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GEM Edwards Pharmacy Earns NABP Digital Pharmacy Accreditation

GEM Edwards Pharmacy has been accredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) for digital pharmacy practice.

Hudson, OHIO – December 22, 2022

NABP’s Digital Pharmacy Accreditation signifies to patients, payers, and providers that the pharmacy organization is recognized for its commitment to quality health care and safe pharmacy practices over the internet. Digital Pharmacy Accreditation was created to recognize safe and legitimate pharmacies with an internet presence that stand out against the ever-growing list of rogue pharmacy websites. In addition to the thorough review process and on-site survey, GEM Edwards Pharmacy website was verified to review the pharmacy’s online presence and medication-related websites to ensure that they are properly licensed and follow applicable laws and business best practices.

“Earning NAPB’s Digital Pharmacy Accreditation demonstrates our unwavering commitment to providing patients and customers with the highest level of service and care,” said Justin Acri, PharmD – Vice President of Pharmacy. “We’re truly honored by this achievement and thank NAPB for this esteemed recognition.”

“NABP congratulates GEM Edwards Pharmacy on achieving this important recognition,” says NABP Executive Director/Secretary Lemrey “Al” Carter, PharmD, MS, RPh. “By earning Digital Pharmacy Accreditation, they demonstrate their commitment to providing patients with safe access to high-quality health care.”


About the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) is the impartial professional organization that supports its member regulatory state boards of pharmacy in creating uniform regulations to protect public health. Founded in 1904, NABP aims to ensure the public’s health and safety through its pharmacist competence assessment programs, license transfer and verification services, as well as through pharmacy inspection and accreditation programs. For more information, please visit www.nabp.pharmacy.



GEMCORE Starts Yearlong Anniversary Celebration to Mark 30 Years in Business

GEMCORE Starts Yearlong Anniversary Celebration to Mark 30 Years in Business

Hudson, OHIO – January 24, 2022 – GEMCORE™, a family of companies, starts its year-long celebration to recognize 30 years in business. Throughout 2022, GEMCORE will share details on its rich history and recognize its team of dedicated employees through events and activities.

From humble beginnings in a family home to a 130,000-square foot headquarters and seven branch locations, GEMCORE is now an industry leader in diabetes management solutions, providing supplies, medications, and health coaching to patients nationwide.

“To solve the problem of patient access to medical supplies, my parents, Ed and Toni Edwards, created a mail-order company out of their basement in 1992,” GEMCORE CEO Matt Edwards explained. “30 years later, we’re still in the mail-order business with a patient-first emphasis, and we’ve expanded well beyond and now have multiple business units. We can pack and ship everything from diabetes equipment, supplies, and medications directly to patients; we provide third-party logistics and wholesale medical supplies; and we have an entire business unit dedicated to counseling and educating patients on how to improve their health while living with chronic conditions.”

Devotion to the patient doesn’t diminish the importance of employees, according to Edwards. In the past few years, GEMCORE has been recognized for its dedication to its employees, customers, and industry partners through many awards, including the Weatherhead 100 Centurion Award, Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company, and Top Workplace from the Cleveland Plain Dealer. These awards only tell part of the story.

“We are proud of our growth, of course, but it’s not about commercial success, it’s about improving the health of every person we touch,” Edwards said. “We are incredibly grateful to our 375 employees who made our mission theirs and who ultimately made us what we are today. Without their hard work, passion, and relentless drive, we never would have made it 30 years and counting!”

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About GEMCORE:

Headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, GEMCORE is a family of companies providing high quality, clinically proven, top branded medical products, medications, and innovative solutions from product fulfillment to home delivery. We work directly with patients, insurance plans, healthcare providers, manufacturers, and other partners to help lower operational costs, improve efficiencies, and increase profitability with cost-effective, results-driven solutions that ultimately improve patients’ lives. The family of companies includes Edwards Health Care ServicesGEMCO MedicalGemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy. Learn more at www.gemcorehealth.com.



ACHC Accreditation

GEM Edwards Pharmacy Earns Accreditation with ACHC

Hudson, OH — November 19, 2020:  GEM Edwards Pharmacy is pleased to announce it has received ACHC accreditation status for its mail order pharmacy services by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

Accreditation by ACHC reflects GEM Edwards Pharmacy’s dedication to excellence in meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care. Achieving accreditation is a rigorous process where healthcare organizations must demonstrate compliance with national standards showcasing its commitment to patient care.

“Obtaining our ACHC accreditation shows our commitment to excellence to our patients, insurance providers, and regulatory agencies that we have the systems in place to accurately and safely deliver cost-effective medications.”

Justin Acri, Director of GEM Edwards Pharmacy

“We are very excited and proud of this recent accreditation,” said Justin Acri, PharmD, Director of GEM Edwards Pharmacy. “Obtaining our ACHC accreditation shows our patients, insurance providers, and regulatory agencies that we have the systems in place to accurately and safely deliver cost-effective medications in a timely fashion to patients across the country.”

In addition to its ACHC accreditation status, GEM Edwards Pharmacy also holds accreditation from the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB), a quality accreditation designed for the compounding industry. For more information, please visit www.gemedwardspharmacy.com or contact us at 1-866-552-5522.


About Accreditation Commission for Health Care

ACHC is a nonprofit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC has become synonymous with value, integrity, and the industry’s best customer service. Our mission is simple: We aim to deliver the best possible accreditation experience. ACHC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and has CMS deeming authority for Home Health, Hospice, and DMEPOS. Visit www.achc.org to learn more.



Our Pharmacy Technicians

GEMCORE Starts Yearlong Anniversary Celebration to Mark 30 Years in Business

Hudson, Ohio – October 20, 2020: Pharmacy Technician Day (20 October 2020) is a great time to reflect on the vital role that our pharmacy technicians have! They are the backbone of our pharmacy and help to assist our pharmacists ensuring our patients are our top priority. We are excited to have the following Pharmacy Technicians as part of our team and want to recognize them for their efforts and constant care they provide our patients ensuring they have their medications when they need them.  

Nikki Schultz

Nikki has been a Pharmacy Technician with us for 10 years and says, ” I get to help ensure our processes are easy and allows our patients to get medications and medical supplies as quickly as possible. Getting to make connections with our patients and animal parents always makes me feel better knowing I am helping them in some way.”

Nikki is an integral part of our team and our processes.

Jenny Place

Jenny has been a Pharmacy Technician with us for almost two years and loves what she does. ” I love what I do because it makes me feel good knowing that I am helping people in our community and their pets stay healthy.”

Jenny is a great asset to our pharmacy and amplifies our services with her knowledge and strengths ensuring our patients are our top priority.

Monique Rovelsky

Monique is the newest addition to our team and has been a Pharmacy Technician with us for a little over a month.

We are excited to have Monique on our team and enjoy her enthusiasm. Monique says, “I love seeing the positive impact we as a pharmacy team can have on the health and well-being of our patients.”



Recognized on Inc. 5000 List

GEMCORE Starts Yearlong Anniversary Celebration to Mark 30 Years in Business

Hudson, OHIO – January 24, 2022 – GEMCORE™, a family of companies, starts its year-long celebration to recognize 30 years in business. Throughout 2022, GEMCORE will share details on its rich history and recognize its team of dedicated employees through events and activities.

From humble beginnings in a family home to a 130,000-square foot headquarters and seven branch locations, GEMCORE is now an industry leader in diabetes management solutions, providing supplies, medications, and health coaching to patients nationwide.

“To solve the problem of patient access to medical supplies, my parents, Ed and Toni Edwards, created a mail-order company out of their basement in 1992,” GEMCORE CEO Matt Edwards explained. “30 years later, we’re still in the mail-order business with a patient-first emphasis, and we’ve expanded well beyond and now have multiple business units. We can pack and ship everything from diabetes equipment, supplies, and medications directly to patients; we provide third-party logistics and wholesale medical supplies; and we have an entire business unit dedicated to counseling and educating patients on how to improve their health while living with chronic conditions.”

Devotion to the patient doesn’t diminish the importance of employees, according to Edwards. In the past few years, GEMCORE has been recognized for its dedication to its employees, customers, and industry partners through many awards, including the Weatherhead 100 Centurion Award, Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company, and Top Workplace from the Cleveland Plain Dealer. These awards only tell part of the story.

“We are proud of our growth, of course, but it’s not about commercial success, it’s about improving the health of every person we touch,” Edwards said. “We are incredibly grateful to our 375 employees who made our mission theirs and who ultimately made us what we are today. Without their hard work, passion, and relentless drive, we never would have made it 30 years and counting!”

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It’s an honor to be recognized by the Inc. 5000 and ranked alongside so many remarkably innovative businesses. We can’t thank our team enough for contributing to our amazing results.

Matthew Edwards, GEMCORE’s CEO

About GEMCORE:

Headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, GEMCORE is a family of companies providing high quality, clinically proven, top branded medical products, medications, and innovative solutions from product fulfillment to home delivery. We work directly with patients, insurance plans, healthcare providers, manufacturers, and other partners to help lower operational costs, improve efficiencies, and increase profitability with cost-effective, results-driven solutions that ultimately improve patients’ lives. The family of companies includes Edwards Health Care ServicesGEMCO MedicalGemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy. Learn more at www.gemcorehealth.com.



2020 Top Workplaces by Cleveland Plain Dealer

GEMCORE Starts Yearlong Anniversary Celebration to Mark 30 Years in Business

It’s an honor to be recognized by the Inc. 5000 and ranked alongside so many remarkably innovative businesses. We can’t thank our team enough for contributing to our amazing results.

Matthew Edwards, GEMCORE’s CEO

About GEMCORE:

Headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, GEMCORE is a family of companies providing high quality, clinically proven, top branded medical products, medications, and innovative solutions from product fulfillment to home delivery. We work directly with patients, insurance plans, healthcare providers, manufacturers, and other partners to help lower operational costs, improve efficiencies, and increase profitability with cost-effective, results-driven solutions that ultimately improve patients’ lives. The family of companies includes Edwards Health Care ServicesGEMCO MedicalGemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy. Learn more at www.gemcorehealth.com.



Local Hospital Donation

GEMCORE Starts Yearlong Anniversary Celebration to Mark 30 Years in Business


About GEMCORE:

Headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, GEMCORE is a family of companies providing high quality, clinically proven, top branded medical products, medications, and innovative solutions from product fulfillment to home delivery. We work directly with patients, insurance plans, healthcare providers, manufacturers, and other partners to help lower operational costs, improve efficiencies, and increase profitability with cost-effective, results-driven solutions that ultimately improve patients’ lives. The family of companies includes Edwards Health Care ServicesGEMCO MedicalGemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy. Learn more at www.gemcorehealth.com.



Hand Sanitizer

GEMCORE Starts Yearlong Anniversary Celebration to Mark 30 Years in Business



PCAB Accreditation

GEM Edwards Pharmacy Achieves Prestigious PCAB Accreditation

Hudson, Ohio – April 7, 2020: GEM Edwards Pharamacy announces its achievement of accreditation by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB), a service of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), for the compounding of pharmaceuticals for both human and veterinary patients. The accreditation is awarded in recognition of the pharmacy’s commitment to meeting and/or exceeding national quality standards.

Compounding is an integral part of the practice of pharmacy, and the demand for these customized medications increases every year. Physicians, veterinarians, and other healthcare providers prescribe compounded medications to personalize treatment for patients in order to dial in the strength, concentration, or dose of the medication or to make it easier to administer. Specially trained pharmacists compound the medications to ensure their efficacy and safety for patients. Achieving PCAB accreditation is a strong statement of GEM Edwards Pharmacy’s commitment to providing high quality compounded medications for their patients nationwide.

“By achieving PCAB Accreditation, our customers can rest assured knowing that our organization follows industry best practices and is in compliance with the most stringent national standards.”

Justin Acri, Director of GEM Edwards Pharmacy

“GEM Edwards Pharmacy strives to deliver the highest quality compounded medications,” said Justin Acri, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy. “By achieving PCAB accreditation, our customers can rest assured knowing that our organization follows industry best practices and is in compliance with the most stringent national standards.”

In addition to its PCAB accreditation status, GEM Edwards Pharmacy also holds accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), a quality accreditation designed for the compounding industry. For more information, please visit www.gemedwardspharmacy.com or contact us at 1-866-552-5522.


About Accreditation Commission for Health Care

ACHC is a nonprofit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC has become synonymous with value, integrity, and the industry’s best customer service. Our mission is simple: We aim to deliver the best possible accreditation experience. ACHC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and has CMS deeming authority for Home Health, Hospice, and DMEPOS. Visit www.achc.org to learn more.



Advanced Wound Care

GEMCORE Starts Yearlong Anniversary Celebration to Mark 30 Years in Business