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Conversation with Kelly Thakkar from J2S at MDExpo

As MD Expo Las Vegas wraps up, I had the opportunity to chat with Kelly Thakkar, a vibrant presence in the healthcare technology management (HTM) community and a key figure at J2S Medical. Kelly shared insights into her work, the ever changing landscape of HTM, her company's commitment to community and innovation, and a bit about her life as a mom of twins.

District Sales Manager, Eastern Region at J2S Medical


About Kelly Thakkar and J2S Medical

 J2S Medical, a provider known for its comprehensive support in the HTM industry, specializing in infusion equipment. They offer a broad range of services including the provision of replacement parts, service, and rental equipment. Situated in Cincinnati, Ohio, J2S Medical has a national reach, providing solutions across the United States.


Innovations and Community Impact

During our discussion, Kelly highlighted how J2S Medical not only focuses on the commercial aspects but also heavily invests in community welfare and education. The company is known for its annual volunteer services and has established strong ties with local community colleges to offer internships, providing practical experience to the next generation of HTM professionals.


One of the noted memories Kelly shared was the initiative led by Sarah Stem, a founder of J2S Medical, who passed away in 2024. Her legacy includes significant contributions to community service, notably a diaper bank initiative that aids children in impoverished areas. This effort showcases how J2S Medical extends its impact beyond the HTM industry into broader community support.

Sarah Stem(1979-2024), will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

 The Future of HTM According to Kelly

 Looking ahead, Kelly is optimistic about the future of the HTM field. She notes a significant increase in educational opportunities about the industry, which is attracting more young people and women to the field—two demographics that have been historically underrepresented in HTM. These shifts suggest a more diverse and dynamic future for the industry, promising innovations and new perspectives on technology management in healthcare.


Engaging with the HTM Community

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 Kelly is also actively involved with several Biomedical associations, reflecting her commitment to fostering professional connections and advancing the industry's standards. Her work with associations like the Kentucky Association for Medical Instrumentation underscores her leadership role within the HTM community.


J2S Medical's Open Invitation

 For those interested in connecting with J2S Medical or Kelly, she encourages reaching out through their website or directly via phone. Her openness and willingness to engage with both peers and newcomers alike exemplify the welcoming nature of the HTM community.


As we concluded our interview, Kelly's enthusiasm for her work and her vision for the future of HTM were undeniable. Her dedication to both her company and her community serves as an inspiration for many in the industry, pointing towards a future where technology and humanity go hand in hand in creating better healthcare solutions.

Life at Home: Twin Girls

 Adding a personal touch to our conversation, Kelly shared about her life as a mother to identical twin girls, describing it as a "beautiful storm." Managing a demanding career along with twin toddlers presents its challenges and joys, illustrating Kelly's multitasking capabilities both at work and home.

To listen to Kelly's live interview on HTM On The Line Podcast at MDExpo Vegas, click here and skip to the 45:40 minute mark.

This podcast is sponsored by The College  of  Biomedical Equipment Technology. You can find out more information about this outstanding institution at CBET.EDU. 

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