In 1991, the Big Sky Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers (Big Sky AMES) was started as a way to protect the interests of independent medical equipment suppliers and promote the strictest standards of home medical care for Montana. In 1998 Big Sky AMES joined forces with the Idaho Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers, and in 2014 the state of Wyoming was inducted into the Big Sky Association.
By educating elected leaders and through legislative action, Big Sky AMES works to benefit patients and the independent medical equipment suppliers they trust for their home care equipment and services.
The mission of Big Sky AMES has four distinct parts:
- Promote dependable, professional, and ethical provision of Home Medical Equipment & Services
- Provide opportunity for discussion and lawful interchange of information regarding the HME Industry
- Provide education through the dissemination of pertinent industry information
- Provide members a legislative forum to work together for the benefit of the Industry, their patients and the public
Big Sky AMES members and our board of directors, help to shape our vision for the HME industry. Become a member today!
Our board members bring years of experience in the home medical equipment and health care industries. Feel free to contact them with any concerns or questions you have about Big Sky AMES.
- President Eric Ecker, St. Vincent's Healthcare, Montana
- Treasurer Dedra Haworth, Harrington Surgical, Montana
- Past President Alesha Rate, Norco, Inc., Montana
- Montana State Chair Alesha Rate, Norco Medical, Montana
- Idaho State Chair Mike Calcaterra, Norco Medical, Idaho
- Wyoming State Chair Lori Arnold, Cody Regional Health, Wyoming
Current Board Members
- Alesha Rate Norco Medical, Montana
- Dedra Haworth Harrington Surgical, Montana
- Eric Ecker St. Vincent Medical Supply and Mobility
- Gary Rench SandCreek Medical, Idaho
- Jennifer Morrisroe Dillon Medical Supply, Montana
- John Gallagher VGM
- Karly Linkous Western Medical, Washington
- Kurt Bywater Philips Respironics, Montant
- Lori Arnold Cody Regional Health, Wyoming
- Mike Calcaterra Norco Medical, Idaho
- Dan Harrington Honorary Member
- Barb Stockert Executive Director
Please contact the Big Sky Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-320-8656 if you are interested in joining one of these committees.