Welcome to the Mozena Medical and Surgical Supplies and Equipment website. Mozena Medical is also a brick-and-mortar retail and wholesale store in Long Beach, CA.
Many people who get into the medical supply and equipment business are motivated primarily by the desire to make a profit.
My motive is different.
For nearly 20 years, I have had a thriving publishing/printing business which amply provides for my family.
But I have almost as much experience in the medical supply and equipment industry.
|I learned much of it from my father. From 1945 until his death in 1979, my dad worked hard in the medical supply field. In 1954, he purchased the company he worked for. He died a young man at 58, having raised eight children.
My reason for re-entering this field is that I didn't want my God-given experience through my father to go to waste. I wanted to help people in times of need save money on their medical supplies and equipment. I want to give back what I have learned.
My senior citizen neighbors often complain to me about the high costs of medical equipment, supplies and so forth, especially for those who live on fixed incomes. I also learn a lot from my mother, a senior citizen, about the needs of seniors.
I can help lower the high costs of medical equipment and supplies.
Former President Bill Clinton said "I feel your pain," but I can not only sympathize and empathize with you, I can help alleviate that pain. I can help lower medical supply and equipment costs as well as prescription drug prices for everyone, but especially for seniors, the disabled and those on fixed incomes.
Look at my experience. While political leaders talk about lowering costs, I have practical experience of having done it. I know how to do it.
Do you want to purchase your medical supplies, equipment and prescriptions for less than you will pay at other companies?
You have come to the right place, and you are dealing with the right man and the right company.
In the field of medicine, in supply and equipment as well as patient care, I have a huge amount of experience.
I entered the field as a youngster of 9 at my father's physician and hospital supply company. I put together admission kits, which were used in hospitals and nursing homes.
In fact, I got experience in virtually every facet of the business:
- Cleaning toilets
- Shipping and receiving
- Picking orders
- Stocking shelves
- Typing invoices
- Purchasing, quoting governmental bids
- Selling medical and surgical supplies.
Moreover, as a part of my education at Monroe High School I took a medical career class in which I learned not only theoretical knowledge in anatomy and medical terminology, but also gained practical experience in medical equipment and supplies, from how to use a steam autoclave to how to insert a catheter.
Beyond this, I had a summer internship, which turned into a job, working for the State of Oregon's Health Science Center in their Lab Stores, in their Hospital Accounting and Purchasing Department, where I learned the workings of the governmental accounting and purchasing system.
Upon my father's death, I managed the Seattle branch of the company. A year later, I found a buyer and sold the Portland, OR and Seattle company.
Our company was both wholesale and retail. In retail, we dealt with home health agreements with health organizations. I learned not only how to quote bids but how to get price protections from the manufacturers. I have dealt with many of these manufacturers for years, and will work with them now to create lower prices that will benefit you.
After I sold the company I inherited from my father, I made a bold move and got a job working for the leading hospital supply company, American Hospital Supply at its corporate headquarters in Chicago. While I was working there, the company reached a billion dollars in annual sales.
Subsequently, I moved to Boston, where I worked for Daly Drug and Supply. At the same time, I was learning to develop a national medical company in each region of the country.
After finishing college as a full-time student, I moved to Los Angeles, where I got a job within a week at FoxMeyer Hospital Supply.My territory covered hospitals such as California Hospital and White Memorial in Los Angeles, and hospitals in the San Fernando Valley. With much success and the award of the large hospital contract, V.H.A., I was asked to move to Arizona to help service the new contract there.
Later, I would work for Bay Area Surgical and Stuart's Drug and Supply in San Francisco, capping off my supply experience in the field.
My knowledge is extensive, on everything from enemas to wheelchairs, from exam tables to surgical procedure packs.
I have also had the opportunity to work for two of my brothers who are physicians. I worked from front office to back office, learning billing systems for everything from Medicare to Blue Cross.
Given all this experience, I pledge to those who purchase from my company that I will continue to strive to offer the highest quality medical supply and equipment products at the lowest prices.
I hope you will allow my company to help you -- because your family's health is as important as my family's health.
I, my family, and staff will appreciate your patronage.
Best wishes and good health,
|Steve Mozena, President, and his daughter, Arista, and wife, Lucille.|