SELINSGROVE — A medical provide firm targeted on residence oxygen and medical wants has expanded into the previous Sears constructing on the Susquehanna Valley Mall.
Hub’s Residence Oxygen & Medical Provides opened its seventh location in Pennsylvania on the constructing, now owned by Household Apply Middle at 270 Susquehanna Mall Drive.
With a rising buyer base within the area, Vice President of Enterprise and Finance Eric McNulty mentioned the brand new 4,200-square-foot location, which opened on Aug. 3, is ideal to serve their shoppers and stretch out towards Montour and Columbia counties.
“We delight ourselves in high quality service and assembly scientific wants,” mentioned McNulty. “We’re nonetheless independently owned and we make use of numerous scientific workers from respiratory therapists to RNs (registered nurses) and LPNs (licensed sensible nurses).
Hub’s Residence Oxygen & Medical Provides has been serving the house medical wants of Central Pennsylvania residents since 1955. The corporate affords a wide range of non-invasive homecare merchandise together with oxygen, nebulizers, CPAP/BiPAP (for sleep apnea) gear and provides, wheelchairs, walkers, aids to each day dwelling, hospital beds, lavatory security, incontinence provides, ache administration and extra.
Hub’s has seven places now, together with Williamsport, Wellsboro, Lock Haven and Lewisburg, in addition to CressCare Medical in Harrisburg and Carlisle.
That is the primary growth of the corporate since 2012.
The shop doesn’t have merchandise for energy mobility, resembling electrical wheelchairs, scooters or invasive air flow merchandise.
They’re partnered with Bruno Stairlifts for installations.
“No person needs to be in hospitals or nursing houses or assisted dwelling services,” mentioned McNulty. “They need to be residence.”
The COVID-19 pandemic closed Hub’s shops on March 23 and the corporate went curbside solely with retailer doorways locked. They solely re-opened on July 1.
“COVID slowed us down just a little, but it surely allowed us to give attention to different areas to develop,” mentioned McNulty.
The shops solely had a handful of consumers who examined constructive for the novel coronavirus, however they offered extra beds than typical, he mentioned.
With the shops re-opened, they nonetheless supply curbside service, the scientific workers should use masks and ceaselessly sanitize and clients are requested to put on masks inside as nicely, he mentioned.
The Selinsgrove location has 5 staff with an extra two drivers being skilled now.
McNulty mentioned he “suggestions his hat” to the workers who’re extraordinarily caring, educated and know the way to handle clients. That features Judy Reed, a clinician with the corporate for 15 years who’s answerable for working with sufferers who want respiratory gear.
“I like serving to folks and having the satisfaction that they’re getting a greater life,” she mentioned. “It is a stunning new house and nicely obtained by the folks coming in.”