SOURCE: OnePoint Patient Care

OnePoint Patient Care

February 04, 2010 14:52 ET

OnePoint Patient Care Wins Contract to Provide Pharmacy and PBM Services to Three Illinois Hospices

Hospices Select OnePoint for Its 24-Hour Accessibility, World-Class Clinical Support and Superior Cost-Management Assistance

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - February 4, 2010) - OnePoint Patient Care, an independent hospice pharmacy services provider, announced today that three Chicago-area not-for-profit hospices have selected OnePoint as the sole provider of hospice pharmacy services to their patients.

After a thorough review process, the hospices selected OnePoint to provide drug dispensing and cost management services that will enable them to provide the highest level of care to their patients. With these three hospices on its roster of Chicago hospice partners, OnePoint becomes the dominant hospice pharmacy services provider in the Chicago market.

"Being selected as the preferred pharmacy services provider for these three esteemed hospices validates our full-service model and is a distinct honor for OnePoint Patient Care," said James A. Otterbeck, OnePoint's chairman and chief executive officer.

The three hospices OnePoint will begin serving include Horizon Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. of Chicago; Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter of Glenview, Ill.; and Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care of Park Ridge, Ill. These three hospices serve patients throughout the Chicago area, including Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, Will and Dupage Counties.

"By dispensing and delivering medications locally and combining that with top-tier clinical consulting and cost-management programs, we are able to provide a level of responsiveness, quality and commitment to our hospice partners that no other pharmacy or PBM can," said Michael Porpora, senior vice president of the Midwest region for OnePoint. "We look forward to bringing this high-level service to these three hospices and their patients."

"We are very excited to realize the many benefits OnePoint Patient Care can help us provide our patients," said Mary Sheehan, president and chief executive officer of Midwest Palliative and Hospice CareCenter. "By working with OnePoint, we ensure that our patients get their medications delivered to their doorstep promptly, our caregivers receive personal service from highly knowledgeable hospice clinicians, and our management teams improve their cost-efficiency with online access to real-time reporting capabilities. All of this means we can concentrate on our primary mission -- to provide compassionate care and comfort to people facing the ends of their lives."

About OnePoint Patient Care

OnePoint Patient Care is the nation's leading locally based hospice pharmacy services provider, filling prescriptions, creating custom compounds and providing home deliveries for more than 10,000 patients per day. In addition, OnePoint provides clinical consulting and cost management services designed to help hospices provide superior, yet cost-effective palliative care for their patients. OnePoint operates local pharmacies that provide same-day deliveries to hospices in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Nevada and Oklahoma and also offers next-day service in Indiana and Wisconsin. OnePoint was one of the first pharmacies to begin serving the hospice industry when the Medicare hospice benefit began in the 1980s, and today it has grown to be one of the leading independent hospice pharmacies in the United States. For additional information, visit www.oppc.com or call (866) 771-OPPC.

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