Guardian Pharmacy Services, one of the nation’s largest long-term care (LTC) pharmacy companies, and Mullaney’s, a locally-owned member of the Guardian family based in Cincinnati, are pleased to announce the acquisition of Hutcheson Homecare Pharmacy. The newly acquired pharmacy will operate as Hutcheson, A Guardian Pharmacy. Together, Mullaney’s and Hutcheson serve residents in assisted living and skilled nursing; individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; inpatient and outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation facilities; as well as provide at-home patient care. Currently serving southern Ohio and northern Kentucky, this acquisition expands Mullaney’s reach across the entire state of Ohio and eastern West Virginia.
This strategic expansion comes as Mullaney’s celebrates 85 years in business supporting the Greater Cincinnati community through LTC, retail, compounding, medical equipment and supply operations. The agreement doubles Mullaney’s resident customer base and increases its pharmacy staff by more than 50 percent. All current employees will remain on staff including Dominic Bartone, who will continue to serve as director of operations for Hutcheson.
“Since 1936, customer service and care have been at the heart of all decisions we have made as a pharmacy, and this one is no different. The shared values of Dominic and his team will make this a seamless transition and further strengthen our ability to focus on the needs of those we serve,” said Tom Mullaney, RPh, president and co-owner of Mullaney’s.
As part of the Guardian Pharmacy Services family, Mullaney’s and Hutcheson benefit from the company’s local-autonomy business model. This industry-unique model ensures that the local pharmacy team can focus on customer service to meet the specialized needs of the communities, residents and individuals they serve, while Guardian’s Corporate Support Team assists with the many complex behind-the-scenes business functions, including data analytics, HR, IT, payor relations, national sales and more.
“Through hard work, we have earned our reputation as a pharmacy that provides exceptional customer care, and we are proud to have found partners like Mullaney’s and Guardian who will allow us to double down on that commitment,” said Dominic Bartone. “I look forward to working with Tom, Troy and their team and know that together, we will continue to exceed the expectations of all we serve.”
Founded in 2004, Guardian Pharmacy Services has 38 locations serving 26 states. For more information, visit www.guardianpharmacy.com.