PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--McKesson Business Performance Services (McKesson) announced today that it will lease a call center in Port St. Lucie, Fla. McKesson currently employs approximately 300 customer service representatives in Port St. Lucie and plans to hire a number of employees over the next several months.
The new call center, located at 300 N.W. Peacock Blvd., is planned to open on May 23, 2016. The 50,000 square foot facility is being leased from QVC, which operated a contact center in the building. Cindy Mazur, director of operations for McKesson Patient Access Solutions , said McKesson has already hired 31 new employees locally, including individuals from the QVC contact center, and anticipates bringing on another 80 to 100 over the next six-to-eight months. Within 18 months the facility could employ as many as 700 as McKesson’s patient support business continues to grow.
A job fair to support staffing of the facility — McKesson’s third since December — is scheduled for February 11 in Port St. Lucie.
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“We are very excited about this opportunity and enormously grateful for all those who helped put it together, including officials with the city of Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County, and QVC,” Mazur said. “This is a situation that will truly benefit all of the parties involved.”
McKesson Patient Access Solutions is a fast-growing, four-year-old business that provides centralized physician scheduling, physician and employee referrals, patient portal support, pre-registration, and data conversion to patients on behalf of physician offices nationwide. The business currently serves 72 practices representing more than 900 doctors. The operation is currently expanding to include prescription refills services and expects to add clinician-driven case management in the months ahead.
Mazur said the employees who have already been hired are in the process of completing a comprehensive, six-week training program. She said all are proving eminently qualified to provide a range of patient services on behalf of McKesson.
“I can’t say enough about the high level of professionalism demonstrated by our new employees,” Mazur said. “They are truly some of the most engaged people I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. It is clear that they are committed to personal integrity, customer-first service and respect for others in the workplace, and we feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to enlist them in helping us get our patient services center off the ground.”
Mazur added that an area not-for-profit, CareerSource Research Coast , has been instrumental in supporting job fairs in Port St. Lucie., and even opening a facility adjacent to the new McKesson patient services building to accommodate large numbers of interviewees during the job fairs. CareerSource works to support critical workforce needs in the state and help displaced employees find new jobs.