Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Bob Rowland discuss the following:
- What does Grane Rx do and who do you serve?
- What measures does Grane Rx take to reduce disease transmission in medication administration and management given we are in a once in a century Pandemic?
- What is Grane Rx’s Meds2Home program and who does it serve?
- You previously mentioned PACE, what exactly is PACE and what is Grane Rx’s role in supporting this program.
- In light of the pandemic, how has Grane Rx evolved to respond to changing conditions?
Grane Rx is the nation’s leading senior care pharmacy and medication management provider. For over 25 years Grane Rx has been delivering end-to-end pharmacy services, clinical consulting, staff training and on-going support, pharmacy transition facilitation, precision medication, and state-of-the-art pharmacy technology and automation. All Grane Rx solutions are designed to streamline senior care operations, optimize care and manage costs. Grane Rx works closely with our clients to build a collaborative relationship and ensure a smooth pharmacy transition.
Bob Rowland has been leading high performance healthcare companies for over three decades. As an industry veteran with extensive operational, financial and management experience, Bob effectively drives results for smart business growth.
Currently serving as the Grane Rx President and COO, he has built a profitable and sustainable business model for the company. Under his strong leadership, vision and financial acumen, Grane Rx has grown from 60 employees to nearly 300 employees and from one pharmacy location serving Western Pennsylvania to three pharmacy locations servicing the United States. Grane Rx is continuing to expand its services and customer base in response to changing market conditions and new opportunities.
In 2006, Grane Rx strategically added PACE pharmacy to its line-up of services--a rapidly growing area in senior pharmacy care. Upon joining Grane Rx in 2007, Bob took over stewardship of the company’s PACE services business unit. Today Grane Rx is one of the nation’s leading PACE pharmacy and medication management providers serving three of the largest PACE organizations in the country.
Grane Rx also runs three state-of-the-art pharmacies in strategic locations throughout the U.S. The second and third pharmacies were added under Bob’s leadership and have contributed to the scalable growth of the company. The addition of these pharmacies opened up new geographical opportunities enabling Grane Rx to serve customers across the country with the necessary speed.
Prior to his tenure at Grane Rx, Bob founded NurseMD at Home, a physician house call practice serving the frail elderly population. Bob and his team of medical prescribers serviced over 300 patients unable to see their primary care physician on a regular basis.
Bob’s work with Orange Belt Pharmacy Group provided the impetus for him to found NurseMD at Home. Bob served as CEO for Orange Belt Pharmacy, a retail and LTC pharmacy group with home medical equipment supplier based out of Central, Florida from 1999 to 2004. There he led a team of 50 employees servicing seniors in multiple settings and enhancing processes and systems. He introduced the one of the first high volume pouch packing devices in Florida to service nursing home residents.
In the late 90’s Bob served as the Post Acute Care Director for CareLink, a wholly owned subsidiary of Orlando Health. There he led a team who managed seniors in nursing homes, home health, DME, retail pharmacy, home infusion pharmacy, and private duty services.
In the late 80’s, Bob served as a senior reimbursement manager at HCR. He led a team of financial personnel who focused on sub-acute care reimbursement and program development.
Bob has held auditing and consulting roles with Ernst & Young and KPMG Peat Marwick firms.
Bob is happily married to his spouse Michelle for 37 years. He has three beautiful adult children and two perfect grandsons. His mom is a healthy 84.