Jun 27, 2013

Kirby Lester awarded Pharmacy Automation Contract with CARE Pharmacies Cooperative Inc.

Lake Forest, IL (June 26, 2013) – CARE Pharmacies Cooperative, Inc. today designated Kirby Lester, LLC, as its preferred partner for pharmacy automation technology. Under the announced partnership, Kirby Lester will offer its unique pharmacy automation to CARE’s member pharmacies.

CARE Pharmacies, headquartered in Linthicum, MD, is a member owned and operated retail pharmacy chain of independent community and specialty pharmacies. Recognized as the 6th fastest growing retailer in the country for 2012, CARE has more than 85 locations in 8 states including the District of Columbia.  CARE Pharmacies will now have access to Kirby Lester dispensing automation with a focus on improving all areas of its pharmacy operations.

Kirby Lester provides a full line of innovative technology for retail pharmacies.  Kirby Lester offers solutions for pharmacies processing 50 prescriptions per day up to thousands of prescriptions per day – from the world’s most trusted tablet counting device to the world’s most compact, affordable robotic dispensers.

“CARE went through an extensive review before selecting Kirby Lester as their preferred pharmacy technology partner. Their leadership team sought to provide the best dispensing technology for its 85 member pharmacies. With the right automation onboard, each CARE pharmacy can rely on technology to provide maximum efficiency, and free up time for the CARE staff to do what they do best: work with their patients,”  says Garry Zage, R.Ph, Kirby Lester’s President and CEO. “We are honored to be selected to work with such a respected organization as CARE.”

Says Mike Wysong, CEO for CARE Pharmacies, “Our decision to partner with Kirby Lester underscores our continued commitment to support our member owners with the latest technology to allow them to focus on serving their patients well.  Kirby Lester was uniquely positioned to meet the dynamic automation needs of our organization.”

About Kirby Lester

Kirby Lester is the world’s leading pharmacy automation provider.  Established in 1971, Kirby Lester maintains the largest market share of automatic tablet/capsule counter sales in the United States, plus 40 other countries.  More Kirby Lester counters are used to dispense prescriptions in retail, mail order, hospital and long-term care pharmacies and manufacturing facilities than all other automated dispensing systems combined; over 40,000 pharmacies worldwide rely on Kirby Lester for their counting needs…exactly!  For more information, contact Kirby Lester at 847.984.3377 or www.kirbylester.com.

About CARE Pharmacies Cooperative, Inc.

CARE Pharmacies is a member owned and operated cooperative of independent community and specialty pharmacies. CARE offers a full range of programs and services designed to meet the dynamic needs of the independent pharmacy owner operator. CARE’s mission is a promise to its members to represent their interests, support their growth, and enable them to provide superior patient satisfaction. CARE does this to enhance the success of its member pharmacies; as well as, to ensure the future of community pharmacy. For more information, contact CARE at 866.CARE.RXS, or to locate a CARE Pharmacy near you, visit www.carepharmacies.com.

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