Granite State Independent Living Acquires Refurbished Equipment Marketplace!
Pictured above: From left, Randy Jorgensen, REM Manager, Lisabritt Solsky, GSIL vice president of strategy and corporate development, Deb Ritcey, GSIL CEO, Ned Olney, Crotched Mountain CEO and Robin Kennedy, REM technician. (Photo courtesy of Granite State Independent Living )
Granite State Living Independent Living (GSIL) has signed an agreement with Crotched Mountain Foundation, transfering ownership of the Refurbished Equipment Marketplace (REM) to GSIL. Located in Concord, New Hampshire, REM specializes in rehabilitating previously owned donated medical equipment like wheelchairs, lifts, and standers and selling them at significantly reduced costs. For nearly 30 years, the Refurbished Equipment Marketplace has been helping people to remain active members of their families and communities through access to reasonably priced durable medical equipment. This agreement assures those with the greatest need for medical equipment of this type have continued access to it into the future.
“One of the greatest barriers to independence for GSIL consumers is the cost of the equipment needed to provide basic mobility and this partnership protects an affordable option for those who need specific medical equipment that can be incredibly expensive,” explains Deborah Ritcey, CEO of GSIL. “This is a critical asset that will benefit countless Granite Staters who need these supplies as a part of their day to day lives.”
“GSIL is a perfect fit to take REM into the future,” said Ned Olney, President and CEO of Crotched Mountain Foundation. “REM has helped so many people with disabilities over the years and by partnering with our good friends at GSIL, we can assure our clients that REM will continue to grow and to support all of those who have relied on its services. This agreement made all the sense in the world. As one of the largest providers of services for adults with disabilities in New Hampshire, GSIL’s management of REM, the state’s largest provider of refurbished medical equipment, will add another dimension to GSIL’s impressive suite of services. I am so excited to see REM expand and positively impact even more lives.”
“REM is such a unique, important service that makes needed, often expensive medical products much more affordable,” said Ritcey. “We are excited to work with Crotched Mountain Foundation to make this transition seamless and to continue to offer the high-quality equipment and service that REM is known for throughout the region. This program has been well-managed for years and served countless families. It’s our honor to work with them to keep this vision alive for years to come.”