Alana HealthCare is the product of two companies, each offering very different products and services, yet identical in vision and approach to the health care industry. Alana HealthCare, a specialty pharmacy, and Dickson Medical Equipment, LLC, a leading provider of durable medical equipment (DME) in middle Tennessee, and their respective leadership understood in very real terms that patient care begins with patients, and that losing sight of this would lead to negative outcomes for the patient, their providers and the health care system as a whole.
Dickson Medical Equipment, LLC (DME) was formed in 2002, serving as the bridge between providers and patients in need of home medical equipment. Similar to Alana HealthCare Pharmacy, DME operated as a service based company. DME’s unique ability to build and sustain relationships with providers allowed the company to function as a bridge between physicians and their patients. These bridges facilitated improved patient-provider communications, a critical component in outcome-driven health care.
Alana HealthCare Pharmacy, LLC was formed in 2009 to provide patients living with chronic and complex medical conditions with specialty pharmaceuticals. The specialty pharmacy differentiated itself from others by taking a “high-touch” approach to patient care. By working closely with patients and offering pharmacist-led support and education, patients have the knowledge and resources to actively engage in their care. The result is better patient-outcomes and reduced health care utilization.
Alana HealthCare Pharmacy, LLC and Dickson Medical Equipment, LLC merged their businesses in 2010 to form Alana HealthCare. Through 2012, Alana HealthCare utilized wholly owned subsidiaries, Alana HealthCare Pharmacy, LLC, Alana HealthCare Infusion Centers and DME Tennessee, LLC, to deliver patient-centered care for those living with chronic medical conditions.
Alana HealthCare has become home to nearly 100 employees, all working to create and launch innovative and outcome-driven respiratory health services. Since our founding, we’ve grown to operate throughout the southeastern US. Alana HealthCare is leading the way in the development and implementation of health management programs for patients living with chronic respiratory disease. Alana provides outcome-driven and patient-centered care that leverages partnerships to build and enrich the care continuum.