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REquipment’s new program director brings a wealth of experience and expertise. Last week, Jennifer Baker joined the REquipment, Inc. staff after more than thirteen years with the New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center at Oakhill in Connecticut. “I needed a new adventure,” she says. “Helping to streamline and grow the Commonwealth’s newly-statewide DME reuse program just looked like a logical fit.” Jennifer was instrumental in the formation of the NEAT reuse program in Hartford thirteen… Search Over!

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Pappas Rehab Expands its Reuse Impact!


Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children–formerly the Mass Hospital School–is on track to nearly double the number of durable medical devices (DME) they refurbish and deliver to persons with disabilities this year. Pappas has been a REquipment partner since the durable medical equipment (DME) reuse program was first piloted in 2013. In 2016, the REquipment program received state funding, allowing us to put additional contracted staff with Pappas. The impact is already impressive. In the first… Pappas Rehab Expands its Reuse Impact!

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Tribute to Betsy Pillsbury


Betsy had a wonderful smile and an elegant way of speaking. Soft spoken but not shy, she pursued her passions. After eight years working with Partners HealthCare, Betsy left in December 2015 to follow her dream of painting. We were saddened to hear of her passing in June of 2016. When the REquipment Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program was funded as a pilot in greater Boston in 2013, we felt having an advisory committee of… Tribute to Betsy Pillsbury

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Got Wheelchairs?


The REquipment Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Reuse Program is looking for donations of gently-used medical equipment. If you have a power or manual wheelchair, scooter, sling lift, tub or shower chair, adapted stroller or stander, rollator (walker on wheels), portable ramp or a similar device that you no longer need, please consider donating to REquipment. Last year we refurbished and gave away over 600 devices to persons with disabilities of all ages. (Learn more about… Got Wheelchairs?

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