Stamford Health Launches Patient-Centered Retail and Specialty Pharmacy Service with Support from Trellis Rx

Published 12/06/2021
by Senita Fort

ATLANTA, GA, December 6 — Trellis Rx today announced it has been selected by Stamford Health, a non-profit independent healthcare system in Stamford, Connecticut, to enhance the medication experience for their patients by launching an in-house retail and specialty pharmacy service. The Stamford Health Pharmacy will integrate highly trained pharmacists and pharmacy liaisons into care teams to ensure patients receive the coordinated, high-touch support needed to improve medication adherence and achieve their best health.

In addition to providing medication to patients upon discharge from the hospital, the Stamford Health Pharmacy will offer specialty pharmacy services to patients living with chronic conditions such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and HIV. The medications used to treat these conditions are often challenging for patients to access and manage due to high out-of-pocket expenses, significant side effects, and other barriers. As a result, patients struggle to adhere to their treatment regimens without the right level of clinical, financial, and emotional support.

Working with Trellis Rx, Stamford Health will provide patient-centered specialty pharmacy services to address these barriers. The services will deploy highly trained specialty pharmacists and pharmacy liaisons in specific specialty practices to provide patients with local, personalized care. In addition to ensuring patients can access their therapies and evaluating medication appropriateness, these experts will provide ongoing counseling and education to promote adherence. They will also proactively monitor therapy effectiveness and collaborate with providers to promote high-level clinical outcomes.

“At Stamford Health, we are recognized for clinical expertise and patient-centered care,” said Ellen Komar, RN, Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Stamford Health. “We pinpointed medication therapy as an area where we could enhance support for our patients and their physicians. Trellis Rx has extensive experience in this area and will work closely with our care teams to ensure that patients have access to the pharmaceuticals they need in line with the care plans developed by their physicians.”

“Stamford Health is known for quality care and clinical excellence, and our expertise in specialty pharmacy services and locally-focused approach will support their efforts to drive the best experience and outcomes for their communities,” said Andy Maurer, Trellis Rx’s CEO. “We are confident their new pharmacy will have a significant impact on the lives of Stamford Health patients and their families for years to come.”

The Stamford Health Pharmacy will begin operations in early 2022 and will progressively expand services throughout the year.


About Stamford Health

Stamford Health is a non-profit independent healthcare system with more than 3,700 employees committed to caring for the community through a wide range of high-quality health and wellness services. Patients and their families receive expert, compassionate care through the system’s 305-bed Stamford Hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, with more than 40 offices in lower Fairfield County offering primary and specialty care; a growing number of ambulatory locations across the region; and support through the Stamford Hospital Foundation.

Stamford Health is known for its expert, person-centered care through its many recognitions and partnerships. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Stamford Hospital as a High Performing Hospital. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rated Stamford Hospital as a five-star hospital for Overall Quality. The American Nurses Credentialing Center has granted Stamford Hospital Magnet Status, which recognizes superior patient care with the highest level of safety, quality, and patient satisfaction.

Stamford Health is also a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Stamford Health and Hospital for Special Surgery have created a premier center for specialty orthopedic care right in Stamford, CT. Additionally, in 2020, Stamford Health’s Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center entered into an expanded collaboration with Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center.

Dedicated to being the community’s most trusted healthcare partner, Stamford Health puts patients first to build long-lasting relationships. For more information, visit

About Trellis Rx

Trellis Rx is the complete specialty pharmacy services solution for health systems looking to enhance the medication therapy experience and drive market-leading clinical outcomes for their patients with chronic and complex conditions. Working side-by-side with health systems, Trellis Rx delivers everything required to rapidly build and expand fully-integrated specialty pharmacy services through a performance-based partnership model designed to ensure results.

To learn more about Trellis Rx, visit