Arimed Orthotics & Prosthetics, Brooklyn, New York, a family-owned business founded in 1949, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and marked the occasion with a dinner for 100 attendees, including physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and employees.
According to Arimed, the late Aristotle Mirones opened the business three years after immigrating to the United States from Greece. Today, Arimed is run by his son, President Steven Mirones, CO, C.Ped, FAAOP. Steven’s brother, Matthew Mirones, CPO, C.Ped, served as the previous president.
“Dad’s story is the classic immigrant story,” Steven Minores said. “He left us with the building blocks to carry on-those building blocks being integrity, hard work, and a commitment to patient care. It’s very gratifying to be celebrating our 60th anniversary this year.”
More than two-thirds of Arimed’s 40 staff members have been with the company for five years or longer. Fourteen individuals with ten or more years of service were recognized at the company’s anniversary dinner, which was held at the Kellari Parea restaurant in Manhattan. The following employees were recognized: Michael Callas, ten years; Carmen Collado, ten years; Hossain Bhuiyan Delwar, ten years; Garry Donaldson, CO, 27 years; Fitzmorris Henry, 26 years; Mohammad Nazrul Islam, CFo, 13 years; Helene Jarrett, 16 years; Anna Koullias, CFm, 12 years; Michael Koullias, CO, 14 years; Nestor Lopez, 13 years; Evelyn Neonakis, 29 years; Miguel Peterson, CFo, 11 years; Jose Quinteros, 11 years; and Claire Simon, 12 years.
Steven Mirones commented, “Because Arimed has put together a solid team and has maintained strong relationships with the medical community, the company has continued to thrive at a time when the medical field is coping with declining insurance reimbursement rates, increasing compliance requirements, and a weakening economy. We don’t have a lot of turnover, and we have a lot of dedicated long-term employees… We hire good people, people who are committed to the profession and exceed our expectations.”