ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Guardian Pharmacy Services LLC, one of the nation’s largest long-term care (LTC) pharmacy companies, today announced the opening of Guardian Pharmacy of Orlando. The new location marks Guardian’s seventh pharmacy in Florida and enhances the group’s ability to provide quality products and services to residents in assisted living, skilled nursing, and other long-term care communities across the entire state.
Guardian Pharmacy of Orlando was founded after completing the purchase of Central Care Pharmacy. The new pharmacy will be led by industry veterans Alan Obringer, RPh, who will serve as president of the pharmacy, and Jill Daly, director of sales and marketing. Sridhar Nadimpalli, RPh, the previous owner of Central Care Pharmacy, will stay on board with Guardian as the director of operations.
“Guardian has a reputation for providing the highest level of customer service and personalized support focused on resident well-being, which was extremely important to me in a pharmacy partner,” said Sridhar Nadimpalli, founder of Central Care Pharmacy. “I look forward to working with Alan, Jill and their team and know they will take the pharmacy to new heights and continue providing excellent care to our local communities.”
In addition to Nadimpalli, three former Central Care employees will also join the Guardian Orlando team, increasing its employee count to 15 with plans to hire additional staff by year end. Currently, Guardian Orlando serves more than 500 residents but expects that number to triple as early as this July.
“Since opening Guardian Orlando, we have continued to identify new ways to provide superior care for our residents,” said Alan Obringer, president of Guardian Pharmacy of Orlando. “In order to make the most out of every patient interaction, we have installed innovative technology including a Parata multi-dispensing system and are currently building a new space in the pharmacy to house and distribute compound sterile preparations. With these new offerings and the expertise of our staff, we are well- positioned to provide market leading service to the Orlando LTC market.”
As new members of the Guardian family, the Orlando pharmacy will benefit from the company’s industry unique Local-Autonomy business model, in which Obringer and his team will focus on customer service to meet the specialized needs of its residents, while Guardian’s corporate team assists with the time consuming day-to-day business operations including payroll, HR, IT and more.
“Setting up a new location in Orlando was an easy decision for us. It not only allows Guardian to better serve this attractive market but to also fully service the entire Florida LTC community,” added Kendall Forbes, EVP of sales and operations of Guardian Pharmacy Services. “We are confident Alan and his team will experience great growth and success in the market and will continue to carry on the Guardian reputation for excellence.”
Guardian Pharmacy of Orlando is one of 29 pharmacies in the Guardian family that together serve 20 states and more than 89,000 residents, making it one of the nation’s largest long-term care pharmacy companies. For more information, visit guardianpharmacyflorida.com or guardianpharmacy.net.
About Guardian Pharmacy Services
Guardian Pharmacy Services, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is one of the nation’s largest long-term care pharmacy companies. Guardian’s pharmacies provide outstanding client service to long-term care facilities including assisted living, skilled nursing and others. Founded in 2004, Guardian is best known for its unique Local-Autonomy business model, where pharmacy operators participate in local ownership and benefit from Guardian’s experience in high-growth, specialty pharmacies. www.guardianpharmacy.net.