PHILADELPHIA & MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Enclara Pharmacia (Enclara), the leader in comprehensive pharmacy benefits management (PBM) services to the hospice community, has announced a five-year contract extension to continue to provide comprehensive patient medication management services to VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of hospices and palliative care. The contract extension confirms the long-standing partnership between the two companies based on excellence, innovation and quality care for hospice patients and their families.
“The goal of a hospice is to provide care and comfort that helps patients maintain the best possible quality of life. Pain and symptom management are central to that work,” said Nick Westfall, president and CEO of VITAS. “Our team relies on good medication management, so we value Enclara’s combination of powerful technology and personalized service that supports and empowers our team to deliver the best quality of care.”
Mark Morse, CEO, Enclara, said: “VITAS is an industry leader and with their scale and commitment to continuous improvement in hospice and palliative care, we are able to better identify and respond to the evolving needs of the hospice community. This ultimately positions Enclara to better serve hospices of all shapes and sizes.”
Scott Quilty, Chief Commercial Officer, Enclara, noted that the VITAS refresh comes as Enclara completes development of the next generation of its E3 mobile and desktop medication management tools for nurses. He said: “I am grateful to continue this relationship as we prepare to roll out the next generation of our E3 application, E3 ProTM. The feedback from VITAS was essential in prioritizing new features that will enable nurses to efficiently apply clinically appropriate symptom management.”
About Enclara Pharmacia
Enclara Pharmacia is a national full-service PPE and mail order provider of medications and clinical services specifically designed for the hospice and palliative care industries. Enclara serves more than 400 hospices and 97,000 patients nationwide, helping to reduce pharmacy costs through a clinically-driven model that enables home drug delivery, as well as access to a network of more than 65,000 local pharmacies, including an actively managed network subset of more than 7,000 retail pharmacies, institutional pharmacies and Enclara’s proprietary automated fulfillment solutions.
About VITAS healthcare
Founded in 1978, VITAS Healthcare is a pioneer and leader in the American hospice movement. VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs), headquartered in Miami, Florida, operates 49 hospice programs in 14 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin) and the District of Columbia. VITAS employs 10,618 professionals who care for patients with advanced disease, primarily in the patients’ homes, as well as in the company’s 28 inpatient hospice units, as well as hospitals, nursing homes and community/home care facilities for the elderly. At the end of the third quarter of 2021, VITAS reported an average daily count of 18,026. Visit www.vitas.com.