July 29, 2021 Shields Health Solutions

Eight Shields Health Solutions Partner Pharmacists and Four Excelera Network Pharmacists Receive Exclusive “Certified Specialty Pharmacist” Accreditation

Accreditation through the Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board (SPCB) is an elite certification demonstrating ongoing commitment to specialty pharmacy excellence

BOSTON & MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Specialty pharmacy integrator Shields Health Solutions and Excelera®, a wholly owned subsidiary of a subsidiary of Shields and the company behind the Excelera Network, today announced that eight Shields partner pharmacists and four Excelera Network pharmacists have earned or recertified for the exclusive Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) credential from the Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board (SPCB).

The newly certified and recertified pharmacists at Shields are:

  • Prathisha Nalamati, PharmD, RPh, CSP, AAHIVP – Shields Health Solutions
  • Navyva Clement, PharmD, BCPT – Shields Health Solutions
  • Hannah Kim, PharmD, RPh – Shields Health Solutions
  • Danielle Jackson, PharmD, CSP, BCMTM – Shields Health Solutions
  • Maria Delpizzo, PharmD, DPh, RPh – Shields Health Solutions
  • Manpreet Badwall, PharmD, CSP – Shields Health Solutions
  • Julian Park, PharmD, BCPS, CSP – Shields Health Solutions
  • Lauren Ries, PharmD, CSP – Shields Health Solutions

The newly certified and recertified pharmacists in the Excelera Network are:

  • Jaelynn Winn, PharmD, CSP – Intermountain Health
  • Marty Hintz, PharmD, CSP – Intermountain Health
  • Ryan Scott, PharmD, MBA, MHA, CSP – Intermountain Health
  • Amy Wetch, PharmD, CSP – Billings Clinic

The SPCB’s certification process is a voluntary program allowing pharmacy professionals to demonstrate their specialty pharmacy aptitude and expertise in their designated specialized areas at the national level. Unlike obligatory and state-specific licensure process, the CSP credential is a voluntary program that was developed to recognize individuals who demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to provide competent specialty pharmacy services in the United States and Canada. The certification is relied on by employers, manufacturers, providers, and patients as an indicator that a professional is highly trained, competent in a variety of practice settings, and dedicated to career-long professional development.

“Shields and Excelera are committed to specialty pharmacy excellence, which is achieved through an integrated care model in which the pharmacist plays a crucial role on the patient’s multidisciplinary care team,” said Greg Boll, Director of Network Operations at Excelera. “The dedicated pharmacists that provide individualized care for complex patients at Shields- and Excelera-affiliated health systems are truly experts in their respective fields, often representing some of the most qualified specialty pharmacists in the industry. The elite CSP accreditation allows these professionals to demonstrate their expertise at the national level, and we wholeheartedly congratulate them on this significant achievement!”

“Congratulations to all the pharmacists at Shields and Excelera in earning this national distinction,” said Jen Donovan, Vice President of Clinical Services at Shields. “Professional development is a vital part of the continued success of these pharmacists and our company as a whole. Their commitment to specialty pharmacy excellence is critical for improving patient care around the country.”

As of March 2021, there are 1,122 pharmacists who have achieved the CSP credential. The continued growth in the number of CSP credentials earned demonstrates the specialty pharmacy industry’s unwavering commitment to deliver high touch, patient-centric, safe and effective specialty pharmacy patient care, and promote continued professional development.

For more information about the CSP, visit http://www.spcboard.org/

To learn more Shields, visit: https://shieldshealthsolutions.com/

About SPCB

The SPCB is an independent, not-for-profit entity dedicated to promoting the specialty pharmacist’s unique responsibility, maintaining the highest quality standards, and advocating for professional development to ensure that specialty patients receive appropriate care now and in the future. Visit the SPCB website for more information.

About Shields Health Solutions & ExceleraRx, LLC

Shields Health Solutions is a specialty pharmacy integrator and care provider dedicated to helping hospital leaders create, grow and manage hospital-owned specialty pharmacy programs. With a purpose-built technology platform, access to over 80 percent of all limited distribution drugs (LDDs), as well as most (health insurance) payors in the nation, Shields provides the fastest, lowest risk model for standing up health system-based specialty pharmacies.

ExceleraRx, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shields Health Solutions and the creator of the Excelera® Network, which is comprised of integrated delivery networks, health systems and large academic medical centers with a deep commitment to caring for complex patients. Through national-scale collaboration, the Excelera Network more efficiently gains access to LDDs and utilizes tools, technology and best practices at scale to improve health outcomes and decrease healthcare costs.