LTC provider PCA Pharmacy changes name to Synchrony Pharmacy

Long-term care provider PCA Pharmacy will change its name to Synchrony Pharmacy on Jan. 1, 2022, the company announced Friday.

The rebranding is part of a strategy to align with its parent brand, Synchrony Health Services, it said. The two brands are ancillary companies under the umbrella of long-term care giant Trilogy Health Services.

The change is in name only, the pharmacy provider added. “Synchrony Pharmacy will continue to partner with skilled nursing, assisted living and other healthcare facilities to meet the needs of residents through specialized clinical operations support services,” it said.

Prior to the name change, the company had expanded its services to include mail order pharmacy. It also has near-term plans to add laboratory and portable diagnostic imaging to its offerings, it said.

“This is an exciting step to align with our industry-leading partners within the Synchrony Health Services brand,” Joe Whitt, chief operating officer, said. “It provides us a more strategic approach to providing unrivaled health care services to the patients, residents and caregivers we serve throughout the post-acute continuum of care.”

In April, spurred by the pandemic, Trilogy began offering its approximately 17,000 employees and their dependents a one-source, full-service discount pharmacy benefit through the pharmacy.