Seacoast Respiratory's Parent Firm Honored by Family Business Association
Published on Thursday, November 10, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cambridge, MA – November 3, 2011
Cape Medical Supply Honored as MA Family Business of the Year
Seacoast Respiratory is honored to announce the selection of Cape Medical Supply, Seacoast Respiratory’s parent company, as the MA Family Business of the Year by the Family Business Association (FBA). The award, announced during a special reception at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, MA was in the Mid-Size Business category, defined as 50-150 employees. The awards ceremony was attended by over 500 individuals, including finalists, past awardees, sponsors and members of the media.
“It was a very special night for our family and for our entire organization,” commented CEO Gary Sheehan. “Though we are a family owned business we recognize our success is derived primarily from the non-family members who make up our team…this award is really recognition of their efforts and something they should all take great pride in. We were surprised and honored to win, especially given the strength of the competition – New England is blessed to have a deep pool of vibrant family owned businesses and that is a community we are very proud to be a part of.”
The Family Business Association, Inc. is a non-profit, independent organization created to honor family owned businesses and their achievements. Their goal is to accomplish the following:
• highlight successful family businesses;
• recognize excellence within family businesses with an annual awards program;
• highlight how family businesses have succeeded;
• honor family businesses that have dealt with adversity; and
• recognize family businesses for their philanthropic efforts
“Receiving the award honored my life's work and validated the fact that I'd successfully implemented the values that have meaning in my life,” commented company co-founder Nancy Sheehan. “I was incredibly proud of my whole family and wished my "cohort", my recently deceased husband, could have shared in the joy with us when the award was announced.”
Cape Medical Supply was founded by husband and wife team Mark and Nancy Sheehan in 1977 and today has three second generation family members, Mark and Nancy’s sons, involved; Gary Sheehan (CEO), Michael Sheehan (Director of Purchasing), and Kevin Sheehan (Director of Professional Relations for Seacoast Respiratory). Cape Medical Supply founded Seacoast Respiratory in June of 2011 following the acquisition of Seacoast Sleep Solutions of Kittery, ME.
About the FBA
The Family Business Association, Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization designed to promote family businesses and family business achievements in Massachusetts. Its goal is to promote the development of creative ideas, services, products and expertise to family-owned businesses. The annual awards program honors excellence in business management, growth, community service and business transition within family businesses.
To arrange for an interview or for more information on this release you can contact Seacoast Respiratory Chief Executive Officer Gary Sheehan directly at gsheehan@SeacoastRespiratory.com
About Cape Medical Supply, Inc and Seacoast Respiratory: Cape Medical Supply is the premiere provider of respiratory care and durable medical equipment in MA. At their headquarters Cape Medical Supply has over 20,000 square feet of warehouse space stocked with home medical equipment and respiratory care goods. Cape Medical Supply provides products and services in three specific areas; Sleep Therapy, Home Respiratory Care and Home Medical Equipment.
Seacoast Respiratory was formed in June of 2011 following Cape Medical Supply’s acquisition of certain assets of Seacoast Sleep Solutions of Kittery, ME. The company provides products and services in three specific areas; Sleep Therapy, Home Respiratory Care and Home Medical Equipment.
These products treat conditions from COPD, to Sleep Apnea, to mobility impairment – and many more, and do so at greatly reduced expense to both the patients and healthcare system by providing a safe home environment where the user can rest safely and comfortably. More than the products, Cape Medical Supply takes great pride in the Team Members who work with their patients, customers and referral sources; it is these people, their skill, compassion, dedication and experience that have made Cape Medical Supply the widely recognized leader in the communities they serve. Family owned and operated since 1977, ownership and employees are very active in community affairs and the company takes great pride in their civic involvement and charitable giving.
For more information please visit their website at www.capemedical.com or their online media kit at www.capemedical.com/media-kit
For more information on Seacoast Respiratory please visit their website at www.SeacoastRespiratory.com
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Recent Awards and Honors:
2011 MA Family Business of the Year
2010 Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award Winner, Healthcare Category
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Inc. 5,000 Honoree, Fastest Growing Private Companies in the United States
2008 Planned Giving Council of Cape Cod, Outstanding Business
2009 HME Excellence Awards Runner-Up, Best Home Medical Equipment Company in the United States
2009 SCORE/Sandwich Chamber of Commerce, Build a Better Mousetrap Award Winner
2009 NEMED Member of the Year