Shields Health Solutions, creator of specialty pharmacies for hospitals and health systems nationwide, today announced Eric Suchecki has been appointed to the role of Vice President of Business Development at the company. In his new role, Eric is responsible for setting strategic direction for sales and the formation of business ventures with hospital partners throughout the United States.

Eric’s background in business development is unsurpassed in the field of healthcare, especially with respect to his work with hospitals and health systems,” said Jack Shields, CEO, Shields Health Solutions. “His leadership and depth of experience will be integral to our growth plans in 2017 and beyond as we scale the business nationally. Eric is another great addition to our executive team this year and we are delighted to have him on board.”

Before joining Shields Health Solutions, Eric was the President and CEO of EMG Surgical, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Smith & Nephew, Inc. (NYSE: SNN) He was also the Vice President of Sales for the Americas for Smith and Nephew, Inc. Previously, Eric held positions as President and CEO of ERS, Inc. and Vice President of Southeast, Southwest United States, and Latin America for Zimmer, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH) now known as Zimmer Biomet, Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) Eric has also served in sales roles for DePuy Synthes, a division of Johnson & Johnson, and he has served on the Acquisition and Divesture teams of Bristol-Myers Squibb, reporting to the CEO. Currently, Eric is an active member on several advisory boards for medical device companies.

Eric has a B.A. from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

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.

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