One of six nationwide hubs serving long-term care patients and residents
(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) April 25, 2014 –AlixaRx, a national pharmacy specializing in innovative technology to enhance patient care, joined with the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development to announce the addition of 85 high-income jobs and more than $650,000 in investment for the Metro-Atlanta community.
Since beginning its Gwinnett operations in January 2013, AlixaRx has established its business operations, hired and trained new employees and created a sustainable automated medication delivery solution that supports enhanced healthcare services and outcomes for patients throughout the state.
“Opening our AlixaRx pharmacy hub in the metro Atlanta region allows us to bring a better medication delivery system to patients in the post-acute setting,” said Brad Savage, Senior Vice President, of AlixaRx. “We sincerely appreciate the collaboration and support from the Gwinnett and Georgia Economic Development teams and look forward to expanding the employment and healthcare opportunities in the region.”
The AlixaRx hub in Georgia is one of six regional hubs across the United States. AlixaRx currently delivers pharmacy services to 12 skilled nursing facilities in Georgia and 181 across the United States. Business operations are located in Peachtree Corners, providing post-acute healthcare customers with sophisticated on-site automated medication dispensing systems. The AlixaRx solution enhances the patients’ safety and access to the medications they need, while saving costs and giving nurses more time to deliver direct patient care.
“It is no surprise that AlixaRx would choose Georgia to establish its regional pharmacy hub,” said GDeCD Commissioner Chris Carr. “Georgia has the fifth-largest logistics workforce in the nation and more than 75 cold chain logistics companies operate here. I have no doubt that AlixaRx will find the resources it needs to better reach its patients and other healthcare customers across the nation.”
“The company has an innovative business model, so it’s exciting that they selected our community as a place to operate and grow,” commented Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash. “We will continue our efforts to help innovators, businesses and suppliers, such as AlixaRx, find success in Gwinnett County.”
“We celebrate the addition of AlixaRx to Peachtree Corners, the high-paying jobs it brings to our residents, and its role in furthering our community’s life sciences offerings,” said City of Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason.
Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development consistently works to attract health and life science companies, such as AlixaRx, to Gwinnett County. Kellie Brownlow, Director of Economic Development for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett, commented, “Healthcare-related businesses and suppliers are a fast-growing industry in Gwinnett and the nation. Our goals are to nurture and support healthcare innovation and provide opportunities for companies in this industry to grow and expand in the County.”
The AlixaRx project was a collaborative effort among the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
To learn more about AlixaRx, please visit www.alixarx.com.
For more information on Gwinnett’s economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.