VITAS Healthcare Returns to Enclara Pharmacia Platform

Published in Hospice, News, Press Releases, on July 20, 2016

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PHILADELPHIA / MIAMI – July 20, 2016 – Enclara Pharmacia (Enclara), the market leader in comprehensive pharmacy management services to the hospice industry, today announced that VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, will again be utilizing Enclara to provide medication management services under an enhanced technology platform, which is comprised of integrated advanced mobile medication management and integrated ePrescribing services.

Nick Westfall, VITAS CEO and COO says, “We are confident that our partnership with Enclara will meet—and exceed—our pharmaceutical care needs. The Enclara team has been extraordinarily helpful in assisting us to return to their services. They are responsive, take pride in customer service, and understand industry challenges of positioning and adapting programs to the changing market space. Our decision to re-engage with Enclara is a testimony to our confidence in our partnership which mutually prioritizes the pharmaceutical needs of our patients and families.”

Welcoming back VITAS to its customer portfolio, Andy Horowitz, CEO of Enclara Pharmacia, says, “There is no better vote of confidence from the marketplace than the revival of a customer relationship – especially one of such stature and size. Enclara Pharmacia and VITAS have a long history of innovating together, and our re-engagement with VITAS is the result of a close working relationship between both companies’ leadership teams.”

Horowitz points to Enclara’s strong focus on innovation as a key driver of future success.

“Our goal is to innovate in ways that improve our clinical quality and client experience by wrapping manual process in technology, eliminating redundancy, and standardizing care pathways,” says Horowitz.

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About Enclara Pharmacia

Enclara Pharmacia is a national full-service mail order and PBM supplier of medications and clinical services developed specifically for the hospice and palliative care industry. Enclara services over 500 customers and 85,000 patients in 48 states, helping to reduce pharmacy costs through a clinically driven model that enables home delivery of pharmaceuticals, as well as access to a network of over 65,000 retail pharmacies, including our own automated fulfillment pharmacies, and institutional pharmacies. 

 

About VITAS Hospice

VITAS® Healthcare, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 44 hospice programs in 15 states and the District of Columbia (Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas,  Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin). VITAS employs 11,734 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s 31 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. At the conclusion of the first quarter of 2016, VITAS reported an average daily census of 15,776. Visit Vitas.