MEDIchair Awards Nanaimo Location National 'Best Dressed' Store Award


Apr 13, 2007

MEDIchair Nanaimo was recently selected as the winner of the 2006 Harry Mykolaishyn Best Dressed Store Award among the organization’s 60+ locations across Canada. This achievement award is presented annually to the MEDIchair franchisee whose overall store layout, design, and presentation, (as seen through the eyes of the customer), best exemplifies MEDIchair’s core values of care, knowledge, value and customer service excellence.

MEDIchair COO, Bas van Lankvelt, said: “Mickey and Lynn Jahelka have created a flagship store that embodies the essence of MEDIchair and its branding statement - the Home Medical Equipment Specialists,” . “MEDIchair Nanaimo listened to its customers who wanted a retail space that allowed people to experience and trial products prior to purchasing them. The end result is a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art retail space with approximately half dedicated to a show room designed for MEDIchair’s customers.

“We wanted to create a warm and relaxing, customer-friendly, one-stop-shopping experience where people could navigate throughout our retail space, see products in their natural setting (e.g. bathroom, stairs, & bedroom) and then ‘test-drive’ them prior to purchase,” said Co-owner Mickey Jahelka.

“We spent a lot of time designing the store to make it as non-intimidating as possible and yet very efficient,” says Co-owner Lynn Jahelka. “From the handicapped parking stalls in front of the store, to the double wide sliding front doors and the multi-level reception desk (to accommodate people in wheelchairs), we have designed this store for customer efficiency. There is a flow to our store from reception to showroom to our receiving dock and warehousing and servicing areas. Every little detail has been painstakingly examined to maximize efficiency and enhance customer satisfaction and ease of use.”

“Receiving this award is especially gratifying to us,” adds Mickey Jahelka. “We also share this award with our 20+ employees who played an integral role in helping us to create what we consider to be one of the best Home Medical Equipment retail spaces in Canada.”


MEDIchair, a LifeMark Health Management company, is North America’s largest and fastest growing Home Medical Equipment (HME) franchise company with stores from coast-to-coast in Canada.

MEDIchair stores carry a comprehensive line of Home Medical Equipment products including wheelchairs, scooters, lift chairs, bathroom safety products, home accessibility solutions, and soft/disposable personal health care products such as incontinence supplies, wound care, compression, and bracing. These specialty products are designed to enhance the quality of life for people experiencing disabilities, injuries, surgeries, and aging.

MEDIchair prides itself on providing caring, knowledgeable and highly trained consultants committed to finding the right home health care product solution for each customer. MEDIchair also promotes good health through its public education and awareness programs, and through its adherence to best practice management.

For more information, please contact:
Mr. & Mrs. Mickey & Lynn Jahelka, co-owners, MEDIchair Nanaimo, (250) 756-9875

Bas van Lankvelt, COO, MEDIchair (403) 204-1419
Neil Bousquet APR, PR MEDIchair (403) 256-8834

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