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A Success Story: How Good Shepherd Medical Center Achieved a 20% Savings on Their Pharmacy Spend in Their First Year with Scripius.

Good Shepherd Medical Center is a progressive, not-for-profit hospital located in Hermiston, Oregon, and is a major employer in the area. The Medical Center has over 700 employees and more than 40 physicians on active medical staff, and it has been named one of The Oregonian’s “Top Workplaces in Oregon and Southwestern Washington” several years in a row.

But despite its success, John Adams, the director of pharmacy for Good Shepherd Health Care System, always wondered if the center was getting a good deal on the prescription benefits being offered to its employees and their dependents. While attending a northwest pharmacy conference, he heard about the solutions that Scripius could offer and decided the medical center should give it a try.

The switch proved to be a smart one. In Good Shepherd’s first year with Scripius, the center saved 20% on its prescription spend.

“Within the first year, the performance has been excellent,” Adams said. The service “has been very responsive and any issues or challenges have been handled immediately, on the spot.”

Eric Cannon, Scripius Chief Pharmacy Benefits Officer, noted that most of that savings came, not from rebates, but from clinical programs and utilization strategies. “The savings we achieved for Good Shepherd show that high rebates often produce high costs. By focusing on more than just rebates, we can lower an employer’s PMPM, which is the actual, real price tag.” 

The responsive service and cost savings that Scripius achieved, have impressed the medical center’s leaders, who appreciate the transparency and pass-through pricing that Scripius delivers.

“The administration has been very pleased. The savings have been real,” Adams said.

At Scripius, we are confident we can produce results for you that are similar to Good Shepherd’s experience. That confidence is why we offer a first-year savings guarantee for clients who make the switch to Scripius.

Have questions? Or ready to make the switch to Scripius? Contact your consultant or agent, or call us at 801-442-3117. We're here to help. We'll answer your questions and lay out an easy path to future cost savings and a better member experience.