Carey Newlon, RPh, LSSBB

Director of Specialty Pharmacy Operations

In her role as Director of Specialty Pharmacy Operations, Carey provides integrated support to patients and physicians by providing a ‘hands-on’ approach to total quality patient care that results in improved patient outcomes. She oversees and manages pharmacy liaisons as well as the specialty pharmacy operation at several contracted hospital partner locations. Prior to joining Shields, Carey spent 18 years with Kaiser Permanente in a variety of roles including Area Pharmacy Manager and Pharmacy Strategy and Optimization. She performed internal pharmacy process improvement initiatives designed to streamline processes, optimize the use of clinical resources, and maximize technology to align operations with overall organizational strategy. She supported the development and implementation of lean management system tools and knowledge, through one-on-one lean coaching and mentoring, facilitation of cross-functional value stream mapping, training and application of A3 problem-solving. Carey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Colorado. Carey completed her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification as well as participated in the Academy for Excellence in Healthcare at the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University.