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UHC and Safecor Health Announce Multi-Year Agreement for Repackaging Bar-Coded Medications
Date:12/2/2008

OAK BROOK, Ill. and WOBURN, Mass., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- To support medication-safety initiatives, University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Safecor Health, LLC, announced today that UHC has awarded Safecor Health a 3-year agreement for bar-coded pharmaceutical repackaging services. The contract is effective November 1, 2008.

"UHC is very pleased with the addition of unit-dose packaging services to our portfolio of agreements and is excited to embark on a partnership with Safecor Health for this valuable offering," says Cindy White, vice president of operations at UHC. "Safecor Health offers the UHC membership years of experience, a wide range of packaging services, bar-code technology, and an individualized partnership with each client."

Under the agreement terms, Safecor Health will provide UHC members a comprehensive menu of unit-dose, bar-coded repackaging services geared toward each hospital's unique dosing needs and bar-code requirements, including oral solids, liquid cups, oral syringes, and powders.

Bar-coded pharmaceuticals in ready-to-administer doses are an essential component of effective medication-safety protocols, enabling bar-code scanning of medications at the patient bedside. Safecor Health is the nation's leading provider of unit-dose bar-code repackaging to hospitals, health systems and long-term care pharmacies.

"Safecor Health is honored to have been selected by UHC as an important medication safety partner for their members and affiliates," said Ryan O'Dell, chief marketing and sales officer for Safecor Health. "Safecor Health and its employees have a tremendous commitment to delivering superior quality products and a wide range of bar-code solutions to our customers throughout the United States. We look forward to working with the many leading academic medical centers represented by UHC."

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