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GEMCORE Named a Cleveland Plain Dealer Top Workplace for Second Consecutive Year

GEMCORE, Named A Cleveland Plain Dealer Top Workplace for a Second Consecutive Year

Moved from 24th to 7th in the Midsize Companies Category

Hudson, Ohio – August 28, 2021 – GEMCORE, a family of companies, has once again been named a 2021 Top Workplace by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for a second consecutive year. Through its four divisions — Edwards Health Care Services, GEMCO Medical, GemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy — the company employs over 200 people locally and was ranked 7th in the Midsize Companies category, an improvement from 2020 where the company was ranked 24th. For the full list of 2021 Top Workplace Winners, click here.

“We are thrilled the Plain Dealer continues to recognize us as one of Cleveland’s top workplaces,” said Matthew Edwards, GEMCORE’s CEO. “Our people are at the core of everything we do, and given the past year, I am extremely proud of them and their commitment not only to our organization but to our customers who are living with chronic health conditions that they serve on a daily basis.”

Administered by a third-party platform, the survey measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, to name a few. The Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces list continues to reflect companies in the region that cultivate a connection with their workforce. This year’s Workplaces list ranks about 175 companies, nonprofits, schools, and other employers. These organizations share a commitment to providing support and an environment that makes employees feel valued and respected.

GEMCORE, A Family of Companies, Named As One of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies

GEMCORE, Named A Cleveland Plain Dealer Top Workplace for a Second Consecutive Year

Moved from 24th to 7th in the Midsize Companies Category

Hudson, Ohio – August 28, 2021 – GEMCORE, a family of companies, has once again been named a 2021 Top Workplace by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for a second consecutive year. Through its four divisions — Edwards Health Care Services, GEMCO Medical, GemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy — the company employs over 200 people locally and was ranked 7th in the Midsize Companies category, an improvement from 2020 where the company was ranked 24th. For the full list of 2021 Top Workplace Winners, click here.

“We are thrilled the Plain Dealer continues to recognize us as one of Cleveland’s top workplaces,” said Matthew Edwards, GEMCORE’s CEO. “Our people are at the core of everything we do, and given the past year, I am extremely proud of them and their commitment not only to our organization but to our customers who are living with chronic health conditions that they serve on a daily basis.”

Administered by a third-party platform, the survey measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, to name a few. The Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces list continues to reflect companies in the region that cultivate a connection with their workforce. This year’s Workplaces list ranks about 175 companies, nonprofits, schools, and other employers. These organizations share a commitment to providing support and an environment that makes employees feel valued and respected.

GEMCORE, a Family of Companies, Named a 2020 Top Workplace by the Cleveland Plain Dealer

GEMCORE, A FAMILY OF COMPANIES, NAMED A 2020 TOP WORKPLACE BY THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER

Hudson, Ohio, June 2020— GEMCORE, a family of companies, has been named a 2020 Top Workplace by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Through its four divisions — Edwards Health Care Services, GEMCO Medical, GemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy — the company employs over 200 people locally and was ranked 24th in the Midsize Companies category. For the full 2020 Top Workplace Winner list, click here.

Recognition is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, which measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.

“To be recognized during these unprecedented times for our culture and leadership is extremely rewarding,” said GEMCORE’s CEO, Matthew Edwards. “We can’t thank our team enough for contributing to our amazing work culture.”

The Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces list continues to reflect companies in the region that cultivate a connection with their workforce. This year’s Workplaces list ranks about 150 companies, nonprofits, schools, and other employers. These organizations share a commitment to providing support and an environment that makes employees feel valued and respected.

About GEMCORE:

GEMCORE, a family of privately held companies, is an industry leader of diabetes management solutions, mail-order diabetes supplies, wholesale medical supplies, medications, specialty third-party logistics as well as health coaching and disease management. Combined, these value-driven solutions reduce healthcare costs and drive efficiencies for clients while helping to improve patients’ lives. Headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, GEMCORE’s company portfolio includes Edwards Health Care Services, GEMCO Medical, GemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy. For more information, visit www.gemcorehealth.com.

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GEMCORE Provides 100,000 Meals to Those in Need

GEMCORE provides 100,000 meals to those in need

Donation to Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank comes as demand for services increases

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
Mother Teresa

During this global COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded daily at GEMCORE how both the disease and the stay-at-home orders affect our community. Through enhanced safety protocols within our essential businesses, we’ve been lucky to remain open and keep our employees working to provide life-sustaining diabetes supplies and services to our customers nationwide. But we can’t ignore our friends and neighbors closer to home, including those vulnerable to food insecurity. That’s why today, GEMCORE is donating 100,000 healthy meals to our community through the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

If you haven’t heard the term “food insecurity,” you’re not alone – but you’d be surprised how many people experience it. Food insecurity affects millions nationwide, including 1 in 7 individuals and 1 in 5 children in the Akron-Canton region. That’s a lot of people who aren’t certain where their next meal will come from.

“If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.”
Buzz Aldrin

Defined by the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services as a situation of “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways,” food insecurity basically means you don’t have reliable access to the right amount of nutritious foods.

That’s where organizations like the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank step in to help. Soaring unemployment has led to greater stress on the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. In 2019, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank distributed 32.4 million pounds of food to more than 263,000 people, and March 2020 data shows a 30% increase in food distribution and double the number of first-time program visitors. That’s expected to increase in April.

“Ramping up 30% is going to require additional community support,” said Ed Edwards, Founder and Chairman of GEMCORE. “With food insecurity on the rise due to the pandemic, we recognize that the foodbank’s resources are in short supply, and we hope our donation will help.”

From children to senior citizens and from the unemployed to those living on fixed incomes, hunger doesn’t discriminate. If you’re able, we ask that you help us ensure that our friends and neighbors have food on their tables. Donate to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank now.

GEMCORE Adapts Wound Dressing to Help Protect Healthcare Workers

GEMCORE Adapts Wound Dressing to Help Protect Healthcare Workers from Friction Injuries Caused by Personal Protective Equipment and Donates 8,000 Units

Innovative guide shows frontline workers how to adapt silicone dressing for PPE interface use.

GEMCORE, a family of companies, announced today its wholesale medical supply division, GEMCO Medical, will be donating 8,000 pieces of its GEMCORE360º Silicone Lite Wound Dressing to University Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic to help protect healthcare workers who are working with COVID-19 patients. The dressing will come with an adaptation guide to show how it can be used as interface providing protection between the skin and personal protective equipment (PPE).

In the fight against COVID-19, many healthcare workers are experiencing friction injuries and skin breakdown from continuous use of PPE, such as goggles and face masks. Bruising and skin reactions can occur as a result of sustained pressure, tension and friction forces, as well as from the moist environment created with PPE.

“In our conversations with University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic, both hospital systems voiced the need for this type of interface,” said Paul Tracy, President of GEMCORE. “We are incredibly grateful to all the healthcare workers under these extraordinary circumstances, and as an essential business, we will continue to explore ways we can help during this pandemic.”

The GEMCORE360º Brand of Advanced Wound Care Dressings are designed to support healing in all phases of acute and chronic wound environments. However, for this particular application, the Silicone Lite Foam Dressing makes the ideal interface between facial skin and the PPE as it is comprised of a thin hydrophilic soft foam with a flexible, breathable backing. Traditionally used to help heal stubborn wounds, the Silicone Lite Foam Dressing can stay on the skin for days without risk of skin maceration, provides soft cushioning between the PPE and face, and is engineered for gentle, easy removal.

A Singapore study conducted during the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s found that those who developed skin reactions while wearing N95 masks were wearing the masks for an average duration of 8 hours per day.1In a more recent article published in the Journal of Tissue, protecting a healthcare professional’s skin is paramount as skin injuries under the mask could be an entry point for coronavirus, as well as other bacterial, viral or fungal infections acquired in hospitals.2

About GEMCORE

GEMCORE, a family of privately held companies, is an industry leader of diabetes management solutions, mail- order diabetes supplies, wholesale medical supplies, medications, specialty third-party logistics as well as health coaching and disease management. Combined, these value-driven solutions reduce healthcare costs and drive efficiencies for clients while helping to improve patients’ lives. Headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, GEMCORE’s company portfolio includes Edwards Health Care ServicesGEMCO MedicalGemCare Wellnessand GEM Edwards Pharmacy. For more information, visit www.gemcorehealth.com.

1 Foo, C.C.I., Goon, A.T.J., Leow, Y.H. and Goh, C.L., 2006. Adverse skin reactions to personal protective equipment against severe acute respiratory syndrome–a descriptive study in Singapore. Contact dermatitis, 55(5), pp.291-294.
2 Alves, P; Moura, A.; Vaz, A.; Ferreira, A.; Malcato, E.; Mota, F.; Afonso, G.; Ramos, P.; Dias, V.; Homem-Silva, P. PREPI | COVID19 Prevention of skin lesions caused by Personal Protective Equipment (Face masks, respirators, visors and protection glasses). Journal of Tissue Healing and Regeneration 2020. Suplemento da edição Outubro/Março XV.

GEMCORE's 3PL Capabilities

GEMCORE’s Wholesale Division Launches Site Highlighting 3PL Capabilities

GEMCORE’s wholesale division recently announced a refreshed website at www.gemcomedical.com to better reflect the company’s growing third-party logistic (3PL) capabilities. GEMCO Medical is a leading medical supply wholesaler and third-party logistics provider of innovative diabetes supplies and other medical products. Click to read the full news release.