OnePoint to open hospice-based pharmacy in Newark area

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OnePoint Patient Care, a local hospice pharmacy, e-prescribing technologies and Pharmacy Benefits Management solutions, announced plans to open a new hospice-dedicated pharmacy in theNewark area.

One Patient will work with Delaware Hospice.

Anticipated to open in the first quarter of 2020, the pharmacy is part of OnePoint’s national expansion of its local pharmacy model, with the ability to serve hospice patients throughout the Delaware Valley, including thePhiladelphiametropolitan area.

“We understand how challenging it can be for hospices in many markets to find a reliable supply of medications. We’re excited to introduce our local dispensing services toNewarkand the surrounding region in order to help our hospice partners serve their patients even more efficiently and compassionately,” saidJeffrey Hohl, OnePoint Patient Care CEO.

OnePoint’s local presence, inventory of hospice medications and local service capabilities provide hospices with a true local hospice pharmacy to fill all their patients’ medication needs, a release stated.

OnePoint’s pharmacists specialize in hospice care, providing 24-hour clinical advice, custom medication compounding and therapeutic recommendations. In addition, the OneConnectPoint medicationmanagement application aids patient medication fulfillment and e-prescribing for cliniciana.

This year, OnePoint opened locations insouthern California,Houstonand thePhiladelphiametropolitan area in response to the growing demand by hospices nationwide for its local dedicated hospice pharmacy model.

In addition to the Newark pharmacy,OnePoint plans to add pharmacies in the Midwest and the Eastern U.S. in 2020.

OnePoint also has a national network of more than 65,000 locally contracted pharmacies.

“As the hospice and palliative care industry continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, Delaware Hospice requires a pharmacy partner that can advance our mission of service quality using the most advanced technologies, clinical experience and service delivery responsiveness.OnePoint Patient Care is the ideal extension of our own service and brand,” saidMichelle Burris, Delaware Hospice CFO.

OnePoint was one of the first pharmacies to begin serving the hospice industry when the Medicare hospice benefit began in the 1980s. For additional log on to www.oppc.com.

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