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 President/CEO has expanded Bluegrass Oxygen to 6 locations that service well over 100 counties in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Virginia 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 Senior Vice 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).
Christi, a Registered Respiratory therapist since 1995, joined the Bluegrass Oxygen team in 2014 as the Clinical Coordinator for our Sleep Program and currently serves as the Branch Manager of our Louisville location. She is a graduate from the University of Louisville with an Applied Science degree in Respiratory Therapy. Christi brings 18 years of experience in Acute Care Respiratory and Leadership, as well as 2 years of Sales and Marketing in the Home Care industry. She is a current member of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) and has served 8 years as a Chapter 7 Regional Director for the Indiana Society of Respiratory Care.
Randy joined the Bluegrass Oxygen team in July of 2011 and serves as General Manager of our Somerset, Kentucky office location. He has worked in the homecare industry since 1982, starting with Southern KY Medical in Somerset, Kentucky. In 1984, Randy transferred to operate M&M Medical in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. From 1994 to 2009, Randy owned and operated Prescription Oxygen (RxO2, Inc.) in Gallipolis, Ohio. Active in the community, Randy was a member of the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce and coached youth football and baseball for 12 years.
"I am pleased to be a part of this wonderful Southern Kentucky community and look forward to meeting the needs of our patients with professionalism and compassion."
Dennis, a Registered Respiratory Therapist since 1994, joined the team at Bluegrass Oxygen in the summer of 2001. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a degree in Respiratory Care and minor background in Business Administration. He serves as the General Manager of the Cincinnati office and also assists with the marketing aspect of the company. He has extensive knowledge in the homecare and hospital environments. He formerly worked at Claris.
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."