We were delighted to announce a funding agreement with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and Walgreen Co (Walgreens) and have it covered by national and trade media. This article in the Boston Globe summarizes the news, and reveals how committed we are at Shields to improving patient care for people with chronic illnesses while lowering […]
STOUGHTON, MASS., NEW YORK, NY, and DEERFIELD, ILL. – July 31, 2019 – Shields Health Solutions, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (“WCAS”) and Walgreen Co. (“Walgreens”) today announced the parties have entered into a definitive agreement through which WCAS and Walgreens will make equity investments in Shields. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Shields, […]
FALLS CHURCH, VA – July 30 – On May 13, Inova Health opened its newest pharmacy, named Inova Pharmacy Plus, located at Schar Cancer Institute. This pharmacy is the region’s first in-house, health-system-owned specialty pharmacy. The new pharmacy is radically different than traditional pharmacies in that it is designed to assist patients with complicated, chronic, […]
Steven Ross Johnson from Modern Healthcare interviews Dignity’s Peggy Sanborn, vice president of strategic growth, mergers and acquisitions, and partnership integration, along with Matt Conway, executive vice president from Shields Health Solutions. The article talks about the many patient benefits resulting from its new specialty pharmacy being integrated with clinical care.
In this article from Specialty Pharmacy Times, Bronson Health speaks frankly about overcoming challenges in the process of starting its own specialty pharmacy. The first of many questions their specialty pharmacy team answers? Question: As a health system covering lives in the mixed rural/small city region of western Michigan and northern Indiana, what were some […]
Specialty Pharmacy will Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Cost of Care San Francisco, Calif. – March 26, 2019 – Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems that is a part of the new national health system, CommonSpirit Health, and Shields Health Solutions, a leading specialty pharmacy integrator, announced today a joint venture that […]
Pittsfield, MA, Nov. 26, 2018– Berkshire Health Systems, working with Shields Health Solutions, announced the expansion of its specialty pharmacy program into diabetes care today, making it one of the first health systems in the U.S. to introduce a hospital-owned specialty pharmacy care model into this disease state. Berkshire’s Community Specialty Pharmacy Program (BCSPP) provides […]
In this Specialty Pharmacy Times article, Ameet Wattamwar, PharmD, assistant director of pharmacy at NYU Langone Health, talks about how NYU Langone started its specialty pharmacy. He talks strategy, challenges, resources, what they learned along the way and why care outcomes are improving as a result.
New clinic services address crucial gaps found nationwide in diabetes care Hartford, CT and Quincy, MA, Nov. 8 – Hartford HealthCare has ushered in a new level of care in Connecticut to enhance the care provided to the state’s diabetes population. The Hartford HealthCare Specialty Pharmacy is an outpatient care and medication program dedicated to providing patients with the support necessary to manage […]
April 5, 2018 – Chicago & Quincy, MA – Rush University Medical Center and Shields Health Solutions announced today a partnership that will bring enhanced, life-changing specialty pharmacy services to people in the Chicago area living with complex chronic illnesses such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis. The specialty pharmacy at Rush University Medical Center differs […]