarah, Breann and Emie were gifted a new home which was completed in just 14 days. The Smeltzer’s house (and all its furnishings) was financed with donations collected from the community. The father, David, and his daughter Breann (14), suffer from a debilitating disease similar to MS but the body degenerates at a much faster rate than with MS. There are only 243 people in the world with this disease. The disease leaves David and Breann with severe bladder and walking problems. Life for them is a daily struggle. David had slept in the same reclining chair for nearly 12 years, which was worn down to the wood frame and had little padding.
After discussing the needs of the family with Heart to Home, B in Motion gifted a Pride Mobility Lift Chair to David and as much bathroom safety equipment as needed for David and Breann’s personal bathrooms. Serving those in need is a big part of B in Motion’s mission, and we send the Smeltzer family best wishes.
MDA Summer Youth Camp
During the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) 2005 summer Youth conference, B in Motion sponsored an event which provided the youth with a hands on science experience. The Mad Scientist puts on a spectacular show involving fire, smoke, and hair raising electrical stunts. This was a fun and exciting event for both the MDA kids and B in Motion.
In the middle of Mike Ozmun’s vacation in Salt Lake City, his wheelchair was stolen. Mike, a paraplegic, had left his chair on Pineview Reservoir’s shoreline to go fishing for a few hours. When he returned his wheelchair was gone. Mike was not in a position to buy another wheelchair. B in Motion was proud to be able to come to his assistance and provide him with a custom built wheelchair. We hope Mike was able to enjoy the rest of his vacation and comes back to visit Salt Lake City soon.
KSL’s Quarters for Christmas
Alpine Home Medical Equipment participates annually in the Quarters for Christmas KSL Fundraiser. This charity raises money to purchase shoes for underprivileged children. The President of Alpine HME, Jay Broadbent, matches the total dollar amount employees raise. At the end of the year, Alpine HME presents KSL with a check and a bag of quarters. From 2006 to 2008, Alpine HME has provided shoes to 136 children.
Stacy Hansen, a victim of the Trolley Square shooting on February 12, 2007, suffered 3 gun wounds and was left paralyzed from his waist down. To meet Stacy’s needs, his house needed to be wheelchair accessible. ABC 4 and Heart 2 Home began a home renovation project to widen hallways/door frames and add a wheelchair accessible bathroom. B in Motion donated five grab bars for Stacy’s bathroom.
Stacy says the outpouring of support has helped him heal mentally and physically. He wants to be there for others in need by helping on the next Heart 2 Home project. “I want to get involved because it made such a difference in our life, I want to make a difference in somebody else’s life too.” After spending two months in the hospital, he knows how important it is to be home.
Utah Medical Equipment Dealers (UTMED)
Utah Medical Equipment Dealers (UTMED) is the only medical equipment dealers association in Utah. The UTMED was established in November of 2006 to promote Medicare awareness to elected officials, HME providers and patients in Utah. Tom Bradley, UTMED President and President of Petersen Medical, and Jay Broadbent, UTMED Vice-President and President of Alpine HME, sit as the heads of the UTMED board. Jay takes an active role in the UTMED association meetings with Senators and Congressmen in Utah and in Washington, D.C.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz Visits Alpine
Alpine Home Medical Equipment and the UTMED Association invited Congressman Jason Chaffetz to an event at Alpine HME on December 18, 2008. During the seminar, oxygen patients were informed about new Medicare cuts and how they would be affected.
Congressman Chaffetz showed compassion for oxygen patients in rural areas, and for HME providers who have maintained service to their customers regardless of their location in Utah. Congressman Chaffetz asked to be kept involved with advances in the issue as he moves into office. Alpine HME provided an opportunity for its patients to speak to a US representative and voice their concerns. One of the oxygen patients, Karen Muller, voiced her concern with Medicare’s budget cuts, “We can’t live without oxygen. If we need it, we need it! (Home) oxygen is such a small part of Medicare.”