Upstate Increases Reach with Exclusive Partnership


05-Jul-2018

Upstate Increases Reach with Exclusive Partnership 

Strategic Partnership expands Upstate HomeCare’s customer base across New York State. 


CLINTON, NY – Upstate HomeCare, regional provider of home healthcare services including pharmacy and infusion therapies, specialty medications, respiratory services and durable medical equipment, has announced their strategic partnership with HealthSqyre, Inc., based in Denver, CO.  This partnership allows Upstate HomeCare to expand its offering of its CPAP supply services across the globe using HealthSqyre’s online platform.


By partnering with HealthSqyre, Upstate HomeCare is now the exclusive provider for CPAP devices, supplies and accessories in New York state on the HealthSqyre website (www.HealthSqyre.com). This partnership strengthens and expands Upstate’s product offering and market position across the state. HealthSqyre is the first of its kind to allow customers the option to buy their supplies using their insurance as well as cash online—something no other online CPAP supplier offers. Customers can compare product pricing using their insurance with real-time transparency of their deductibles, co-insurance rates, and out-of-pocket maximums to make informed buying decisions that save them time and money. This alone puts Upstate HomeCare ahead of the competition. 


“Healthcare e-commerce is only going to become larger and so as a leader and industry innovator Upstate is committed to bringing customers not only products they want but in the way they want them delivered, the HealthSqyre partnership does just that,” stated Gregory LoPresti, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Upstate HomeCare. 


Upstate HomeCare, based in Clinton, NY, currently employs 160 people, and expects e-commerce to become a bigger part of their sales.  “As more high-deductible plans become commonplace, it only makes sense that people will become more educated and look for ways to make those dollars go farther,” added LoPresti.  


As HealthSqyre grows, other products will be added depending on customer and marketplace needs. “Healthcare in general is lacking the fundamental tools that consumers need to make informed buying decisions and this is the case in the durable medical industry segment.  That is why we created HealthSqyre - an eCommerce platform that empowers consumers with transparency, choice, and convenience when buying medical supplies.” says Andrew Schremp, HealthSqyre Founder and CEO.  Schremp also stated, “We are very pleased to partner with Upstate HomeCare, they are a leader in New York and our combined strengths was something we were looking for.”  The diversified product offering of Upstate will play a role in future offerings through the HealthSqyre website. 


Upstate HomeCare was founded in 1985, with locations in Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, Canandaigua, Buffalo and Albany. They are one of the largest independent respiratory providers in Upstate New York. They have been serving patients and earning their trust for over 32 years. 


For more information contact Gregory LoPresti, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Upstate HomeCare at 315-853-1280, Extension 1234.


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