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Genoa reaches milestone with its 300th store

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TAMARAC, Fla. — Genoa Healthcare LLC has opened its 300th pharmacy inside a community mental health center.

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Genoa CEO John Figueroa (3rd from left) at the store opening.

Its latest is in Tamarac, Fla., within a facility operated by Henderson Behavioral Health Inc., which says on its website that it annually provides “health care, housing and hope” for 30,000 people in Florida with what it calls behavioral health conditions.

Genoa says its on-site pharmacy model “helps overcome the barriers many people with mental illness face by providing medicines at the same place these patients receive their care. This increases patients’ medication adherence — improving their health and saving the health care system millions of dollars through lower rates of hospitalization and lower emergency department use.”

The United States needs an increased focus on providing care for individuals with mental health challenges, according to John Figueroa, chief executive officer of Genoa Healthcare.

“Genoa is committed to partnering with behavioral health organizations to help people with mental illnesses and addictions overcome the many barriers they face and improve their lives,” he says. “The tremendous growth we’ve achieved in the past few years is a testament to the innovative ways we help people on their path to recovery. We are excited to celebrate our milestone 300th pharmacy opening with Henderson.”

For Henderson, the pharmacy underscores the company’s dedication to its patients, says CEO Steve Ronik. “Our amazing team of professionals is passionately committed to our patients and their families. The addition of Genoa pharmacists on site will lead to even better outcomes with our expanded and improved interdisciplinary teams.”


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