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Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Appoints Gentry Hughes Executive Vice President, Development

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), the nation's largest pharmacy services provider today announced the appointment of Gentry Hughes as Executive Vice President, Development. Hughes will be responsible for leading the company's national and regional accounts and channel relationships.

"Gentry brings an invaluable combination of healthcare leadership and sales experience, making him uniquely suited for this new position with the CPS team," said Don Nickleson, chief executive officer and president of CPS. "He has a thorough understanding of the needs of larger and regional hospitals systems to improve financial, clinical, quality and care performance, making him an asset to our organization and to the health systems we serve."

Gentry is a healthcare industry veteran, and is joining CPS from a 15 year career at GE Healthcare, where he spent the last five years as head of the company's U.S. Clinical System Sales and Marketing Division. He's held leadership positions at Symphony Health Services, Harlan Laboratories and Dynavox. He attended the University of Kentucky and completed his graduate studies at Marquette University.

"Hospital systems are battling unprecedented challenges today," Hughes said. "CPS is the only company in the industry with the expertise, depth and breadth of targeted solutions capable of addressing these challenges as they relate to hospital pharmacy operations and management. I'm looking forward to working with national and regional hospital system clients to help them achieve their quality and financial goals."

About Comprehensive Pharmacy Services:

Employing over 1,900 pharmacy professionals, CPS is the nation's largest provider of pharmacy services to more than 400 hospitals and healthcare facilities leading to improved financial results, enhanced quality and risk management. CPS services include pharmacy consulting and regulatory services, 340B solutions, inpatient and outpatient pharmacy solutions, telepharmacy services and medication related transition of care services. For more information, visit cpspharm.com/.

CONTACT: Rod Recor Vice President, Product Development and Marketing Rod.Recor@cpspharm.com 901-462-9082 Office 860-922-2539 Mobile

Source: Comprehensive Pharmacy Services