Zionsville Times Sentinel

October 11, 2012

Zionsville residents open pharmacy


— Zionsville residents Brian Hardesty and Steve Piepenbrink are opening Guardian Pharmacy of Indiana, a long-term care pharmacy company.

The partnership also includes the acquisition of Senior Care Pharmacy of Indiana. The new pharmacy serves residents of long-term care and group homes, assisted living and skilled nursing communities throughout Indiana.

Piepenbrink said, “Within Indiana’s long-term care market, we felt there was a need for a pharmacy that combined the best of local ownership, unparalleled customer service, local decision-making and individually tailored services with the benefits and resources of a larger company. Guardian Pharmacy’s corporate philosophy and business model were the perfect fit.”

“From the beginning our goals were aligned with Steve’s,” said Kendall Forbes, executive vice president of operations and co-founder of Guardian Pharmacy, LLC. “Our corporate team assists with the time consuming day-to-day business operations from payroll to rebate management, IT and the intensely complex revenue cycle so that the local owners can focus on what they do best — ensuring that their communities and residents receive the best care possible.”