Guardian Pharmacy Atlanta grows base by 75% with new acquisition
Guardian Pharmacy of Atlanta, a leading long-term care pharmacy and locally-owned member of the Guardian Pharmacy family, today announced the acquisition of Collier's Personal Care Pharmacy. This strategic expansion comes as Guardian Atlanta celebrates five years in business providing exceptional pharmacy services to group homes, assisted living and skilled nursing communities throughout Georgia.
The acquisition increases the pharmacy’s resident customer base by more than 75 percent. Hank Heller, co-founder of Colliers Pharmacy, will stay on board with Guardian Atlanta as an account management consultant. In addition, the current Collier’s staff of 22 employees will join the Guardian Atlanta team, increasing its employee count by more than 55 percent. To support this new growth, Guardian Atlanta will double the size of its pharmacy, moving into a new 16,000 sq. ft. facility this spring.
“This deal with Collier’s Pharmacy comes at an excellent time for us as we look toward the next five years and the changing long-term care industry,” added Matt Hopp, president and founder of Guardian Pharmacy of Atlanta. “We are in a great position to further grow our business and are continuing to invest in new technology and resources to ensure we offer the exceptional service our customers require to meet their residents’ changing needs.”
The pharmacy also announced it will now offer InspectRx, an innovative system that manually checks medication pouches to ensure the right pill is in the right pouch for the right patient. InspectRx closes the loop on quality control and communication with pharmacy staff and facilities and decreases the risk of potential medication errors.
Harbor Healthcare Consultants, a boutique merger and acquisition firm, was also involved in the deal as they served as the exclusive advisor to Collier’s Personal Care Pharmacy.
Guardian Pharmacy of Atlanta is one of 28 pharmacies in the Guardian family that together serve 20 states and more than 84,000 residents, making it one of the nation’s largest long-term care pharmacy companies. For more information, visit guardianpharmacyatlanta.com or guardianpharmacy.net.
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