Guardian Pharmacy and Winyah Pharmacy Solutions Announce New Partnership with Preferred Care Pharmaceutical Services

Hollywood pharmacy expands Guardian’s service of behavioral health homes and establishes coverage of mental health clinics in South Carolina.

Guardian Pharmacy LLC, one of the largest long-term care pharmacy companies in the U.S., and Winyah Pharmacy Solutions, one of Guardian’s leading local pharmacies, have added Preferred Care Pharmaceutical Services in Hollywood, South Carolina, to their long-term care pharmacy family. The addition of Preferred Care strengthens Guardian’s coverage of behavioral health homes and allows the company to begin serving South Carolina’s mental health clinics.
The move demonstrates key growth for Winyah Pharmacy Solutions, which along with its location in Charlotte serves residents across South Carolina and in upstate and western North Carolina.
“We’re excited to partner with Preferred Care and to add their experience and expertise in mental and behavioral health to our organization,” said David Whitlock, president of Winyah Pharmacy Solutions. “By combining our pharmacies’ respective strengths, we’re set to make an even greater impact on the long-term care industry in South Carolina.”
Founded in 1996 by Tim Keisler, RPh, and Diane Keisler, RPh, Preferred Care also provides pharmacy services to assisted living communities. In this new partnership, the pharmacy will continue operating from its Hollywood location. The Keislers will continue as directors under the support and leadership of Whitlock, a 28-year veteran of the healthcare industry who also serves as regional president at Guardian.
“Having known David and his family for many years, we are confident that teaming up with Winyah and Guardian is the right strategic move for our pharmacy,” said the Keislers. “This allows us to maintain our focus on personalized service for our residents while helping us stay ahead of this rapidly changing industry.”
As part of the Guardian Pharmacy family, Preferred Care will benefit from the company’s industry-unique Local Autonomy business model. Through the structure, pharmacies can focus more time on providing customers with creative solutions and expert service while benefitting from the business, financial and leadership resources offered through Guardian’s corporate support team.
Founded in 2004, Guardian Pharmacy now serves more than 53,000 residents through 24 locations across 14 states. For more information, visit and 

About Guardian Pharmacy
Guardian Pharmacy, LLC, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is one of the nation’s largest long-term care pharmacy companies and ranks among Georgia’s fastest growing companies. Guardian’s pharmacies focus on providing outstanding client service to long-term care facilities including assisted living, skilled nursing and others. Founded in 2004, Guardian has experienced a compound annual growth rate of more than 32 percent, which the company attributes to its unique Local-Autonomy business model. Pharmacy operators participate in local ownership and benefit from Guardian’s experience in high-growth, specialty pharmacies.

SOURCE: Guardian Pharmacy LLC

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