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MHA Clinical Director Kimberly Binaso, Pharm.D. Awarded 2009 ASHP Fellow
Date:5/21/2009

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 21:/PRNewswire/ -- Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), the largest Alternate Site GPO in the country is pleased to announce that Kimberly Binaso-Stwalley, Pharm.D. has been named a 2009 Fellow by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in recognition of her leadership and excellence achieved in pharmacy practice. Along with Dr. Binaso-Stwalley, thirty-one other pharmacists also Designated Fellows of ASHP, will be honored during the ASHP Summer Meeting, June 16, 2009 in Rosemont, IL.

Dr. Binaso is the Director of Clinical Services at MHA where she is responsible for leading the team that provides clinical support services to MHA's members. Dr. Binaso is a well-respected industry expert. She has lectured extensively at local, regional, and national industry meetings on various clinical topics in geriatrics including annual meetings of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. She serves as a National Visiting Professor and Long Term Care Expert Presenter contributing posters and articles on a variety of geriatric clinical issues. Dr. Binaso was published in the American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy in December 2006 as part of an expert panel devising Best Practice Guidelines for Alzheimer's Disease in Managed Care.

"MHA is extremely proud that Kim was awarded this prestigious honor," stated Michael J. Sicilian, President of MHA. "Kim's outstanding contributions to the LTC industry, MHA members and business partners continue to be recognized and highly valued."

"It is truly an honor that ASHP has chosen to recognize my work as a clinical pharmacist in the long term care practice setting," commented Dr. Binaso. "I am fortunate to still be actively involved today in what continues to be a very challenging but rewarding experience in my career."

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 continues to lead the way in defining what an Alternate Site GPO can do for its members with a highly diversified healthcare services portfolio that also includes the leading Long Term Care Pharmacy Network; RxPertise, the leading clinical consultant pharmacy software servicing the long-term care industry; and Pharmaceutical Data Services. 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 www.mhainc.com.

About ASHP

For more than 60 years, ASHP has helped pharmacists who practice in hospitals and health systems improve medication use and enhance patient safety. The Society's 35,000 members include pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who practice in inpatient, outpatient home-care, and long-term-care settings, as well as pharmacy students. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists help people make the best use of medicines, visit ASHP's Web site, www.ashp.org., or its consume Web site, www.SafeMedication.com.

    For More Information Contact: Angela Elsier
    Director of Marketing
    Managed Health Care Associates, Inc.
    800-642-3020 X 2870
    aelsier@mhainc.com


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