Why do we source for Value and what is it?

The HANDLE selection series will delve into why and how HANDLE approaches capital equipment and supply purchasing with value as the first priority, as well as information regarding HANDLE partners and how we can help providers choose what works best for their facility and budget. In our previous blog post, The Rural Hospital Dilemma, we…

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The Rural Hospital Dilemma

According to the University of North Carolina’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, more than 70 rural hospitals have closed since 2010. An NRHA-sponsored study shows more than 650 rural hospitals are ‘vulnerable or at risk for closure’, which represents over 10% of hospitals in the entire country. Independent hospitals face immense pressure…

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Endeavor and HANDLE : The Impact of Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship is the concept of building businesses that develop solutions to social, cultural, and/or environmental issues. In other words, to use the power of entrepreneurship to create and grow a company that aims to make a true difference in the world. Enter, Endeavor! Endeavor is a worldwide organization that selects, mentors and accelerates high-impact…

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The ASCA Asset Network, powered by HANDLE

HANDLE has partnered with the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) to provide a secure online portal where all ASCA members can buy and sell health care supplies and equipment (included in their ASCA membership dues) called the ASCA Asset Network, powered by HANDLE.   Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) face a unique set of challenges during…

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HANDLE Recognized for Growth and Innovation

HANDLE has been recognized by two Kentucky institutions for Growth and Innovation. Kyle Green, CEO, has been named a 2019 Health Care Heroes finalist by the Louisville Business First publication in the Entrepreneurship category. The Health Care Heroes award began in 2017 as a way to recognize 25 health care professionals who have made a…

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Letter from the CEO

I have always been accustomed to using items to their fullest potential. Growing up in rural Kentucky, I was raised to waste as little as possible and to find usefulness in items that are deemed ‘end of life.’ When I was a baby, my dad was working for a construction company.  His company was building…

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