PharmaCentra Hosts Americus and Atlanta Community and Business Leaders for Ribbon Cutting and Open House

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The newest operations center in PharmaCentra's growing domestic network will bring 150 careers to rural Americus, Georgia.

We have deliberately chosen to locate our operations centers in rural South Georgia communities because of the exceptional quality of the workforce

WHAT: PharmaCentra will host a ribbon cutting and open house at its new operations center in Americus, Georgia. The Atlanta-based marketing and services firm provides customizable healthcare management programs for the pharmaceutical industry. The expansion is the latest in PharmaCentra's rural contact center model, which provides PharmaCentra with high quality employees and brings careers to rural communities - including 150 new jobs in Americus.

"We have deliberately chosen to locate our operations centers in rural South Georgia communities because of the exceptional quality of the workforce," said Dan Berman, chairman and CEO of PharmaCentra. "Americus is home to Georgia Southwestern State University and South Georgia Technical College. As such, PharmaCentra has access to a very skilled, educated and motivated workforce."

This is the third operations center PharmaCentra has opened in South Georgia in the last year and a half. PharmaCentra also has locations in Swainsboro and Fitzgerald, Ga. The new facility will accommodate the tremendous growth of WellTouchâ„¢, PharmaCentra's signature patient compliance and persistency program. WellTouchâ„¢ Healthcare Specialists encourage patients to immediately fill their first prescription, remind patients about refills, schedule physician appointments and provide medical resources.

WHO:     The event is hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Americus Sumter Payroll Development Authority, Americus Sumter Chamber of Commerce, and PharmaCentra, LLC. In attendance will be representatives from local and state government, local schools, institutions of higher education and businesses including:

  •     Heidi Green, deputy commissioner, Global Commerce Division, Georgia Department of Economic Development
  •     Barry Blount, mayor, City of Americus
  •     State Senator George Hooks
  •     State Representative Mike Cheokas
  •     Dr. Kendall Blanchard, president, Georgia Southwestern University
  •     Sparky Reeves, president, South Georgia Technical College
  •     Bill Bowen, chairman, Sumter County Board of Commissioners
  •     Paul Hall, chairman, Americus Sumter Payroll Development Authority

WHERE:    PharmaCentra, LLC
        Americus Operation
        1607 North Martin Luther King Blvd.
        Americus, GA 31719

WHEN:    11:00 am    
        Friday, October 24, 2008

About PharmaCentra
PharmaCentra, located in Atlanta, offers customizable programs that help pharmaceutical
companies provide comprehensive support to the physicians and patients who depend on their brands. From compliance and persistency to strategic sales and marketing, PharmaCentra's programs and services represent the future of healthcare management, offering clients integrated initiatives that allow them to effectively manage the flow of information between themselves, physicians and patients while increasing market share. For more information, contact Dan Berman, President and CEO, at 770-395-0088, ext. 2012, or visit http://www.pharmacentra.com.

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