SOURCE: OnePoint Patient Care

OnePoint Patient Care

April 18, 2011 10:30 ET

Wheaton Franciscan Hospice Selects OnePoint Patient Care as Its Provider of Hospice Pharmacy Services

Wisconsin Becomes Newest State in Which OnePoint Helps Hospices Provide Higher Standards of Care With Prompt, Personalized Prescription Services, Cost Management

CHICAGO, IL and MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2011) - OnePoint Patient Care, an independent hospice pharmacy services provider, announced today that it has expanded its services to Wisconsin and has entered an agreement with Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice, Inc., based in Milwaukee, to be its exclusive provider of hospice pharmacy services for its home care patients.

"We are extremely pleased to partner with an extraordinary hospice program with such exceptional standards of service, care, and compassion," said James A. Otterbeck, chairman and chief executive officer of OnePoint Patient Care. "By providing Wheaton prompt 24-hour service, accurate and reliable prescription delivery, specialized clinical support and superior cost management assistance, we hope to make it easier for Wheaton's caregivers to continue delivering on their high standards."

OnePoint Patient Care is the nation's leading locally based hospice pharmacy services provider, filling prescriptions, creating custom compounds and providing home deliveries for over 12,000 patients per day. OnePoint operates local hospice pharmacies with dedicated delivery fleets in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Nevada and Oklahoma and also serves hospices in six other states, including Wisconsin. In addition, OnePoint provides clinical consulting and cost management services for its hospice partners, allowing them to provide superior, yet cost-effective palliative care.

"We are excited about our partnership with OnePoint Patient Care and the benefits it will provide our patients and their loved ones," said Sharon Povlich, vice president of home health & hospice for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. "Teaming with OnePoint means we now have top-tier, hospice-focused pharmacists at our disposal to complement our own medical and support services, which helps us further our mission of providing comfort and compassion to patients and their loved ones at the end of their lives."

"One of the great things about OnePoint's one call solution is that we have all our pharmacy needs met promptly and reliably by one accountable partner," said Kathy Schatzman, hospice branch manager for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. "This streamlines the process of filling patients' medications considerably and leaves us to focus critical time and attention on our most important task -- providing compassionate care for our patients and their loved ones."

About Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice, Inc.
Based in Milwaukee, Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice offers an environment of hope for patients at the end of life in which pain and symptoms can be managed and fears diminished. Wheaton Franciscan Hospice brings this philosophy of care into homes, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and community-based residential facilities in seven counties in Southwestern Wisconsin, including Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, eastern Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties. Wheaton Franciscan Hospice is part of the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare system, a Catholic, not-for-profit organization with more than 100 health and shelter organizations in Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, and Illinois. For additional information, visit http://www.mywheaton.org/programs/hospice/index.asp or call (414) 874-6150.

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 over 12,000 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 serves hospices in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio 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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