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Excelera® Specialty Pharmacy Network Welcomes Loma Linda University Medical Center

Loma Linda University Medical Center has joined the Excelera national specialty pharmacy network

The Excelera network consists of point-of-care specialty pharmacies owned by health systems and academic medical centers. The network provides members nationally scaled infrastructure and support to help them develop best practices and gain access to limited-distribution drugs and biologics and restrictive payer agreements so members can provide continuity of care for their patients with complex and chronic conditions requiring specialty drugs and biologics. The network also serves as a national platform for collaboration to optimize outpatient specialty drug therapy for population health.

“We are excited about joining the Excelera Network said Paul M. Norris, Pharm.D., Executive Director Pharmacy Services, Loma Linda University Medical Center. “We look forward to building a strong business relationship with Excelera and using their expertise to build out our Specialty Pharmacy.”

“We are thrilled that Loma Linda University Medical Center has joined the Excelera network,” said Jim Fox, Chief Executive Officer of the Excelera network. “This is an important member in our expanding network. Excelera is excited to provide this renowned healthcare organization with tools to assist it in continuing to provide outstanding care to its patients.”

Specialty pharmaceuticals are expensive drugs that require special handing and administration and are often used to treat the most ill and clinically complex patients. The Excelera organization will partner with Loma Linda to develop key specialty pharmacy capabilities including training, operations, data aggregation, reporting for drug manufacturers and payers, revenue cycle management and pharmacy business office.

In addition to Loma Linda University Medical Center, the Excelera organization includes Henry Ford Health System, Catholic Health Initiatives, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Fairview Health Services (which includes the University of Minnesota Medical Center), Intermountain Healthcare, Avera Health, Banner Health and Regional Health.

About Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda University Medical Center is affiliated with the Loma Linda University School of Medicine. It operates some of the largest clinical programs in the United States in areas such as neonatal care and outpatient surgery and is recognized as the international leader in infant heart transplantation and proton treatments for cancer. Each year, it admits more than 33,000 inpatients and serves roughly half a million outpatients.

About Excelera
ExceleraRx Corp. supports the Excelera® Specialty Pharmacy Network, a national network of specialty pharmacies based at health systems and academic medical centers, enabling member organizations to gain access to limited distribution drugs and restricted payer agreements. The Excelera network provides national-scale efficiency and collaboration to improve quality and value of outpatient specialty drug therapy for population health outcomes. Excelera’s mission is to “provide tools, technology and best practices around high-performing specialty pharmacy capabilities to network members so that they can provide integrated, coordinated care to complex patients at the point of care leading to improved health outcomes and decreased healthcare costs.” For more information about Excelera, visit

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