Jeff Schneider, RPh to head LTC Pharmacy Solutions division
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Smith Drug Company (SDC) has announced that Jeff Schneider, RPh has joined the company as Vice President, Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy Solutions. As the leader of the newly-dedicated department, he will be responsible for developing solutions for new and existing long term care customers.
“We’re not new to the LTC market,” said Jeff Foreman, RPh, President, Smith Drug Company. “”We have great relationships with many customers. They’ve been telling us what they’d like to see, what’s not really offered by any one provider in the industry, and we’ve listened. We’ve brought an LTC expert on board – someone specifically tasked with providing expertise to our customers and helping them grow their business. Jeff has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and we are excited to have him lead the LTC team.”
Schneider, a pharmacist himself, has been involved in LTC pharmacy for more than twenty years and has held executive roles with industry leaders, including NeighborCare and Omnicare. His professional experience includes start-up, turnaround, multi-site and multi-state operations in LTC pharmacy. Schneider has managed every aspect of LTC pharmacy, from clinical services and financial management to HR and regulatory compliance. As the newest member of the Smith Drug Company leadership team, he will oversee a department dedicated to helping customers grow their business and improve their bottom lines.
“I’ve been where our customers are. I know the pressure to provide excellent patient care, while maintaining a solid business strategy and compliance with ever-changing regulations. I have first-hand experience that no other vendor can match the excellent customer service provided by Smith Drug Company,” said Schneider. “I am excited that my new role will be leading a team that can offer customers solutions that are simply not found anywhere else. Of course that includes wholesale distribution, but in addition to that, we can provide consultation on how to open, expand and improve operations. We can help our customers increase their success.”
HealthWise PharmacySM Long Term Care Solutions focus on strategic innovation, including software solutions and skilled guidance from industry experts, to help long-term care pharmacies thrive in a complex, competitive market environment. HealthWise Pharmacy solutions are available to all Smith Drug Company customers and are tailored to their specific market niche. The suite includes branding and marketing, retail and ltc solutions, business consulting and software solutions.
A graduate in pharmacy from Virginia Commonwealth University – Medical College of Virginia and a licensed pharmacist in several states, Schneider is active in a number of organizations, including state and national pharmacy and healthcare organizations. He is looking forward to working with long term care pharmacies throughout the Smith Drug Company market area.
About Smith Drug Company
Smith Drug Company (www.smithdrug.com) is the original division of J M Smith Corporation, and one of America’s premier wholesale drug distributors. Launched in 1944, the division serves pharmacies in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands through distribution centers in Spartanburg; Paragould, AR; and Valdosta, GA.
South Carolina’s third-largest privately owned company, the J M Smith Corporation is headquartered in Spartanburg and operates through multiple business units: Smith Drug Company, QS/1, Integral Solutions Group, RxMedic Systems, Inc., and Integra LTC Solutions, LLC.
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