In memoriam: Dan Mulvihill
April 22, 2015
Today, I found out that Dan Mulvihill died on February 6, 2015. He will be missed.
Dan Mulvihill was a pioneer in diagnostic imaging equipment, a Marine Corps veteran and a loving husband and family man.
All who knew him knew him to be a gentleman. He was honest and in business, his word was his bond.
I learned a lot from Dan and I always felt like he was a mentor of mine. In business, he was practical. He had good judgment and trusted people when they deserved it and until they proved otherwise.
He was impeccably honest and would not even let you take him to lunch. In an environment where so many people looked for ways to benefit personally, Dan always followed the straight and narrow. It took two years of working together before he let me take him to lunch.
He was extremely knowledgeable about equipment and had a great memory. If you could not remember the name of the fellow that had the gantry crane in St. Louis, you knew you could call Dan.
He loved the Marine Corps. I cannot remember if he was a navigator or a radio operator on Marine transport planes, but I know he traveled back and forth between Southern California and the Orient.
After the Marine Corps, he worked as an RT and ended up being in charge of a hospital radiology department in Southern California. From there, as I recall, he went to National Medical Enterprises, where he served as an asset manager and helped NME to remarket surplus assets. After that, he went to the Link Group, where he remarketed assets as well.
I did hundreds of deals with Dan, including buying my first mobile MRI.
I cannot say enough good things about Dan Mulvihill or the positive influence he had on me and my career.
I feel terrible because I had fallen out of touch with Dan and I should have known. The moral of the story is reach out to the people who are special to you and stay in touch with them because they are not going to be here forever.
Dan was devoted to his wife, Rita, and his children. I am sure they will all miss him, but I am just as sure that they are as proud of him as I am to say that he was my friend.
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About Phil Jacobus
Phil Jacobus has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in 35 countries and still travels extensively. Phil is active in charity, helps rural clinics and always tries to help DOTmed users when he can.
Phil is a member of AHRA, HFMA, AAMI and the Cryogenic Society of America. He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals and has addressed trade groups.
Phil's proudest achievement is that he has been happily married to his wife Barbara since 1989, who helped him found DOTmed in 1998.
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