Never in the history of the Cooperative have we added as many participants as in 2016. It was a record year with 78,314 new participants joining us from 34 new member groups. Totaling over a quarter million participants, National CooperativeRx has never been this large or had this much purchasing strength.
As I begin as CEO of National CooperativeRx, my focus will be on the members. While directing the benefit plans for WCA Group Health Trust gives me a good base, my experience is by no means all encompassing. I look forward to speaking with each of you to gain knowledge and perspective. Together we can achieve new heights.