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Capsa Solutions acquires Kirby Lester

BY Ryan Chavis

PORTLAND, Ore. — Capsa Solutions, a provider of medication management systems, mobile computing carts and medical cart platforms for healthcare facilities, announced the acquisition of Kirby Lester, LLC — a provider of automated medication dispensing solutions in retail, institutional, hospital and ambulatory pharmacy settings.

“Adding Kirby Lester to our portfolio of products is another example of how Capsa is uniquely positioned to be an invaluable partner to healthcare pharmacies in all market sectors, stated Andrew Sherrill, CEO of Capsa Solutions. “Now, we can provide our customers, and the market overall, an expanded range of medication management and dispensing solutions to ensure greater value from a single-source supplier.”

The acquisition will provide a wider portfolio of products to both Capsa and Kirby Lester customers and will enable the company to address different requirements of medication management in modern health care, the company said. Kirby Lester will continue to operate under the same name as a division of Capsa Solutions.

“The acquisition of Kirby Lester by Capsa Solutions creates a significantly stronger organization for our customers and core markets,” said Kirby Lester CEO, Garry Zage. “The combination of products and professionals with extensive healthcare experience will drive new innovation that advances medication dispensing automation and accuracy, ultimately improving the safety and delivery of patient care.”

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Park City Group adds Frederic Van Roie to staff

BY David Salazar

Park City, Utah — Frederic Van Roie has joined cloud-based software-as-a-service provider Park City Group’s business development team.

The company uses a data management service to deliver information about a company's products to maximize sales while stocking an appropriate amount of inventory.

“Frederic is a 25 year veteran of the retail, CPG and foodservice industries with expertise in marketing and merchandising strategies at several premier retailers,” Park City Group CEO and Chairman Randall Fields said. “His hands-on and strategic experience in retailing and manufacturing in both food and non-food is a great addition to our team,” 

Van Roie has worked in the consumer packaged goods, retail and food industries for the past 25 years. His previous experience also included time at Home Depot, BJ’s, Whole Foods and Walmart, among other companies. Van Roie joins Park City Group after working at Trace One in supply chain and strategic sourcing management most recently.

“I am pleased to join a team of industry experts who are providing concrete business solutions to the retail industry while leveraging proven technology,” Van Roie said. “Park City Group is delivering value to all trading partners providing suppliers and retailers with effective technology and best practices guidance.”

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Report: Baylor Scott & White Health looking to partner with retail-based clinics in Texas

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Baylor Scott & White Health, a Dallas-based healthcare system, is reportedly looking to ink an affiliation with retail-based health clinics inside select Walgreens and Walmart locations, the Dallas Morning News has reported.

The report comes as CVS Caremark announced on Wednesday that it has entered into new clinical affiliations with four healthcare providers, including Texas Health Resources in Texas.

According to the news article, physicians affiliated with Baylor will oversee clinics within 13 area Walgreens — a number that could grow to 28, the article stated.

Baylor is reportedly working on a similar deal with Wal-Mart in North and Central Texas, where the retailer is running a pilot program of Wal-Mart-owned clinics in a handful of Texas stores.
 

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