In 1948, Ed and Helen Besse founded our company as a family-owned pharmacy in Cincinnati, Ohio. The close bonds that they built with their community and their commitment to helping their patients live healthier lives still define the way we work today.
The early 1960s
The Besse pharmacy expands
The late 1960s
Support at a moment’s notice
Besse receives a call from Ireland Army Hospital in Fort Knox, Kentucky, urgently seeking smallpox vaccine for a general preparing to leave for Vietnam. Bob Besse locates the vaccine, personally packages it, and sends it via airmail for next-day delivery ensuring its timely arrival, establishing a practice that would become a fundamental piece of our business.
Besse fulfills its one millionth prescription
Besse purchases the savings-and-loan office next to its original location, converting the space into a physicians’ office. It becomes the home of Besse Home Health Care.
Growing to meet the needs of specialty practices
Besse joins Bergen Brunswig
Access to an even stronger network
AmerisourceBergen is born. Besse leverages the network’s scale to provide its customers even deeper pharmaceutical, vaccine, and biological offerings, allowing it to continue to grow alongside the expanding specialty practice market.
Not just a large space, a smart space
Besse relocates to a 200,000 square-foot distribution center featuring advanced technologies that bolster accuracy and efficiency. Located just minutes from a main shipping hub, the center offers a unique degree of flexibility and reliability.
Inventory management built for specialty practices
Supporting you during the pandemic
I had NO IDEA that you were working from home! Besse is, hands down, the best company that I work with.
Ashley N, Office Manager at a Family Practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado
The present day
Besse Medical continues to support specialty practitioners by offering the key insights, tools, and technologies that optimize business practices, elevate the patient experience, and lead to smarter reimbursements – all while delivering more of the products they need, safely and securely.
Get in touch
Interested in learning more about how we can help your specialty practice? Reach out and we’ll start a conversation about how to best support you. That way, you’ve got the time to focus on what matters most: providing excellent care to your patients.