Guardian Pharmacy Expands Footprint to Southern California Through New Partnership with Ron’s Pharmacy Services

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Guardian Pharmacy LLC, one of the nation’s largest long-term care
pharmacy companies, today announced that San Diego, CA-based, Ron’s
Pharmacy Services is joining the Guardian Pharmacy family, a strategic
partnership that expands Guardian’s presence to the West Coast.

Since 1981, Ron and Janna Belville’s pharmacy has provided outstanding
service for assisted living and skilled nursing communities throughout
Southern California, today serving more than 12,000 residents. The
Belville’s will continue to own and operate the pharmacy in partnership
with Guardian, with Ron serving as president and Janna as vice
president. Additionally, well-respected industry veteran, Bob Smith,
will become an ownership partner in the pharmacy and serve as chief
operating officer. Smith, who has decades of industry knowledge, will
focus on operations and systems enhancements as well as help support the
growth of the business.

“Our goal at Ron’s Pharmacy is to continue to grow while maintaining
exceptional service,” said Ron Belville. “To accomplish this, we knew we
needed a partner that could assist with the time-consuming financial,
technical, and administrative tasks, so we can put all of our focus on
our current and future customers and maintain our reputation for
excellent service.”

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Ron, Janna, Bob
and the rest of the team as we expand to the West Coast,” said Fred
Burke, CEO of Guardian. “The long-standing reputation of the pharmacy
and focus on quality service mirrors our core business beliefs and makes
for a strong partnership.”

Harbor Healthcare Consultants, a boutique investment banking firm,
served as the exclusive advisor to Ron’s Pharmacy.

“I’ve known Ron for several years and as we discussed his goals, I knew
partnering with Guardian Pharmacy would be the perfect fit,” said Ira
Cammeyer, president of Harbor Healthcare Consultants. “Guardian’s
business model allows Ron to retain ownership in the pharmacy and
provides the additional resources needed to achieve the team’s growth,
goals and ambitions.”

Founded in 2004, Guardian Pharmacy’s 27 locations now serve more than
75,000 residents throughout 17 states. For more information, visit guardianpharmacy.net
or ronspharmacyservices.com.

About Guardian Pharmacy

Guardian Pharmacy, LLC, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is one of the
nation’s largest long-term care pharmacy 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 40 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. www.guardianpharmacy.net.

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