Shields Health Solutions, the nation’s first and largest integrator and accelerator of specialty pharmacies for health systems, announced today that John Lucey has been appointed to President of the company.
John Lucey, President, Shields Health Solutions It’s gratifying to see so many people at Shields rally around the core of our culture, our mission, which is putting patient health above all other priorities. Shields Health Solutions, the nation’s first and largest integrator and accelerator of specialty pharmacies for health systems, announced today that John Lucey has been appointed to President of the company. After overseeing exponential growth in 2018 as CFO and COO, John will now lead the company as it helps health systems create and expand their own specialty pharmacies, which care for patients with chronic illnesses such as Cancer, HIV, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hepatitis, Diabetes and many more illnesses.
“John has been on the front line for seven years, leading an industry-wide change in how healthcare is delivered to patients with chronic illnesses,” said Jack Shields, CEO of Shields Health Solutions. “As an MIT graduate he is a rare combination of extraordinary intellect, humble and collaborative leadership. Thanks to his vision and perseverance, we have been able to help our health system partners around the country reduce patient out-of-pocket expenses to $9 per month, get patients on medication in two days rather than two weeks, and keep them on medication therapy longer. At the same time we have helped health systems attract more patients to their own specialty pharmacies and retain them on care longer, which are both strong indicators of improved outcomes for patients.”
John has served as CFO at Shields Health Solutions since 2012, and as CFO/COO since 2016. Prior to joining Shields, John was the CFO at NFP-Thorbahn and also held financial positions at Banc of America Securities and Shields Health Care Group.
“It’s gratifying to see so many people at Shields rally around the core of our culture, our mission, which is putting patient health above all other priorities. That is the kind of people we attract and it shows in the patient health and financial results at our health-system partners, most of whom are non-profit organizations,” said John Lucey. “The fact that we are able to help our partners lower the total cost of care for patients that require the most intensive therapies is a real breakthrough. It’s exciting to see so many health systems recognize the opportunity to provide better care at a lower cost to the most vulnerable people in their communities.”
About Shields Health Solutions
Shields Health Solutions is a specialty pharmacy integrator and accelerator, partnering with hospital leaders on every aspect of specialty pharmacy creation, growth and management. The company provides the fastest, lowest risk model for health systems to create or expand their own hospital-owned specialty pharmacy programs.
In doing so, Shields provides health systems with on-site pharmacy care professionals, a purpose-built specialty pharmacy technology platform, access to 90+ percent of all limited distribution drugs (LDDs) and access to most (health insurance) payors in the nation. Shields provides ownership of all specialty pharmacy assets in a health system’s name.
Today many of the most respected health systems in the country, including UMass Memorial (Massachusetts), Dignity Health (Southwestern US), Rush Memorial (Chicago), Tampa General (Florida) and NYU Langone (New York) rely on Shields Health Solutions to start, grow and manage their specialty pharmacy programs. For more information about the company, visit http://www.shieldshealthsolutions.com .
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