Sigma Healthcare: Providing Accessible Healthcare across Australia
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Sigma Healthcare: Providing Accessible Healthcare across Australia

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Mark Hooper, CEO, Sigma HealthcareMark Hooper, CEO
Known for sustaining unique and diversified flora and fauna, the mainland of Australia recently witnessed a devastating bushfire that blazed through the country, taking several lives and burning acres of forests down to ashes. As the bushfires continued to ravage the nation, the community was in dire need of healthcare attention along with continual pharmaceutical supplies. Jumping to the rescue, Sigma Healthcare, a leading pharmaceutical wholesaler, engaged in the sale and distribution of pharmaceutical products. The company employed its emergency services personnel, volunteers, transport partners, and assisted government agencies to deliver medicines, pharmaceutical supplies, and healthcare products to affected communities. The company deployed its pharmacy network to rehabilitate the affected areas and expedite the recovery.

Based in Melbourne, Sigma Healthcare owns the largest pharmacy network in Australia, with over 1,200 branded and independent stores, including some of Australia’s bestknown pharmacy retail brands: Amcal, Guardian, Pharmasave, Chemist King, and Discount Drug Stores. The company aims to attract and retain a dedicated team of drug companies who prove to be experienced, strategic, and commercial partners, striving to achieve high performance, quality of healthcare, and customer satisfaction.

Since its inception in 1912, Sigma Healthcare has grown into a vibrant full-line company cleaving along with several innovations in its journey. Today, its service portfolio includes professional service programs like kidney check, coeliac disease risk assessment, and diabetes, among the many others. In addition, Sigma’s financial services also assist its pharmacy network in managing finances and making sound financial decisions.

Based in Melbourne, Sigma Healthcare owns the largest pharmacy network in Australia, with over 1,200 branded and independent stores, including some of Australia’s best-known pharmacy retail brands

The company’s strong heritage in the pharmacy and finance industries allows them to offer flexible and efficient services that deliver genuine value.

As a veteran in the industry, Sigma Healthcare also understands that measuring a pharmacy’s performance is an essential part of their job and development of the business. Bearing that in mind, the company has developed SIGNAL, an analytical platform that allows branded and independent pharmacies to optimize and simplify their operations. It is a benchmarking tool that lets the user change actions into better and more beneficial outcomes.

Owing to its 100 years of experience in the pharma industry, Sigma Healthcare has tailored its resource center in a way that the company can control the service offerings seamlessly. Under these resource centers, Sigma has designed several specific modules for its partners, which not only ensure that programs and campaigns are executed as intended but also help commit and strengthen its service catalog. However, what makes Sigma Healthcare cut above rest is its season industry insights and reporting methods, designed to guide its clients to increase profit and scale globally.

With the onset of COVID-19, the company has been working vigorously to implement effective response plans to ensure that the suppliers are prepared for various possible scenarios under the current circumstances. Moving ahead with such veracity, the company plans to adopt a framework that gives the suppliers an easy channel to do business by handing them more autonomy and an advanced system of working. Above all, the company is continually striving to provide more visibility and clarity to its suppliers so that they can maintain a secure transfer of drugs and carry out the healthcare services nimbly.
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Company
Sigma Healthcare

Headquarters
Melbourne, VIC

Management
Mark Hooper, CEO

Description
Based in Melbourne, Sigma Healthcare owns the largest pharmacy network in Australia, with over 1,200 branded and independent stores, including some of Australia’s best-known pharmacy retail brands

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