TAMPA, Fla. — In a deal brokered by AshHEALTH, Benzer Pharmacy announced Monday the signing of Rochester, N.Y.-based, pharmacy buying group, QualityCare Pharmacies as the newest member to join its fast-growing Benzer Group Purchasing Organization (GPO).
Tonya Shackelford, Benzer Pharmacy, President, “We are thrilled that QualityCare Pharmacies has joined our GPO Model. QualityCare members will benefit from the comprehensive healthcare program and preferred pricing and pharmacy management model driven through Benzer. Not to mention, Benzer offers a pharmacy support program aimed at transitioning population health across its member base into remuneration for every member affiliate,” said Tonya Shackelford, president of Benzer Pharmacy.
QualityCare Pharmacies has nearly 800 members that will now qualify to receive first rate prescription drug pricing and value-based care support services offered through Benzer Pharmacy Group Healthcare Hub of Programs.
“After an extensive search, we chose Benzer Pharmacy Group because of its commitment and proven track-record with its own stores to help our members grow their pharmacy business” stated, Lanny Doud, executive director, QualityCare Pharmacies. Doud also adds, “It’s a difficult climate for independent pharmacy, we needed options for our members and Benzer offers that. They have built their pharmacy operations and support infrastructure around value-based care, this is a model our members need in order to increase patient traffic, win preferred employer and insurer contracts and enhance the value added patient services expected by our members.”
The companies acknowledged AshHEALTH LLC. founded by industry power broker, Ashton Maaraba for facilitating the transaction and for its outstanding leadership throughout the process.