MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul 20, 2021–
Kettering Health has entered 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 Ohio. Excelera works with health systems to improve complex patient care through the optimization of participants’ existing specialty pharmacies. It broadens patient services and expands access to limited distribution drugs (LDDs).
“We are pleased to be the first health network in Ohio to work with Excelera to help our patients gain easier access to specialty medications,” said Jim O’Donnell, executive director of pharmacy services at Kettering Health. “Helping our patients with access to needed medications is another example of Kettering Health’s patient-centered care.”
Kettering Health is a nonprofit, faith-based integrated system of medical centers, emergency centers, and outpatient facilities, predominantly serving members in Western Ohio. Its first hospital was established as a part of the healthcare mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, where hospital leaders and staff incorporated Judeo-Christian values at every level of service. Kettering Health’s integrated specialty pharmacy services for oncology care launched in 2016, and include holistic services such as mental health and nutritional counseling, exercise therapy, massage therapy, spiritual services and…