PLANO, Texas, October 7, 2013 – AlixaRx, a national pharmacy that specializes in on-site medication dispensing systems, congratulates Golden LivingCenter – Indianapolis for receiving the Gold Innovator of the Year Award from McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Award program. McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, a business magazine that reports on the events affecting the way care is delivered across the entire long-term care spectrum, recognized the LivingCenter for implementing the AlixaRx total pharmacy solution in its post-acute health care setting. Golden LivingCenter – Indianapolis was the first facility in Indiana to feature the innovative medication management system.
“It is a privilege to be a part of this award given by our industry peers and experts for an achievement that is truly enabling post-acute providers to improve the lives of patients, allow their staff more time to deliver hands-on patient care, and reduce the medication costs of our health care system,” said Brad Savage, Senior Vice President, AlixaRx.
As a result of the AlixaRx on-site medication dispensing system and the board-certified geriatric pharmacists, Golden LivingCenter – Indianapolis has seen a 15 percent reduction in antipsychotic drugs, a 32 percent reduction in high-risk medication, and a 10 percent cost savings. The LivingCenter has on-site access to over 300 medications and the nurses can provide more direct patient care time because of the time savings inherent to the AlixaRx solution.
“This award is a sincere win for the patients, staff, and payors who are benefiting from AlixaRx,” Savage adds. “It is rewarding to see the AlixaRx system improving lives every day. Our employees are working across the country to bring our innovative model of pharmacy dispensing to all of the Golden LivingCenters and other post-acute care providers.”
About AlixaRx Pharmacy Services (www.alixarx.com)
AlixaRx™ combines a national pharmacy, on-site medication dispensing systems, and board-certified geriatric pharmacists to provide a total pharmacy solution to post-acute providers. Our mission is to deliver innovative pharmacy technology and services that improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, and improve efficiencies. AlixaRx is transforming medication management in post-acute care.
About Golden Living (www.goldenliving.com)
Golden Living is a family of companies that specialize in recovery care. Its mission is to help people recover health and improve quality of life through a network of healthcare services, including rehab, assisted living, skilled nursing care, pharmacy, and hospice. The Golden Living family of companies includes Golden LivingCenters, Aegis Therapies, AseraCare, and 360 Healthcare Staffing. There are more than 300 Golden LivingCenters in 21 states. Golden Living also offers assisted living services at more than 30 locations. In addition, the Golden Living companies provide services to more than 1,000 nursing homes, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations in 40 states and the District of Columbia. Collectively, the Golden Living family of companies has more than 42,000 employees who provide quality healthcare to more than 60,000 patients every day.