Hospice Pharmacy Solutions Expands Offerings for Hospices

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Director of Hospice services at Hospice Pharmacy Solutions (HPS) expands offerings for hospices nationwide with their expertise knowledge of the relationship between a pharmacy, the hospice and their patients.

'We want to help our hospice partners provide the best palliative care, social, emotional, and spiritual support and we have the team in place to do that.'

Hospice Pharmacy Solutions (HPS) today announced that Ben Heacker and Kevin Van Der Merwe have joined the company as Director of Hospice Services effective September 2nd, 2014. The appointment of Heacker and Van Der Merwe, signals continued focus on growth and development as a leading Pharmacy Benefit Management and expands offerings for hospices with their expertise.

Both Heacker and Van Der Merwe will further develop their growing partnerships of regional and national accounts. “We want to help our hospice partners provide the best palliative care, social, emotional, and spiritual support and we have the team in place to do that,” Mike Nault, CEO.

Heacker joins HPS with over 20 Years of health care industry background. “I have a passion for compassion and feel this is a great fit,” said Heacker. “I look forward to bringing my skills to HPS and continuing the work I have done in the hospice community”. Heacker has worked in many leadership roles for National HME, a durable medical equipment (DME) provider. Heacker was responsible for new location start-ups, acquisitions, transition of new business, fleet maintenance and line accountability. “Heacker comes with a wealth of experience,” said Nault. “He will enhance Hospice Pharmacy Solutions presence in the marketplace, lead new patient transitions and cultivate our relationships with hospices.”

Heacker joins Van Der Merwe on the sales team at HPS. Van Der Merwe comes to HPS with valuable and specialized experience from heading marketing and sales for a specialty pharmacy in Salt Lake City, Utah. Van Der Merwe also served as a liaison between an infusion pharmacy, Home Health Agencies, Discharge Planners and Physicians. “Van Der Merwe and I have known each other for years and I admire his commitment, integrity and passion for the work he does” Said, Nault. “I have gained tremendous knowledge in my past endeavors, all of which will enhance HPS’ offerings and relationships with hospices,” said Van Der Merwe. “I am honored to work with Mike and the team at Hospice Pharmacy Solutions.”

Hospice Pharmacy Solutions (HPS), Ltd. is a privately owned Transparent Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) for the hospice provider. HPS provide high quality services, including cost based pricing for your medications, free automated CMS required reports package and software interfaces. Partnering with hospices nationally to achieve the best possible outcome for hospice patients through formulary management, education and innovative reporting tools. http://www.HospicePharmacySolutions.com

"Since 2005, with HPS' guidance, we have been able to better control our pharmacy cost. With HPS' 24 hour clinical availability, our nurses have more time to devote to patients and families, and our quality scores have increased as a result." - client of Hospice Pharmacy Solutions.

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