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Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Expands National Growth Hormone Patient Care Program - Hires Denise Piro, RN, BSN
Date:3/23/2009

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is pleased to announce the expansion of their Growth Hormone disease management program. Denise Piro, RN has joined Diplomat as National Account Manager, Growth Hormone. Piro will to lead the national expansion of Diplomat's Growth Hormone Navigator Program and reports directly to Mark Neville, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

"Denise offers Diplomat the expertise we need to further expand our Endocrinology services within the healthcare industry," said Phil Hagerman, President of Diplomat. "Her knowledge and extensive background as a nurse, speaker and consultant to patients, doctors and pharmaceutical representatives will greatly benefit Diplomat's patients and healthcare partners."

"I am proud and excited to join Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy," Ms. Piro said. " I know from previous experience that Diplomat provides the high tech / high touch level of personalized pharmacy care necessary for patients who require long-term and complex drug regimen management."

Diplomat's Navigator Programs, through direct patient care and coordination with providers, improve access, tolerance, and compliance resulting in enhanced clinical and economic outcomes.

"Diplomat continues to identify the right leadership to develop and oversee programs for complex therapies," said Neville. "We are very excited to have Denise join Diplomat's management team and lead our Growth Hormone Program. She is well respected in her field and thoroughly understands the depth of care required to treat Growth Hormone patients."

Denise Piro, RN, BSN, has served as a healthcare professional for over 25 years. Her nursing experience includes: Pediatrics, Intensive care, Cardiology and Endocrinology. She has served as a consultant, clinical instructor and guest speaker in field of Endocrinology. Piro lectures on Idiopathic Short Stature, SGA, and Turner Syndrome. Most recently she managed the Growth Hormone Program for OptionCare Specialty Pharmacy. She is a member of both the Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society and Adult Endocrine Nursing Society. Piro is a graduate of Mercy College of Detroit.

About Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is the nation's largest privately held Specialty Pharmacy and focuses on complete medication management programs for patients with serious and chronic conditions. Key programs include: Oncology, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's, Psoriasis, Hemophilia & IVIG, and Growth Hormone. Other specialty areas include Transplant, Fertility, Dialysis Medication Management, Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and Specialty Compounding. The company also specializes in Disease Management programs for Chronic Kidney Disease patients, as well as Home and Out-Patient Infusion. With locations in Flint, Swartz Creek and Grand Rapids, MI; Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL; and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Diplomat services the specialty pharmacy needs of patients and physicians nationwide. To learn more about the company visit www.diplomatpharmacy.com

    Contact:
    Kathy Karns
    kkarns@diplomatpharmacy.com
    810-720-4452


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