MHA Awarded Exclusive GPO 'Preferred Partners' Status by Vital Care, Inc.

Friday, October 23, 2009 General News J E 4

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 22 -- Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), the largest Alternate Site Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) in the country, announced today MHA was awarded exclusive GPO status by Vital Care, Inc. as part of Vital Care's Preferred Partner Initiative.

Michael J. Sicilian, President of MHA added, "MHA has had a long-standing relationship with Vital Care, Inc. and many of their franchise members. We are extremely honored to have been selected as the exclusive GPO and as one of Vital Care, Inc.'s 16 preferred partners overall. We value our partnership with Vital Care and we're committed to delivering the service and support that will continue to contribute to Vital Care's ongoing growth and success."

Vital Care's CEO David Franklin stated: "We have had a close and productive relationship with MHA for many years, and are pleased to name this outstanding organization as the exclusive GPO for our network. MHA has been extraordinarily responsive to our needs as a national health services network, and has been an outstanding business partner for us. We look forward to working with MHA well into the future."

About Vital Care

Vital Care Inc. is a franchise-based network of home infusion therapy providers headquartered in Meridian, Mississippi. Founded 1986, it is one of the largest providers of infusion therapies, operating dozens of locations throughout 18 states.

About MHA

Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) is the largest Alternate Site GPO in the country servicing the Long Term Care, Home Infusion, Combo Pharmacy and Specialty Pharmacy industries. MHA is also the leading Long Term Care Pharmacy Network Manager with focus on serving the Medicare D patient population. MHA's success is driven by unparalleled member support, competitive contracts, and the ability to create sophisticated, customized, web tools and reports, designed to increase savings and promote profitability. Members utilize MHA services to assist in the purchasing of a complete line of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, capital equipment, and nutritional food, as well as network access to the majority of the largest national and regional prescription drug plans managing the Medicare Part D drug benefit. MHA also offers a variety of other services including contract administration, marketing, and continuing education. For more information, visit

SOURCE Managed Health Care Associates, Inc.



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