TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today attended the grand opening of the AlixaRx pharmacy hub located in Lenexa, Kansas. During his visit he toured the facility and commemorated the 42 new high-paying pharmacy jobs created.
AlixaRx is a national pharmacy serving post-acute patients and was designed to enhance medication safety, increase access, and deliver cost savings to the entire healthcare system.
“I am pleased to be a part of bringing this business and job opportunity to Kansas and the Lenexa community,” said Governor Brownback. “We welcome the opportunity to bring these high- paying, skilled jobs to our state.”
In 2012 the Governor signed Senate Bill 134, which authorized the Kansas Board of Pharmacy to approve pilot projects related to any new technology implementation and ultimately allowed AlixaRx to utilize automating dispensing units in long-term care facilities across Kansas. AlixaRx operates a 11,400-square foot pharmacy hub in Lenexa to provide pharmacy services to skilled nursing facilities in Kansas and neighboring states. The company has invested $1.4 million in new equipment and training for their 42 new employees at the facility. As part of the joint effort between AlixaRx and the State, AlixaRx has received more than $30,000 in grant funds from the Kansas Department of Commerce.
“Opening our AlixaRx pharmacy hub in Kansas allows us to bring a better medication delivery system to patients in post-acute and other healthcare settings,” said Brad Savage, Senior Vice President, of AlixaRx. “We appreciate the collaboration and support from Governor Brownback and the State of Kansas. We look forward to expanding the employment and healthcare opportunity in the region.”