Excelera Network Welcomes BJC HealthCare

MINNEAPOLIS, June 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – BJC HealthCare has an agreement with Excelera®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shields Health Solutions and the company behind the Excelera Network, making it the first Excelera Network member in Missouri. Excelera specializes in enhancing complex patient care through expanded access to Limited Distribution Drugs (LLDs) and optimizing participants’ existing specialty pharmacies to expand its services to patients.

BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health organizations in the United States, serving primarily members in the larger St. Louis, southern Illinois and middleMissouri Regions. The largest provider of charity, non-reimbursed care, and community services in Missouri, BJC HealthCare is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the people and communities who serve medicine through leadership, education, innovation and excellence. BJC HealthCare is recognized as a leader in patient advocacy, clinical quality and medical research, and has been a pioneer in integrated health care, including pharmacy services.

“We are pleased to welcome such a respected and future-oriented health system to the Excelera network,” said Troy Polan, acting CEO at Excelera. “We look forward to working with BJC HealthCare to further optimize its specialty pharmacy programs to ensure high quality care for complex patients, reduce overall costs and improve outcomes.”

BJC HealthCare offers a range of specialty services for all ages, including home infusions, immunoglobulin therapies and inotropic therapies. Under the new agreement, Excelera will primarily work with the following pharmacy programs within BJC HealthCare: BJC Home Infusion, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy, and St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center.

To learn more about the Excelera network, visit https://www.excelerarx.com/

About BJC

BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health organizations in The United Stateswho provide services to residents especially in the larger ones St. Louis, southern Illinois and middleMissouri Regions. Serving the health care of urban, suburban and rural communities, BJC includes 15 hospitals and several health organizations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care, and hospice. BJC’s nationally accredited academic hospitals, Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s Hospitals, are affiliated Washington University Medical school.

About Shields Health Solutions & ExceleraRx, LLC

Shields Health Solutions is a specialty pharmacy integrator and care provider that helps hospital managers create, expand, and manage hospital specialty pharmacy programs. With a specially developed technology platform, access to over 80 percent of all drugs with limited sales (LDDs) and most (health insurance) payers in the country, Shields offers the fastest, lowest risk model to empower the healthcare system up to specialist pharmacies.

ExceleraRx, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shields Health Solutions and the creator of the Excelera® network, which consists of integrated care networks, health systems, and large academic medical centers dedicated to caring for complex patients. By working together at the national level, the Excelera network gains more efficient access to LDDs and leverages tools, technology and best practices on a large scale to improve health outcomes and reduce health costs.

SOURCE ExceleraRx Corp.

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