The drug wholesaler said Monday that Schneider will lead a newly dedicated department and be responsible for developing solutions for new and current LTC customers.
“We’re not new to the LTC market. 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,” explained Jeff Foreman, president of Smith Drug. “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.”
A licensed pharmacist, Schneider has more than 20 years of experience in LTC pharmacy and has held executive roles at industry leaders, such as NeighborCare and Omnicare. His professional experience includes startup, turnaround, multisite and multistate operations in LTC pharmacy. He has managed every aspect of LTC pharmacy, from clinical services and financial management to HR and regulatory compliance, Smith Drug noted.
Most recently, Schneider was president of Lifetree Pharmacy, an LTC pharmacy near Charleston, W.Va.
“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 firsthand experience that no other vendor can match the excellent customer service provided by Smith Drug Co.,” Schneider commented. “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.”
Smith Drug serves pharmacies in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands through distribution centers in Spartanburg, S.C.; Paragould, Ark.; and Valdosta, Ga.