Michael has worked in the homecare business since 1980 and opened his first medical equipment business in 1982. Michael opened Bluegrass Oxygen in 1996 and as its CEO has expanded Bluegrass Oxygen to 4 locations that service well over 75 counties in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee. Michael is a native of Lexington, Kentucky where he attended the University of Kentucky and played Football for the 'Wildcats'. Michael graduated from Cal Western in San Diego, California in 1975, with a BS in Business Administration where he also played football. He was signed as a free agent with the NFL’s Houston Oilers as a defensive end in 1975. Michael served on the Board of Directors of the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation for four three year terms and is currently on the board of directors of the Daniel Pitino Foundation, as well as being involved with the Lexington Clinic Foundation, University of Louisville Cancer Research Institute, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and numerous other charities. Michael states that his mission at Bluegrass Oxygen is, 'To afford each and every patient the highest quality of care possible, regardless of their ability to pay for our services.'
Craig, a Registered Respiratory Therapist, joined Bluegrass Oxygen in February of 1999. He currently serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer for Bluegrass Oxygen. Craig earned an Associate of Applied Science degree (Respiratory Therapy) in 1993, a Bachelor of Business Administration (Management) degree in 1994 and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in 1996. He has worked in the home care field since November of 1996 and is a member of the Kentucky Sleep Society (KYSS), American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC), and the Kentucky Medical Equipment Suppliers Association (KMESA).
"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; that is to have succeeded."-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring; all of which have the potential to turn a life around." -Leo Buscaglia
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -Mahatma Ghandi
Lisa joined the Bluegrass Oxygen team in April of 2009. She is a graduate of Henry Clay High School and went on to study accounting at Lexington Community College. She has worked in the healthcare industry since 1988, working at a local hospital. She went on to work at a health insurance company where she served as manager of the claims department. Lisa began her career at Bluegrass Oxygen in the Billing Department, and now serves as Vice President of Operations for all locations.
Keshia joined the Bluegrass Oxygen team in November of 2013. She graduated from Somerset Community College in 2012 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Respiratory Therapy. Keshia currently serves as the Branch Manager in our Somerset office location.
"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou
Landon joined Bluegrass Oxygen in 2013 as an intern at our Lexington office location. Landon earned a bachelor of Business and Organizational communication degree from the University of Kentucky in 2014 and became a full time CSR/Marketing Representative for Bluegrass Oxygen. Landon now serves as the Branch Manager of our Louisville office location.
"Our hard working staff takes a patient-first mentality to every single patient we serve and as a result the patient receives quality care and more importantly a better quality of life.”
Bill has been in the home medical equipment industry for over 24 years. He started in 1988 for Southern Kentucky Medical Equipment, which was later purchased by LoveJoy Medical. After working for LoveJoy Medical for some time, Bill decided to pursue ownership and management of Homecare Medical. Following a brief successful run, the company was purchased by American Home Patient and Bill began working for Pulmonary Homecare in Southeastern Kentucky, until he took on the General Manager role with Bluegrass Oxygen in 2001.
Bill achieves great satisfaction with being involved in many community programs and organizations, including The American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the McCreary County Chamber of Commerce, where he holds a board of director's seat.
"Over the past 24 years, I have had the privilege to meet and serve many great individuals and families who rely on our services to give them a better quality of life. I know that the little things are what make a difference in helping others and that is why I strive to give the most caring and professional care possible to my patients. My patients are like family and each one is very important to me."