Friday, April 25, 2014
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Gwinnett Daily Post
A regional hub for a national pharmacy will add 85 high-income jobs to Peachtree Corners.
AlixaRx, which specializes in innovative technology to enhance patient care, announced the expansion of its Gwinnett operations Friday, with Gwinnett Chamber and state economic development officials.
“Opening our AlixaRx pharmacy hub in the metro Atlanta region allows us to bring a better medication delivery system to patients in the post-acute setting,” said Brad Savage, senior vice president of AlixaRx. “We sincerely appreciate the collaboration and support from the Gwinnett and Georgia Economic Development teams and look forward to expanding the employment and healthcare opportunities in the region.”
AlixaRx currently delivers pharmacy services to 12 skilled nursing facilities in Georgia and 181 across the United States, a press release said. One of six regional hubs across the country, the business operations are located in Peachtree Corners, providing post-acute healthcare customers with sophisticated on-site automated medication dispensing systems. The AlixaRx solution enhances the patients’ safety and access to the medications they need, while saving costs and giving nurses more time to deliver direct patient care.
“It is no surprise that AlixaRx would choose Georgia to establish its regional pharmacy hub,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr. “Georgia has the fifth-largest logistics workforce in the nation and more than 75 cold chain logistics companies operate here. I have no doubt that AlixaRx will find the resources it needs to better reach its patients and other healthcare customers across the nation.”
“The company has an innovative business model, so it’s exciting that they selected our community as a place to operate and grow,” commented Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash. “We will continue our efforts to help innovators, businesses and suppliers, such as AlixaRx, find success in Gwinnett County.”