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AmerisourceBergen Joins National Patient Safety Foundation Corporate Council
Date:11/4/2008

BOSTON, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) today announced that AmerisourceBergen has joined its Corporate Council, a forum for leading health care solutions providers to work alongside the Foundation, health care providers, hospital executives, and patients and their families -- all with the single convergent goal of making patient care safer.

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"We are excited to be a part of the National Patient Safety Foundation's Corporate Council as we continue to discuss ways to ensure the safe delivery and administration of medications to patients," said Vicki Cooney, vice president of market development, AmerisourceBergen. "AmerisourceBergen is committed to the safety of the supply chain and that doesn't end at the loading dock."

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

"The National Patient Safety Foundation is very pleased to have AmerisourceBergen 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 safety initiatives and to partnering with like-minded organizations and NPSF constituent groups to deliver on the promise of a safer health care system."

About AmerisourceBergen

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

About the National Patient Safety Foundation

The National Patient Safety Foundation is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been diligently pursuing one mission since its founding in 1997 -- to improve the safety of patients. A decade later, NPSF remains the sole organization in the field with this singular focus. NPSF also occupies a unique position by virtue of its inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach. From the composition of its Board to the structure of its programs, NPSF fosters collaboration on the issue of patient safety. To learn more, go to http://www.npsf.org.


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