FLINT, Mich., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation's largest, privately owned specialty pharmacy, announced today that Jeanne Ann Stasny, R.Ph., a highly respected industry executive, has joined Diplomat's Executive Team. Stasny will be responsible for promoting, developing and expanding Diplomat's service offerings as a leading provider in the Specialty Pharmacy industry.
"Jeanne Ann's exceptional history as an industry leader combined with her creative and entrepreneurial vision make her a perfect fit for our company," said Phil Hagerman, Diplomat's President and CEO. "She truly is a pioneer in the pharmacy industry. The patient centered programs Jeanne Ann first developed almost 15 years ago are still shaping and influencing healthcare organizations today."
"I've been fortunate in my career to work for both small entrepreneurial business development companies as well as world class large corporations improving the value and efficiency of pharmacy service," said Stasny. "This is an exciting time in healthcare and I am honored to join Diplomat, a dynamic, fast growing force in specialty healthcare dedicated to maximizing the value of pharmacy services as we help patients stay healthier longer."
Prior to joining Diplomat, Stasny was Market Director and General Manager for Wal-Mart's National Mail Specialty pharmacy business, building an operating infrastructure to improve customer experience while improving operating efficiency costs. She also served in several leadership roles with Medco Health Solutions, improving quality and operating efficiency as well as implementing a new technology platform and one of the first "therapeutic centers". Prior to that, Stasny worked with decentralized clinical pharmacy practice for a nonprofit Hospital System, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Milwaukee and was a Vice President for Foxmeyer Health's Carestream Division implementing new patient centered workflow and technology solutions, partnering with APhA and NARD (NCPA) and state associations implementing the first national pharmacist patient centered community practice training program.
As President Owner/Operator of Pharmaceutical Care Services, Inc., Stasny served on the founding taskforce of APhA's standards for pharmaceutical care and has been innovating pharmacy practice for 20 years through leadership roles within the independent community, long term care, hospital, mail and retail segments of pharmacy practice.
Stasny graduated from the University Of Houston College Of Pharmacy in 1992 with Phi Lambda Sigma leadership honors. Among her industry recognitions, she was once named one of the top 10 most influential pharmacists by Drug Topics. She was a contributor to Pharmacy in the 21st Century, an APHA thought leadership forum. Stasny was awarded the Albert B. Prescott/Glaxo Wellcome National Leadership Award by American Pharmacist Association (APhA) in 1999.
In 2001, the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) awarded her the Innovation for Success Award for her patented work on designing work process for patient centered prescription processing with individual patients.
About Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy
Michigan-based Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, founded in 1975, serves patients nationwide as the country's largest privately held Specialty Pharmacy and focuses on complete medication management programs for patients with serious and chronic conditions. Key programs include: Oncology, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's, Hemophilia, Immune Globulin, Growth Hormone and Psoriasis. Other specialty areas include Transplant, Fertility, Dialysis Medication Management, Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and Specialty Compounding. Diplomat creates unique programs with specialty distribution at retail focusing on improving adherence and the patient experience, as well as creating exclusive distribution models for its pharmaceutical partners. Locations include: Flint and Grand Rapids, MI; Chicago, IL; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and San Bernardino, CA. Learn more about Keeping Patients Healthier...Longer® at www.diplomatpharmacy.com
For more information contact:
Dan Roelofs, Communications Director, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy
Droelofs@diplomatpharmacy.com P: 616.808.3232
SOURCE Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy