Friday, October 19, 2012

Reliant Long Term Care Pharmacy presents for Business & Industry Day

Jon Thompson explained that he and his cousin, Todd Thompson started Reliant Long Term Care Pharmacy three years ago to fill a niche that they saw for nursing homes. The two men created a partnership based on their existing ownership of three pharmacies, including Bean's Pharmacy in Washington.

Jon's father-in-law and business partner, Gary said that today, they have 18 employees, and serve 18 area nursing homes and have over 1,000 patients. 

August Schrock is a software developer hired last year to help develop advanced software to help nursing home nurses dispense medicine correctly. Their advanced methods of using scannable packets of medicine, integrated with the real-time software, reduces the opportunity for error. Currently 6 nursing homes are using this technology.

Another opportunity they saw for small towns threatened with losing their local pharmacy service, was to develop an innovative and proprietary telepharmacy. Todd's son Roby Miller is the software developer and president of Telepharm Technologies that has installed its first telepharmacy in Victor, Iowa. This effort was coincidentally highlighted on the front page of the Gazette newspaper today.

They have been winning business plan competitions and raising their profile regionally at events like "Pitch & Grow" at the Innovation Expo at the Coralville Marriott last month.

Dr. Ann Harris uses her hands to explain something to Sarah Thompson
Thanks for the fantastic program. These new businesses have tremendous potential and we're glad to have you in Washington County.

Crop Walk

Dick Colby thanked the club members for contributing $250 in pledges for his Crop Walk last weekend.

Next week (10/25) - Jerry Rhoads of All-American Care

Ray Poe's guest speaker next week is Jerry Rhoads. Jerry is a published author and software developer. 
All-American Care, Inc., Jerry's long term care operating company owns two skilled restorative care facilities in Muscatine and in Washington. They are models for franchising his company's software, management policies and procedures to other locations.
This will be a very interesting and energetic program, so be sure to attend!

Xicotepec Project Application!

The Rotary District 6000 Xicotepec Project application form for the March 2013 project team trip to Xicotepec is now available online. The deadline to submit your application and the initial $200 deposit is Nov 9, 2012. You know you want to do this.

Trip dates are March 16 – 24, 2013.  2013 will be the 11th consecutive year in which a project team from our district has traveled to Xicotepec to support the projects of the Rotary Club of Xicotepec de Ju├írez.

All the information needed in order to apply will be found at the online site, which is: