Our History

INTERNATIONAL – GeoSurgical launched international marketing campaigns for Arabic-speaking and French-speaking markets and received their first order from one of their international websites!

TECHNOLOGY – WestCMR launched its new and improved website.

INTENSIVE GROWTH – The team at WestCMR is the largest it's ever been, now employing 60 people.

2020

2019

COMMUNITY – WestCMR partnered with Clearwater-based entertainment venue Ruth Eckerd Hall as the Presenting Sponsor of its Blast Friday. Blast Friday is a free concert series for the community in Downtown Clearwater, FL, happening on the last Friday of the month from January to May.

TENURE – WestCMR celebrated its first team member to reach 10 years of employment: Global Sales and Acquisitions Director, Sandra Carvalho.

RECOGNITION - WestCMR was officially recognized by GrowFL as a “Florida Company To Watch” at the 9th Annual Florida Companies to Watch Celebration on November 14, 2019, validating the integrity of our business and how we treat our customers and team members.

INTERNATIONAL – WestCMR’s sister company, GeoSurgical, partnered with IBT Online and launched websites for its international customers, namely in the UAE and China.

ONCE AGAIN – This year marks the 6th year in a row WestCMR was named one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

PHILANTHROPY – WestCMR Founder and CEO Randy Ware and two of his employees traveled to Cambodia to participate in a Global Village Build with Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties. 

EXPANSION – WestCMR’s warehouse underwent an impressive 2,000+ square foot expansion and the team added a Marketing Department to grow its brands.

PHILANTHROPY – All employees of WestCMR now receive two paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) days to join the company in its philanthropic aspirations.

FIVE YEARS IN A ROW – Once again, WestCMR was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.”

COMMUNITY – After winning the Large Business of the Year award in 2017, WestCMR team members participated in the Clearwater Regional Chamber's selection committee for the 2018 Large Charity of the Year award.

2018

2017

AWARD – After receiving its 3rd nomination, WestCMR was recognized as the Large Business of the Year at the Clearwater Regional Chamber’s annual dinner. CEO Randy Ware accepted the award and delivered a speech thanking the community for its recognition of the companies growth.

CONTINUED RECOGNITION – For the 4th year in a row, WestCMR was recognized as one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

MILESTONE – WestCMR celebrated 20 years in business with a reception for its team members and their significant others at the beautiful Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort. The anniversary was also when Randy Ware, Founder and CEO, announced the Trip Of A Lifetime (TOAL) program to reward tenured employees: team members reaching 5, 10 and 15 years of service will be sent on an all-expense-paid trip of their choice.

EMPOWERING OUR PEOPLE – In the spring of 2017, WestCMR introduced WestCMR Cares, a program geared towards supporting its employees through hurricane season. Through the program, and in preparation for an incoming storm, each team member receives a hurricane kit with supplies, as well as non-perishable food items and water. Generators, sand bags and wood boards are also made available to help everyone hunker down safely.

INTERNATIONAL – GeoSurgical traveled to Dubai and Germany for their first international tradeshows.

THIRD YEAR IN A ROW – This year marks the 3rd year in a row WestCMR was named one of the "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" by Becker's Hospital Review.

PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS - In the spring of 2016, WestCMR rolled out its Employee Appreciation Program. Monthly appreciation lunches, Employee of the Month awards, Caught You Doing Something Right and other perks are all part of this program designed to celebrate the wonderful and hardworking people behind the services we offer.

PHILANTHROPY – In the spring of 2016, they held the first Cut Funds a Cure fundraising event benefitting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation on-site. Multiple team members rose to the challenge: they got their hair cut or temporarily colored and WestCMR donated $100 per cut/$50 per color to the NPCF.

COMMUNITY – WestCMR was nominated by its local business peers for the Large Business of the Year award, given annually by the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce.

INNOVATION – Ware Consulting, LLC was established. WestCMR Global debuted as the parent company of WestCMR, GeoSurgical, and Ware Consulting.

TECHNOLOGY – WestCMR introduced the option for our customers to purchase directly on our website.

2016

2015

THE BEAT GOES ON - WestCMR hit several milestones: for the 2nd year in a row, they were acknowledged by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare," initiated a corporate-wide Philanthropy Program, completed a building expansion that included a fully equipped gym, increased their staff to 38 employees, and continued their momentum in both market penetration and company growth.

HAVING AN IMPACT - WestCMR was honored with the 2013-2014 Platinum Supplier award from MedAssets, an award that less than 5% of MedAssets' 1,800 suppliers receive.

CONTINUED GROWTH - WestCMR broke ground on a 11,000 square foot expansion and set a goal to add 6-8 more employees by the end of the year.

FIRST TIME - WestCMR was named one of the "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" by Becker's Hospital Review.

2014

2013

CONTINUED GROWTH - By 2013, WestCMR grew to 22 employees and moved from Seminole, FL to a fully renovated 15,000 square foot facility in Clearwater, FL.

GIVING BACK - In 2013, the WestCMR team made a concerted effort to make an impact on their communities and the organizations they work with.

A SEAT AT THE TABLE - WestCMR became the first company of its kind to secure a national contract with one of the Big 5 GPOs (MedAssets). 

2012

2011

ESTABLISHING AWARENESS - What was once a company of "one" became 13 employees in 2011. These talented specialists embarked on the difficult journey of creating awareness in a relatively complacent healthcare industry by challenging the status quo.

GROWTH - WestCMR's first employee was hired in 2009. They began assembling a team of specialists to further solidify its position as the single largest buyer of surplus surgical disposable products in the U.S. market. 

2009

1997

INCEPTION - WestCMR was founded in May of 1997 by Randy Ware (current CEO). Randy's vision to address the immense waste in healthcare spurred an innovative way to put money back into healthcare facilities and prevent viable surgical supplies from ending up in landfills.