Shields Health Solutions appoints Dan Ramney as their Vice President of Strategic Development

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Shields Health Solutions, creator of specialty pharmacies for hospitals and health systems nationwide, today announced Dan Ramey has been appointed to Vice President of Strategic Development for the company.

In his new role, Dan will oversee implementations at new hospital partners, optimize the performance of existing pharmacy programs and collaborate with business development regarding new partnerships. In addition, Dan is responsible for defining and operationalizing new strategic vertical markets and assessing viability of new opportunities.

"Dan's domain expertise in operations is world class, and the timing is exactly right for him to join us as we move into new markets in the coming year," said Jack Shields, CEO, Shields Health Solutions. "Adding Dan's cross-industry expertise in consumer products, pharmaceuticals and life sciences makes him the perfect fit to look at our expanding client base from different perspectives. We all expect great things from Dan."

Prior to joining Shields, Dan spent five years at Johnson & Johnson where he led product launches for novel sterilization devices. Dan worked for two years at L.E.K. Consulting in its pharmaceutical and life science practice where he served as a team leader who defined the strategic direction of engagements and managed the operational execution of case teams that performed research, executed data analysis and developed insights.

Dan holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

About Shields Health Solutions
Shields Health Solutions partners with hospital leaders on every aspect of specialty pharmacy creation and management. The company provides the fastest, lowest risk model for Hospitals to create a hospital-owned specialty pharmacy business, eliminating risks associated with Limited Distribution Drug (LDD) contracts, payor contracts, pharmacy accreditations, infrastructure set up and more. Shields Health Solutions handles it all, whether hospital leaders want to build from scratch or add specialty capabilities to their existing pharmacy programs.

In 2012 Shields Health Solutions broke new ground by introducing the first hospital-owned specialty pharmacy for a health system. Today many of the most respected hospitals in the country, including UMass Memorial, Fairview Health Services and Hartford Healthcare, are serving their chronically ill, complex patient populations using specialty pharmacy best practices developed collaboratively with Shields.

The breakthrough of Shields Specialty Pharmacy is based on 40 years of partnerships with 30 hospital systems, building Shields Dialysis Centers, Shields Advanced Imaging Centers (Shields MRI) and Shields Radiation Therapy Centers. What the company is doing today with Specialty Pharmacy is once again bringing best practices into a new area of healthcare, returning patients to the center of the care model, while helping healthcare leaders deliver better care more efficiently. Today, Shields Health Solutions is one of the fastest growing companies in America.

Shields Health Solutions
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