ST. CLOUD, MINN. – Aug. 9, 2021 – Guardian Pharmacy of Minnesota, a locally-owned member of Guardian Pharmacy Services, one of the nation’s largest long-term care (LTC) pharmacy companies, today announced the opening of a new location in Minneapolis. The new pharmacy will operate as Guardian Pharmacy of Minneapolis and, together with the St. Cloud location, will expand the footprint to better serve residents in assisted living and skilled nursing and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area and southern Minnesota.
Guardian Pharmacy of Minnesota currently serves thousands of LTC residents throughout the state from its St. Cloud location. The pharmacy has experienced substantial business growth since opening in 2011, adding more than 320 communities and 4,000 residents. The pharmacy team has grown from seven to more than 120 employees during that same time period. Fifteen new employees will join Guardian Minnesota’s Minneapolis location, with plans to hire additional staff through 2021.
“We have worked hard to establish a reputation as a pharmacy that provides exceptional customer service and resident care, and this new location will give us the opportunity to share our outstanding service and expertise with the larger LTC market,” said Mark Boe, president of Guardian Pharmacy of Minnesota. “Since opening our St. Cloud location, we have been able to positively impact the community residents and staff by valuing our partnerships and earning their trust and confidence every day. Our customers will experience that same level of commitment and passion from our Guardian Minneapolis team.”
The 12,000 square-foot Minneapolis facility will house new technology/automation and a training center to provide in-service and nursing instruction courses for pharmacy employees, as well as community staff members. Casey Halcrow, president of Guardian Pharmacy of Minneapolis, will lead the new pharmacy.
“As a pharmacy focused on exceeding customer and resident expectations, opening a new location in Minneapolis was a natural next step for us,” said Halcrow. “It not only allows our team to better serve this market but to also fully service the entire southern Minnesota region. While our address will be different, the formula for our success remains the same – improve resident outcomes through superior products and services, excellent customer service, ongoing training and innovative technology to enhance the operations of the communities we serve.”
As part of the Guardian Pharmacy Services family, Guardian Pharmacy of Minnesota’s St. Cloud and Minneapolis locations 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.
Founded in 2004, Guardian Pharmacy Services has 39 locations serving 26 states. For more information, visit www.guardianpharmacy.com.
About Guardian Pharmacy Services
Guardian Pharmacy Services, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is one of the nation’s largest long-term care pharmacy companies. Guardian’s pharmacies provide outstanding client service and resident care to long-term care communities, including assisted living and skilled nursing, group home, behavioral health and to organizations that serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. www.guardianpharmacy.com