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Tony Cattaruzza of MedPro Rx, Inc. Wins Triangle Business Journal’s CIO of the Year Award

Specialty Pharmacy IT And Operations Manager Honored for His Leadership in Innovation and Technology

Raleigh, NC, October 25, 2012 --( MedPro Rx, Inc. (, a provider of specialty pharmacy services to clients with chronic illnesses who need clotting factor, IVIg and other medication, has announced that Tony Cattaruzza, IT and operations manager with the specialty pharmacy, has won the award for CIO of the Year in the Innovation/Transformation category presented by Triangle Business Journal. The CIO awards honor the top IT executives in the Triangle for their technology efforts. Winners were announced at the CIO Awards and Expo on Oct. 18 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center.

Cattaruzza started his IT career in the South African Navy as a mainframe computer operator and has worked in the IT and high tech industry ever since. When Cattaruzza began working at MedPro Rx, he introduced the company to the concept of virtual machine technology (VM), which increased production and activity for MedPro Rx. He has converted the company’s servers and several PCs to VMs, implemented cloud email and email encryption, installed Citrix XenDesktop, created a multi-dimensional system of backups and disaster recovery, implemented full replication to an offsite facility, standardized hardware purchases, and implemented and become a user of SAS Analytics Pro to enhance the company’s data analysis and reporting needs. Cattaruzza is continuing to lead MedPro Rx’s efforts in becoming a paperless business.

“We are excited for Tony to win this award, and he is very deserving of this great honor,” said Nancy McFarlane, MedPro Rx president. “He has standardized our equipment and software, implemented major infrastructural changes including the conversion to VM, and installed new software and hardware systems. He continues to improve company efficiency and production on a daily basis.”

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About MedPro Rx, INC.:
MedPro Rx, Inc. is a leading specialty infusion pharmacy, serving clients who require clotting factor, IVIg and other specialty medications for complex chronic conditions. Established in Raleigh, N.C., in 2002, MedPro Rx’s team has more than 250 years of combined pharmacy, nursing and management experience. MedPro’s commitment to flawless patient care backed by a total therapy management approach has been recognized by several national healthcare accreditation organizations. As an Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC), and URAC Specialty Pharmacy provider MedPro Rx has demonstrated a commitment to providing quality care and services. Accreditation is a validation that companies are committed to quality and accountability throughout their organization. MedPro Rx’s pharmacy programs are specifically tailored for infused and injectable specialty pharmaceuticals with emphasis in the neurology, immunology, rheumatology and hematology and rare bleeding disorders communities. The pharmacy has received numerous awards for its success, including being named the Triangle’s No. 1 fastest-growing privately held company in 2008 by Triangle Business Journal; being named a top women-owned business by Triangle Business Journal in 2009, 2010 and 2011; and ranking as the No. 1 Small Business in the Triangle and No. 3 Small Business in North Carolina out of the top 100 by Business Leader in 2011. Additionally, MedPro Rx has been listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing entrepreneurial businesses in 2010, 2011 and 2012. For more information about MedPro Rx, call (888) 571-3100 or visit

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