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Kubat commits to rural areas

Kubat commits to rural areas

OMAHA, Neb. – With a string of recent acquisitions, Kubat HealthCare is building a presence in more rural areas as a provider with a personal touch, says Dawn Wierzbicki, executive vice president of growth. 

In the second half of 2021, Kubat acquired Ashland, Neb.-based Ashland Pharmacy; Fremont, Neb.-based Miller Pharmacy Specialties; and Louisville, Neb.-based Blake’s Pharmacy. It also opened a new location in Lincoln, Neb. 

“We don’t want to be known as a big corporate health care coming into rural areas, where we take over,” she said. “We still want that same hometown feel. We know many of the patients by first name. We don’t want any of that to change, but we want to be able to provide more health care options with access to care in their hometowns, so they don’t have to drive to Omaha to get services.” 

Kubat HealthCare’s offerings include respiratory, home medical equipment and pharmacy services for retail, compounding and long term care, as well as home infusion therapy.

As a third-generation, family-owned provider that got its start as a pharmacy, Kubat HealthCare understands the need to diversify and grow. In late 2021, it realigned its executive team with that in mind, says Wierzbicki. 

“Two years ago, they knew if they wanted to grow and expand further, they needed to build an executive team,” she said. “In addition to focusing on growing, making acquisitions and building sales, we invested in operational infrastructure to manage each of our service lines. We’ve grown at a significant rate within the last year.” 

As Kubat HealthCare looks to expand its reach and deepen its product offerings in existing markets, it never loses sight of putting the patient first, says Wierzbicki. 

“We try to never say no to a patient,” she said. “We try to ingrain that into our culture: how can we serve and how can we say yes. I’m a firm believer that if patients are happy, success follows.”


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