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26 Jul23567 Offering integrated solutions to support and improve the wellness of Canadians, SRx Health Solutions provides the answer to helping to ease the immense pressure which the Canadian healthcare system finds itself under. We speak to Adesh Vora, the organisation’s CEO and Founder, to find out more as it is named Most Compassionate Healthcare Network 2023 – Canada in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards. SRx Health Solutions is an integrated Canadian healthcare services provider that operates within the specialty healthcare industry. Today, it is Canada’s leading collaborative network of pharmacists and healthcare practitioners and offers specialised treatments and support services across the country in order to improve the wellness of Canadians whilst optimising treatment outcomes. By collaborating with hospitals, healthcare facilities, physicians, and industry leaders to manage patients’ complex specialty medication regimes, as well as drive crucial patient-care initiatives, the firm’s focus is on ensuring an exceptional patient experience and improving outcomes for Canadians. Extending across all 10 Canadian provinces, the SRx network is one of the most accessible providers of comprehensive, integrated, and customised specialty healthcare services in the country, combining years of industry knowledge, technology, and patient-centric excellence to create strategies and solutions that consistently exceed client expectations and drive critical patient care initiatives. As an essential division of SRx Health Solutions, SRx Clinics aims to deliver specialised treatments, integrated healthcare solutions, and exceptional patient care by being committed to ensuring quality care and an unparalleled patient experience. It achieves this by providing a safe and comfortable treatment atmosphere that promotes relaxation and wellness, combined with a knowledgeable and compassionate nursing team which works closely with each patient to provide education, emotional support, treatment counselling, and an ease of access that fosters adherence and positive results. Patient outcomes are further optimised thanks to SRx’s integrated approach, which supports clear lines of communication and working in conjunction with each patient’s respective team of healthcare professionals, ranging from PSPs to physicians, nurse practitioners, caregivers, pharmacists, and so forth. Adesh Vora, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of SRx Health Solutions, tells us more about the company and its underpinning ethos. “As a community-based patient care centre, we strive to put our patients first,” he begins. “We take any and all steps necessary to nurture a seamless treatment journey for our patients, regardless of their condition and treatment therapies.” Adesh himself brings more than 25 years’ worth of pharmacy and healthcare experience to the organisation, capably and effectively leading the company with both a deep knowledge of and passion for the Canadian healthcare system. As a graduate from the University of Illinois with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, achieved in 2000, Adesh has applied his in-depth knowledge and skillset to various start-ups throughout his career. He is a huge advocate of the Canadian healthcare system and wholeheartedly believes all Canadians should have equal access to modern healthcare, including the newest medicines. Since the firm’s initial inception in 2013, Adesh has successfully grown the company from just one specialty pharmacy into a national, comprehensive healthcare service provider. He is process-driven and has the technical knowledge to deliver on set mandates through innovative processes, technology, and analytics and, as such, he has played a key role in developing innovative and integrated healthcare solutions that enhance patient outcomes and accessibility to care. He equally strives to continue driving the profession of pharmacy and the role of a pharmacist, while simultaneously inspiring other pharmacists to innovate. Currently, Adesh serves on the board of directors of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, and as President of the board of Seva International Charitable Foundation. He has also completed alumni programmes at Harvard Business School, as well as at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. “With more than 125 clinics and 250 nurses across the country, SRx Clinics has helped improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of Canadians since opening its doors 11 years ago,” Adesh enthuses. “Our highly trained nursing teams are part of the Omega Specialty Nurses network and consist of RNs and LPNs/RPNs who are dedicated to providing patients with the highest level of care.” All medical professional at SRx are BCLS certified, in good standing with their governing body, and have the critical care experience to react swiftly and effectively in the event of an emergency. Beyond their certifications and extensive experience in the field, the dedicated nurses are caring, empathetic, communicative, and have an attention to detail that is proven to improve the patient experience and outcomes time and time again. SRx Clinics and staff are well-equipped to administer IV infusions, IM and SC injections, including biologics and specialised therapies, and are experienced in caring for such illnesses and diseases as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, iron deficiency, osteo, allergies, atopic dermatitis, plaque psoriasis, and asthma, to name but a few. The clinics are also able to conveniently perform a variety of blood work, drawn upon request to assist with patient monitoring due to the company’s integrated support model, and the nursing and pharmacy teams are also trained to deliver patient teaching on proper administration of IM and SC drug therapies. But the organisation’s success doesn’t end there. With constant plans to develop and grow, SRx’s acquisitions represent a significant step forward in its mission to improve the wellness of Canadians, enhance access to care, and make healthcare simple. By growing its presence, SRx aims to create a positive impact Most Compassionate Healthcare Network 2023 - Canada