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Reliable Medical: Realign Roles, Rebrands Orbit

August 2023, MINNEAPOLIS – Reliable Medical is re-aligning its leadership and moving Brandon Bliss, former CEO of Orbit Medical, which it acquired in December 2022, into an executive vice president role, where he will oversee growth and operations for all divisions. . “Under Brandon’s direction, we expect continued thoughtful and intentional growth, while maintaining a focus on our core customer and best in class service,” said Katie Stevens, CEO.

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Reliable Medical: We're Finding the Right Markets. 

April 2023,  Reliable Medical closed on two acquisitions and opened five new locations in a busy first quarter of 2023. The company acquired Tusk Mobility in Northpoint, Ala., and Capstone Medical Partners in Lakewood, Wash., two upstart complex rehab providers, and opened new locations in California, Indiana, Tennessee and Florida (Tampa and Orlando). 

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Kyle Walker named Regional Vice President

July 2022, Kyle Walker has been named Regional Vice President in charge of the Central region. He has spent the majority of his career in the rehabilitation field with a focus in assistive technologies. Kyle has worked in numerous capacities in the field from a practicing provider, leading national operations, to contracting and business development in commercial and workers compensation. Kyle currently holds his ATP certificate, a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Iowa State University, and his master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Purdue University. Kyle is currently the Vice-chair of RESNAs Professional Standards Board, and member of RESNAs Development Board. He regularly reviews scientific papers in assistive technology and is an advisory board member for the University of Pittsburgh’s Masters of Rehabilitation Technology program.


HME News: Reliable Medical marches further west. 

May 2022, Reliable Medical has staked a claim in California with its acquisition of Hometown Medical Supplies, a San Jose-based provider of primarily mobility equipment. 

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Reliable Medical Announces California Entrance with Purchase of Hometown Medical Supplies. 

May, 2022 Reliable Medical is pleased to announce the entrance into California with the Purchase of Hometown Medical Supplies. 

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HomeCare: A Fresh Approach to Leadership

February, 2022 : HME Woman of the Year Katie Stevens on the strength of small businesses

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HME News: Katie Stevens on Having a Team of 'Happy People'

February, 2022 Leading through a pandemic has made Katie Stevens lean more toward the empathetic side of her nature, creating change both in how she manages employees and how she evolves her business model. 

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NRRTS Directions; Thoughtful, Intentional  Guidance

January 2021; A three-month temp job almost 20 years ago led Katie Stevens, CEO of Reliable Medical, to her calling in the Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) industry, 

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Mobility Management Magazine: Growing with Intention. 

December, 2021- In extraordinary times, Reliable Medical’s CEO Katie Stevens sees opportunities to care for both clients and employees

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2021 HME Women of the Year: Katie Stevens

December, 2021:In a virtual ceremony held December 16, Katie Stevens was named 2021 Home Medical Equipment (HME) Woman of the Year. Stevens is chief executive officer (CEO) of Reliable Medical Supply, headquartered in Minneapolis. She has more than 15 years of experience in healthcare and has demonstrated expertise in business development and healthcare operations throughout her career.

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US Rehab: Member Spotlight

September, 2021- In honor of CRT Provider Day as part of CRT Awareness week, we are proud to feature U.S. Rehab member Katie Stevens, CEO of Reliable Medical Supply! We recently had the opportunity to chat with Katie about her experience in the CRT industry.

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Reliable Medical: In it for the Long Haul- HME News

September, 2021  Reliable Medical in August entered its third partnership as part of the company’s plan to grow “in an intentional manner” under CEO Katie Stevens. 

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Talk Rehab: Katie Stevens

November, 2020:  Katherine M. Stevens - aka Katie - shares her story of growth, accomplishments, and her belief in the world of seating & mobility. In her current position as Vice President of  Operations for Reliable Medical in the great (and cold) state of Minnesota, Katie is positioned to do great things for the people who need complex rehab technology and for the people that provide it.

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August 2021 – Reliable Medical (“RM”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Complex Rehabilitation Technologies, INC (“CRT”).

CRT, Inc. was founded in 2014 and has since become a leading provider of complex rehab solutions in Texas. With the addition of CRT, Reliable expands its commitment to excellence to a larger client base in need of customized mobility equipment.

“We are pleased to welcome CRT to the Reliable Family,” stated Katie Stevens, CEO of RM. “As a company we are committed to focusing on intentional growth for the right reasons by targeting companies who share the people-centric approach that has led to Reliable’s success. Our ongoing partnership with Rose and the CRT team will serve as a paramount example of intentional growth, and our commitment to people-first cultures.” 


Deborah Wade Announced as CFO at Reliable Medical. 

May 2021- Reliable Medical is proud to announce that Deborah Wade has been named Chief Financial Officer. Deborah Wade joined the Reliable Medical team in 2020. Having worked the majority of her career working in complex rehab in various different markets. She has held various financial leadership positions throughout her career. With her experience with financial forecasting, M&A work, financial and operational data analytics, operations across a mix of home medical equipment specialties. Her focus is providing oversight and direction for financial reporting and process improvement.  Deborah earned her Bachelors of Applied Science in Accounting from Auburn University. 


Exciting Changes Happening at Reliable Medical. 

December 2020 – Reliable Medical Supply (“RMS”), a leading provider complex rehab technology (“CRT”), clinical respiratory products, and durable medical equipment (“DME”) and supplies is pleased to announce that Debra Kalk (“Debbie”) will be moving into the role of Culture and Advocacy Ambassador, with Katie Stevens stepping into the Chief Executive Officer role for the organization.  Debbie has been with RMS for over 20 years and will continue to help the Company navigate its next phase of growth. Prior to assuming the CEO role, Katie oversaw operations at RMS and led the Company’s integration efforts as it expanded its geographic footprint into three new states over the past 18 months.

“It has been an honor to serve Reliable Medical as its CEO” stated Debra Kalk. “I am excited to continue to serve RMS and our customers in a role that will give me more time with family as I move closer to retirement. I am excited to remain connected to our people and maintain engagement with our industry which requires all hands-on deck in the face of Covid-19. I am also very happy to see Katie Stevens step into the CEO role. When determining my successor, I selected Katie based not only on her skill set and experience, but her dedication to our people, clients, and core values.”

In addition to her ongoing role at RMS, Debbie will continue pursuing complex rehabilitation advocacy as an active member on the board of NCART and with other industry organizations. 
Prior to joining Reliable Medical Supply, Katie Stevens spent 14 years in various leadership roles in the complex rehab technology industry. Since joining the Reliable team in January 2020, she has worked closely with Debbie, RMS’ growing management team, and strategic industry partners to develop strategic growth plans, solve operational challenges stemming from Covid-19, and maintain a strong company culture as a Top Workplace in Minnesota for six consecutive years.

About Reliable Medical

Headquartered outside of Minneapolis, RMS is a leading provider of complex rehab technology, clinical respiratory products, and durable medical equipment and supplies across the Central United States. RMS serves a fragile patient base of pediatric and adult patients with conditions such as ALS, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, a severe spinal cord injury, and stage four COPD, among others. For more information, please visit

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