To give economically disadvantaged people access to outstanding medical care, create new jobs in a working environment that celebrates equality and diversity, and eliminate needless waste in landfills through the reselling and donation of hospital medical equipment.
To repurpose one million pieces of high-quality medical equipment by 2027, so quality healthcare becomes accessible to millions of people worldwide and local economies are stimulated through the creation of new jobs.
“It is reassuring that ZRG is actively involved with the Biomedical community and following all the state and federal regulations.”
Working Daily With:
Transparency ● Accountability ● Efficiency ● Empathy ● Teamwork
Our dedication to transparency incites honesty and accountability in our practices
We approach all situations with empathy, giving us a truer understanding of our clients’ experience
As a team, we tackle issues head-on to maximize efficiency
Instilling hope for a better future
By giving back to disadvantaged communities with the medical supplies we donate, repurpose, and reuse, we equip individuals with the resources they need to discover their own capabilities to become more self-sufficient.
Mimi and Tony’s Story
Imagine having a reset button to life.
An opportunity to change the story. To infuse new life into an old thing. To choose yes instead of no.
A second chance to be incredible. Useful. Purposeful. NEEDED.
We believe second chances are more than just great opportunities — they’re
responsibility exercised in real-time. That’s why we’ve been repurposing medical equipment — and keeping it out of dumpsters — since 2013.
Hi, we’re Mimi and Tony Lively, CEO, President, and Owners of ZRG Medical. We give used medical equipment a second life and provide the healthcare community with value-based savings…all while doing our small part to preserve the Earth for future generations.
In the Beginning.
The catalyst for ZRG Medical is a mixed collection of experiences…
In the ‘60s, every beer and soda can had a sharp, removable tab, and unfortunately, those tabs rarely made it into garbage cans. As a little girl, Mimi’s family made countless visits to the San Diego Bay, always filled with happy memories…except for the time when Mimi’s dad stepped on one of those abandoned tabs. There was blood. A lot of blood. And it created a lasting impression in Mimi’s mind that people get hurt when trash is not properly disposed of.
In 1971, the Keep America Beautiful advertising campaign began to air on TV, featuring a Native American man crying because of the way people were destroying the land with their trash. The commercial heightened Mimi’s awareness of a major problem — even though she was just a child. At the same time, her grandparents were composting family meal scraps (you know, eggshells, coffee grounds, and banana peels) and growing their own organic food, not because it was trendy — but because it was the right thing to do.
A deep respect for the Earth — along with a passion for recycling and repurposing — was born.
Even as a kid, Tony was a natural born networker. By the time he was in the 8th grade, he’d built his first business, mowing lawns, for extra cash every day after school. His love for people and making connections continued to develop over the years, eventually paving the path for a successful career in IT.
Somewhere along the way, Mimi and Tony met, fell in love, and got married.
In time, Tony began working for a company that recycled and flipped all sorts of equipment. Ultimately, they began focusing on medical equipment. Tony reached out and found the California Medical Instrumentation Association (CMIA), that centers its attention on the professionals who maintain and repair medical devices. He thrived when networking with like-minded people who appreciated the benefits of repairing and repurposing technology.
One conversation after another led to the same conclusion — there’s an incredible amount of medical equipment regularly being replaced in the healthcare industry. It’s not that the equipment was unusable…it’s simply being switched for newer technologies.
When Tony’s employer liquidated the company, he and Mimi saw an entrepreneurial opportunity to continue providing a valuable service for the medical industry, while fulfilling Mimi’s vision of caring for the Earth. Together, they decided to create ZRG Medical.
Today, we partner with credible and established hospitals, surgery centers, doctor’s offices, and healthcare technology management professionals to give gently-used medical equipment the second life it deserves — at price points the healthcare community LOVES.
It’s not just our 9-5 job…it’s our passion.
For us, every contract is a new opportunity to make medical technology affordable for the healthcare community while allowing larger organizations to responsibly recycle unneeded equipment and recoup part of their investment.
We’re proud of what we do.
From our Earth-based approach for repurposing equipment, to our investment in continuing education, to knowing the work we do contributes to bettering people’s health every day, we’re committed to providing the healthcare industry with smarter, more responsible ways to manage equipment.
“Professional and easy to get along with.”
We coordinate with hospital supply chain staff to remove surplus medical equipment in the safest, most efficient and environmentally conscious manner.
We regularly receive a variety of medical products that are sold wholesale for reuse world-wide, creating a continuous turnover of high-demand inventory.
We provide medical equipment rental options for hospitals, doctors’ offices, surgery and medical centers in need of medical products or devices.