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ProMedica Expands ScriptCenter® to Grow Employee Prescription Services

Asteres Inc., the industry’s leading provider of automated kiosks for 24/7 prescription pick up and consumer product sales in retail, hospital, and DOD/VA sites, announced the expansion of ScriptCenter at ProMedica.

ProMedica was looking for a solution to expand their pharmacy services to employees at their ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital location, but the hospital didn’t have an outpatient pharmacy. ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital has a busy inpatient pharmacy, but no ability to service their employee’s prescription pick up needs. ScriptCenter was an obvious solution to fill that void.

“Last year, we installed our first ScriptCenter kiosk at ProMedica Toledo Hospital to allow employees to pick up their prescriptions 24/7, even when ProMedica Pharmacy Counter was closed,” said Bryan Coehrs, PharmD, RPh, director of pharmacy operations for ProMedica Pharmacy Counter. “After seeing the tremendous success we had with more than 70% of our employees using the pharmacy now picking up their prescriptions from ScriptCenter, it was clear that we needed to expand the program to our other locations.”

“We are thrilled to be able to bring our prescription services to additional locations,” continued Coehrs. “ProMedica continues to have a strong relationship with our employees and their wellness needs. ScriptCenter has been a great asset to helping us improve and expand our employee wellness program.”

ProMedica Achievements with ScriptCenter 24/7 Prescription Pickup

1. Expansion of prescription pick-up to locations without an outpatient pharmacy

2. Significant increase in employee/family prescriptions on 2nd & 3rd shifts

3. 24/7 pharmacy services without extending hours or adding staff

ABOUT ASTERES

Asteres Inc. develops secure self-service kiosks for delivery of prescriptions and consumer products worldwide. Asteres’ premier product is ScriptCenter, the first prescription pick-up kiosk for retail, healthcare and military pharmacies that allows patients to pickup and pay for their prescriptions even when the pharmacy is closed. For more information visit www.asteres.com.

About ProMedica

Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization formed in 1986. ProMedica has more than 15,000 employees and nearly 1,900 physicians with more than 600 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Its 12 hospitals and more than 300 facilities offer comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women and pediatric services. ProMedica’s mission is to improve health and well-being, with a strong focus on wellness and clinical excellence, as well as innovative, community advocacy programs that address health-related issues such as hunger and obesity. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

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