QUINCY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shields Health Solutions, a creator of specialty pharmacies for hospitals and health systems nationwide, today announced Matt Conway has been appointed to the role of Executive Vice President of Client Operations, reporting to CEO Jack Shields. Matt joins the company in its fourth year of operation as one of the fastest growing private companies in America.
In his new role as Executive Vice President, Matt will oversee the company’s business development and marketing initiatives focused on hospitals and health systems across the United States. Conway is responsible for helping shape Shields’ long term business strategy and leading Shields go-to-market initiatives by partnering with healthcare systems to deliver the highest quality, hospital-owned specialty pharmacy and care.
“Matt is a well-known expert and advisor on market shifts and will play a key role as Shield’s continues to transform the specialty pharmacy industry with solutions that help our hospital partners deliver excellent care and outstanding financial results,” said Jack Shields, CEO. “Matt’s broad business leadership experience and hands-on know how, combined with his understanding of market trends and go-to-market dynamics, make him a great addition to our leadership team. Shields has a lot of market momentum and Matt is the right leader to help us accelerate continued growth.”
“Shield’s is at the epicenter of population health and many of the most pressing challenges facing healthcare today,” said Matt Conway, Shields Executive Vice President “As the cost of specialty drugs continues increasing and the cost of care for our hospital partners’ most critically ill patients increases, Shields is uniquely positioned to help hospitals deliver the highest levels of care and succeed through these market transitions.”
Conway joins Shield’s after a 14 year, award-winning career at EMC Corporation, where he held a range of senior level positions in global strategy, operations, sales and marketing fields. Most recently, Conway was Global Vice President of EMC’s OEM endeavors, successfully expanding the company’s revenue opportunities into previously untapped markets.
A graduate of Boston College, Conway graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in English and Economics. He earned an MBA from Babson College’s F.W. Olin School of Business, one of the top rated business schools in the world for Entrepreneurship.
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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 we are 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.