AmerisourceBergen Joins National Patient Safety Foundation Corporate Council

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 General News
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BOSTON, Nov. 4 The National Patient Safety Foundation(NPSF) today announced that AmerisourceBergen has joined its CorporateCouncil, a forum for leading health care solutions providers to work alongsidethe Foundation, health care providers, hospital executives, and patients andtheir families -- all with the single convergent goal of making patient caresafer.

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"We are excited to be a part of the National Patient Safety Foundation'sCorporate Council as we continue to discuss ways to ensure the safe deliveryand administration of medications to patients," said Vicki Cooney, vicepresident of market development, AmerisourceBergen. "AmerisourceBergen iscommitted to the safety of the supply chain and that doesn't end at theloading dock."

The Corporate Council represents a valuable opportunity for stakeholderswith diverse views to share ideas, expertise, and insights in a collaborative,mission-bound effort to drive meaningful changes for the betterment of healthcare.

"The National Patient Safety Foundation is very pleased to haveAmerisourceBergen bring their unique perspective to our Corporate Council,"said Diane Pinakiewicz, President of NPSF. "By joining the Council,AmerisourceBergen demonstrates a continued commitment to patient safetyinitiatives and to partnering with like-minded organizations and NPSFconstituent groups to deliver on the promise of a safer health care system."

About AmerisourceBergen

AmerisourceBergen is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical servicescompanies serving the United States, Canada and selected global markets.Servicing both pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers in thepharmaceutical supply channel, the Company provides drug distribution andrelated services designed to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes.AmerisourceBergen's service solutions range from pharmacy automation andpharmaceutical packaging to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consultingservices. With more than $70 billion in annual revenue, AmerisourceBergen isheadquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs 11,200 people.AmerisourceBergen is ranked #28 on the Fortune 500 list. For moreinformation, go to http://www.amerisourcebergen.com.

About the National Patient Safety Foundation

The National Patient Safety Foundation is an independent not-for-profit501(c)(3) organization that has been diligently pursuing one mission since itsfounding in 1997 -- to improve the safety of patients. A decade later, NPSFremains the sole organization in the field with this singular focus. NPSF alsooccupies a unique position by virtue of its inclusive, multi-stakeholderapproach. From the composition of its Board to the structure of its programs,NPSF fosters collaboration on the issue of patient safety. To learn more, goto http://www.npsf.org.

SOURCE National Patient Safety Foundation


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