For over 20 years, Heritage Diabetic Supply has been a trusted resource for people with diabetes. Steve and Sandra Jenkins started Heritage Diabetic Supply back in 1996 with a clear goal: to provide exceptional assistance to patients with diabetes by offering one-on-one personal service. They met this objective by delivering diabetic testing supplies directly to patients and handling all the necessary insurance claim forms and paperwork.
In March of 2012, Heritage Diabetic Supply was acquired by US Healthcare Supply. The two groups agreed that the core message and objectives of the company would remain unchanged under the new leadership. US Healthcare Supply stayed committed to those original objectives, while also seeking to broaden the scope of services available to Heritage’s patient base. Notably, new bracing and medical equipment was offered to patients in need. With this expansion also came a focus on working with private insurers to provide services to even more patients. US Healthcare Supply’s commitment to providing high quality products and exemplary customer service are a positive reflection of the original objectives Heritage Diabetic Supply was founded on.
When Jon P. Letko acquired Heritage Diabetic Supply from Sandra Jenkins in 2012, Sandra agreed to stay on at Heritage and continue her service to the company and community. This decision made for an easy and seamless transition for the patients at Heritage Diabetic Supply. Mrs. Jenkins is still employed at the company today and continues to help patients with their medical equipment and bracing needs.
At Heritage Diabetic Supply, we continue to provide medical supplies and bracing products to the local community in Marion, North Carolina. Mail order services are also available for patients’ convenience. We work closely with each of our patients to ensure they have the supplies and equipment they need. We take the time to answer all of their questions, and handle all of the required insurance paperwork so our patients don’t have to. Our mission is to operate to the benefit and well-being of both our employees and our customers.
US Healthcare Supply and Heritage Diabetic Supply have teamed up for various fundraising initiatives over the years. Perhaps the most notable are our numerous Breast Cancer Awareness fundraisers. Jon Letko lost his mother to breast cancer when he was very young. In her honor, Letko and his family have joined in the fight against this disease in the hopes of one day finding a cure. The staff at US Healthcare Supply and Heritage Diabetic Supply have joined forces in this fight and have put on various events – including fundraisers, raffles, and walk-a-thons in order to raise money for breast cancer research.
Over the past 5 years, the staff at both companies have collectively raised over $13,000 through their efforts. Mr. Letko has matched every dollar earned and raised by the employees during these events – bringing the total amount of fundraising to $27,400 to date! All funds have been donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrfcure.org), an organization which uses 91 cents out of every dollar they receive to finance breast cancer research and awareness programs. This is a cause that is dear to all of our hearts, and we will continue to champion it. In the future, we hope to build on these fundraising efforts to assist in finding a cure for breast cancer.