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Support GAMES Legislative Efforts at the State!

Tyler Riddle, GAMES PresidnetGAMES is fully supportive of State licensure for all Georgia DME/HME companies. This simple license would require that DME providers in Georgia abide by the 30 Quality Standards and have a brick and mortar location within the state.

In order to get this legislation passed the GAMES Board, allocated 12,000.00 to retain the Southern Strategy Group, a lobbying firm that has excellent relationships in the GA legislature and has projected a high likelihood of success for us.

To meet this financial obligation, the GAMES Board is asking each of you to make a financial donation toward this lobbying expense. Remember, your dues support the day-to-day operations of the association. This expense is "above and beyond" the daily operations.

Please make your donation of 100.00, 250.00, 500.00 or any other amount that you are able. Understand that your contribution will directly protect YOUR business interests in Georgia, as well as the beneficiaries we serve.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Teresa in the GAMES office or CLICK HERE to donate online.

The Georgia Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers

GAMES is a proactive, state-wide association providing leadership, resources and support to companies that serve home care patients. If you're looking for connections to information, other people who do what you do every day, educational seminars and training for your employees, join GAMES today.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Georgia Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers (GAMES) is to facilitate business success, influence public policy and improve patient care.

Vision Statement

GAMES: Georgia's pre-eminent resource and voice of home medical equipment business, complex rehabilitation and respiratory care.

Values - Guiding Principles for GAMES

• Access to Care

• Patient Focused

• Cost Containment

• Quality Outcomes

• Healthcare Collaboration

GAMES is made up of independent, state, regional and national companies that care for patients at home. GAMES is a member of the American Association for Homecare (AAH), engaged with VGM and MED Group, and is active on the Jurisdiction C Council.

Craig McCook Joins GAMES Board of Directors

Sept 26, 2016 - Marietta, GA - Craig McCook of Albany, Georgia was voted onto the GAMES Board of Directors on September 12, 2016 at the GAMES Annual Meeting in Amelia Island, FL.

McCook first began working as a respiratory therapist seeing liquid oxygen patients for AerOx Respiratory in Macon, GA in 1984. Initially working part time as a therapist through college and early career, McCook joined OptionCare/Barnes in a full-time position in 1992. Additionally, McCook was location manager at American Home Patient from 1996-1999. In 1999, Craig McCook and Phillip Stoudemire (former GAMES President) founded Southern Home Medical, which they later sold to Lincare in 2002. McCook stayed on the leadership team for a short period of time.

In 2007 McCook joined Georgia Home Medical in Albany, GA as a partner and operations manager. In 2013 the partners made the decision to sell to AeroCare in 2013 where McCook currently serves as Regional Manager over Georgia.

Craig lives in Albany, Georgia with his wife Michele, a nurse practitioner in Palliative Care at Phoebe Putney Hospital, and his son Cameron, a senior in high school. The McCook’s have 2 married daughters: Rebecca an occupational therapist and mother of y granddaughter, Magnolia, in the Athens, GA area, and Georgia, a social worker and mother of grand dog , Jackson, living in Tucson, Arizona.

McCook enjoys golf and gardening and is passionate about the home medical equipment industry. McCook says, "I hope my service brings value to GAMES and contributes to the growth of our organization and our industry”.

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