"We are willing to give more to our community, state, and nation than we expect to receive in return."
B in Motion Foundation
In 2008, Alpine founder and CEO Jay Broadbent, alongside his wife and children, created the B in Motion Foundation. The goal of the non-profit foundation is to provide wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, and other critical mobility equipment to individuals with physical disabilities who are under-insured or otherwise unable to afford the high cost. Since its inception, the foundation has helped dozens of people with conditions that include Cerebral Palsy, Quadriplegia, Muscular Dystrophy, and Arthrogyposis.
In July 2016, The Johnson-Mintz family from Tooele, UT had their vehicle stolen from their driveway as they slept at night. More devastating than the loss of the car, however, was the loss of the wheelchair belonging to their 5-year-old son Keaton, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, as the wheelchair was inside the car at the time of the theft.
When we found out from local news stories about this tragedy, we immediately knew the B in Motion Foundation could be the answer to this terrible dilemma. We were able to get a hold of the Johnson-Mintz family, and just one day later, Keaton was in our Salt Lake branch being measured for a brand new wheelchair, provided free of charge by the foundation.
The B in Motion Foundation is run entirely by volunteers and operates with very little overhead; 100% of all donations go directly to those in need. For more information or to make a donation, the foundation can be visited online at www.binmotion.org.
Keys To Success
Each year, Alpine Home Medical sponsors Ken Garff’s Keys to Success program, providing thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving high school seniors in Utah.
In addition to funding scholarships in 2018, we also sponsored and provided funding for Ken Garff’s Code to Success program, which provides additional technical and computer code training to high school students.
Alpine Rehab Conference
Since 2013, Alpine Home Medical has held the annual Alpine Rehab Conference. Typically taking place every year during the first week of October, the conference brings in hundreds of physical therapists, occupational therapists, insurance payors, and many others involved in providing rehabilitation and mobility care to patients. First and foremost, the conference exists as an inexpensive, local resource for medical professionals to attain required continuing education units; multiple classes over two days offer a total of 15 possible CEUs. However, attendees also have the opportunity to learn the latest and greatest in rehab technology as well as network with peers, providers, and national vendors.
Although the steep cost of running the conference is subsidized by vendor donations and a modest registration fee for attendees, it is our goal every year to keep the event completely non-profit. Rather than seeing the conference as a potential money-making venture, we consider it to be a service and a resource to our local community and to the medical professionals we work with on a daily basis.
At Alpine Home Medical, we are always looking for opportunities to donate funds, resources, and time to charitable organization and events throughout our communities.
Over the past year, many of our employees have had the chance to volunteer at a number of different charitable functions. Last August, more than a dozen employees spent two days at Camp Kostopulos volunteering for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's summer camp for kids with disabilities.
With Jay Broadbent serving on the board of directors for AAHomecare and as the president of UTMED, Alpine Home Medical dedicates considerable time and resources on both a local and national level to advocate for the entire homecare industry.
Not only does our activism and lobbying seek to protect providers like ourselves and our competitors from damaging policies, legislation, and regulation, they seek to protect our patients from losing access to the home healthcare and equipment they need.