TeamStaff, Inc. Awarded Department of Veterans Affairs' Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy Program

Tue May 17, 2011 8:30am EDT

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        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

TEAMSTAFF, INC. AWARDED DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS'
CONSOLIDATED MAIL OUTPATIENT PHARMACY PROGRAM

 

Somerset, New Jersey - May 17, 2011 -- TeamStaff, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSTF), a leading logistics and healthcare services provider to the Federal Government, primarily within the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, announced today that its primary operating subsidiary TeamStaff Government Solutions, Inc. "TeamStaff GS" has been awarded a single source Blanket Purchase Agreement ("BPA") for the procurement of integrated medical support for the Department of Veterans Affairs' Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy ("CMOP") program. The tasks to be performed include pharmacy and pharmacy technician services in support of pharmacy production management.  The maximum total value under this award is expected to be approximately $140,000,000 against the Company's Federal Supply Schedule, Professional and Allied Healthcare Staffing Services GSA VA V797P-4348a and pursuant to site-specific task orders expected to be rendered by the VA.   Work will be performed in Charleston, South Carolina; Hines, Illinois; Leavenworth, Kansas; Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Tucson, Arizona; Lancaster, Texas; and Dublin, Georgia.  Work is expected to begin on July 1, 2011 and continue for up to 5 years.  In the interim, TeamStaff GS will continue to provide services under its previously announced interim contract.

 

TeamStaff CEO Zach Parker commented, "Being awarded the CMOP program is evidence of our customer's satisfaction and confidence in TeamStaff's performance supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs." Over the past decade, TeamStaff has worked hand-in-hand with our customer to ensure our nation's veterans receive their medications both quickly and accurately. We look forward to continuing to assist the Department of Veterans Affairs with this national priority service."

 

About TeamStaff's support to the DVA's Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy Program (CMOP):  

 

Approximately 80 percent of all prescriptions written in the Veterans Health Administration are filled by the CMOP program. The program consists of seven CMOP sites strategically located throughout the United States.  The CMOP program filled about 110 million prescriptions in 2010.  The CMOP program is key to the efficient, timely and accurate (improved patient safety) delivery of pharmaceutical care to our Veterans and was recently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates for their efficiency.  CMOPs have assisted the Veterans Administration Medical Centers (VAMC) in decreasing the wait and travel times for Veterans who would in the past have to travel to the medical centers to pick up their prescriptions.  

 

TeamStaff GS President Kevin Wilson stated:  "TeamStaff is tremendously proud of the relationship that we have built with the CMOP program and what we are able to do for our Veterans. The commitment to superior services have become a mantra with our dedicated employees who currently support the CMOP program, and their efforts were integral  in our being chosen to expand in  providing these critical services to our veterans ."

 

About TeamStaff, Inc.

 

TeamStaff serves clients and their employees throughout the United States as a full-service provider of logistics and healthcare support services. TeamStaff specializes in providing high quality healthcare, logistics, and technical services to Federal agencies and the Department of Defense. For more information, visit the TeamStaff corporate web site at www.teamstaff.com or the TeamStaff Government Solutions web site at www.teamstaffgs.com.

 

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CONTACTS:

 

Zachary C. Parker,
President and Chief Executive Officer
John E. Kahn,
Chief Financial Officer
TeamStaff, Inc.
1 Executive Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873
866-352-5304

 

Donald C. Weinberger/Diana Bittner (media)
Wolfe Axelrod Weinberger Associates, LLC
212-370-4500
don@wolfeaxelrod.com
diana@wolfeaxelrod.com
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