Guardian Pharmacy Services Expands to Iowa Through New Partnership with Right Dose Pharmacy

Pharmacy Services
, one of the nation’s largest long-term care (LTC)
pharmacy companies, today announced that Right Dose Pharmacy, a leading
independent long-term care pharmacy serving Iowa, is joining the
Guardian family. This strategic partnership expands Guardian’s presence
in the Midwest and is Guardian’s first venture into Iowa. The addition
of these two locations in Cedar Rapids and Ankeny, located just outside
of Des Moines, caps a year of stellar growth for the company which has
added five new pharmacy partners in 2017.

Between its two locations, Right Dose Pharmacy serves more than 2,000
residents in assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, independent
living, behavioral health and at-home patient care throughout Iowa.
Rockford Anderson will continue to own and operate the pharmacy in
partnership with Guardian, serving as president.

“We have worked hard to earn our reputation as a company that provides
exceptional customer care, and we know partnering with Guardian will
only enhance the services we offer,” said Rockford Anderson. “Our
residents have always been our top priority and through this new
partnership, we can provide additional market leading services to meet
the needs of the entire Iowa LTC community.”

In addition to Anderson, all 24 Right Dose employees will continue to be
employed at the pharmacies and the company expects to hire five
additional staff members in 2018.

As part of the Guardian Pharmacy Services family, Right Dose Pharmacy
will benefit from the company’s local-autonomy business model. This
industry-unique model ensures that the local team can focus on customer
service to meet the specialized needs of its communities and residents,
while Guardian’s corporate team assists with the time consuming
day-to-day business operations including payroll, HR, IT and more.

“Expanding our presence in the Midwest has been a focus for our company,
but it was important that we found the right partner,” said Fred Burke,
CEO and co-founder of Guardian Pharmacy Services. “Rockford and his
team, share our passion and dedication for superior customer service. We
are confident they will be a tremendous addition to the Guardian family.”

Right Dose Pharmacy represents two of 32 pharmacies in the Guardian
family with locations in 16 states that together serve 100,000
residents. For more information, visit

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
communities 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


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