ATLANTA, GA.-December 1, 2017
Attain Med makes history by becoming among the first minority business enterprise (MBE) organizations ever to receive a Premier, Inc., wholesale contract for distribution of biopharmaceuticals.
Premier, Inc. Group Purchasing Organization has awarded Attain Med, Inc., a contract to the U.S. Wholesale Pharmaceutical Distribution Category, November 2017 and becomes effective January 1st, 2018.
Attain Med is the first and only SBA 8(a) and MBE to lead a biopharmaceutical wholesaler and distributor and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Attain Med is a member of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC), Stacey Key, President and CEO. Attain Med is also a board member of the Healthcare Distributors Alliance (HDA), member of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), and the National Community Pharmacy Association (NCPA).
Chief Executive Officer, Lenny Rodriguez and Vice President of Diversity Partnerships, Charles Stafford have over 45 years of corporate experience in communications and biopharmaceutical science as a team. Attain Med was incorporated in 2008, based in Atlanta, Georgia and is licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia & Puerto Rico.
“Our focus initially was Durable Medical Equipment and independent pharmacies but has since continued to grow the business to include institutions such as long-term-care facilities, hospices, retail chains, correctional facilities & government entities such as the CDC, VA, CMOPS, IHS & DLA – Troop Support,” said Mr. Rodriguez. Attain Med also received a contract award earlier in November from GeriMed specifically for hospice and the correctional care segments of the market.
Vice-President Diversity Partnerships-
According to the VP of Diversity Partnerships, Mr. Stafford, this award increases Attain Med’s capability since Premier is a leading alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals. Premier’s acute care members and ever-growing population of non-acute facilities span across the map, stretching from Alaska to the Florida Keys. Premier also serves approximately 120,000 other providers meeting the specific needs of non-acute classes of trade, including senior living, surgery centers, physician practices, imaging centers, home health care, ambulatory care, clinical labs and more.
“Our investment in technology has allowed us to keep apprised and compliant with all federal, state and local agency laws and regulations, including the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA). In aid of partnerships, I look forward to working with Supplier Diversity Directors and the larger distributors to expand business opportunities both in acute and long-term-care across health systems because our goal is to ensure that patients who receive our medications achieve their best possible health outcomes,” said Stafford.