TUKWILA, Wash., May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company (Genoa), announced today the opening of its 300th pharmacy in Tamarac, Fla., within Henderson Behavioral Health (Henderson). Genoa's unique on-site pharmacy model helps overcome the barriers many people with mental illness face by providing medicines at the same place these patients receive their care. This increases patients' medication adherence – improving their health and saving the healthcare system millions of dollars through lower rates of hospitalization and lower emergency department use.
"Our country needs an increased focus on providing care for those suffering with mental health challenges," said Genoa CEO, John Figueroa. "Genoa is committed to partnering with behavioral health organizations to help people with mental illnesses and addictions overcome the many barriers they face and improve their lives. The tremendous growth we've achieved in the past few years is a testament to the innovative ways we help people on their path to recovery. We are excited to celebrate our milestone 300th pharmacy opening with Henderson."
Dr. Steve Ronik, CEO of Henderson Behavioral Health, said he welcomes the opening of a Genoa pharmacy in his center. "Our amazing team of professionals is passionately committed to our patients and their families," he said. "The addition of Genoa pharmacists on-site will lead to even better outcomes with our expanded and improved interdisciplinary teams."
Genoa pharmacists and technicians work closely with prescribers, nurses, and caseworkers at behavioral health clinics to provide compassionate, personalized care for each patient. Centralization of medical care that offers comprehensive services, including pharmaceutical care, in one physical location is considered an ideal model. Genoa pharmacies are just steps away from the prescribing doctor which makes it easier for people to pick up their medication. Convenience in obtaining medication can remove a significant barrier for those who lack transportation.
In behavioral health, proper medication management has become a cornerstone of treatment. Genoa pharmacists develop a trusted relationship with their patients because they understand the needs and challenges of people with mental illness and have solutions to help them manage their therapy. Genoa solutions include convenient adherence packaging that features a color-coded system developed specifically for people living with severe and persistent mental illness. This system organizes medicine by day and time and helps patients and their caregivers keep track of the medication regimen, significantly improving adherence and quality of life.
Genoa has been steadily growing for the past two years and is the sixth-largest drug chain in the United States by store count, according to the 2016 Chain Drug Review State of the Industry Report. The company's expansion is helping to address national shortages in access to care for people with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. In addition to pharmacy services, Genoa provides telepsychiatry services to help address the national shortage of psychiatrists. Genoa's investment in telepsychiatry was in direct response to needs and requests of the mental health centers they serve.
About Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company
Genoa has been serving the behavioral health community for over 15 years. The company provides pharmacy and telepsychiatry services to more than 500,000 individuals annually in 41 states and the District of Columbia, filling more than 10 million prescriptions per year.
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About Henderson Behavioral Health
Henderson Behavioral Health is a private, not-for-profit behavioral healthcare system providing comprehensive, recovery-focused services to people of all ages. Henderson provides a continuum of high quality, community-based prevention, education, treatment and rehabilitation services by utilizing best practice and evidence-based treatment models to maximize recovery. For more information, visit www.hendersonbh.org
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