IRVING, Texas — Nimesh Jhaveri has joined the Health Mart family of community pharmacies as president. Jhaveri, who has 30 years of hands-on pharmacy experience, started in his new role on October 31.
As president, Jhaveri is responsible for developing strategies supporting the goals and success of more than 5,000 Health Mart pharmacies. In his role, Jhaveri will work hand in hand with independently owned Health Mart pharmacies and help them provide quality health care in their local communities.
“Nimesh is a proven leader,” says Chris Dimos, president of McKesson Retail Solutions. “He began his career as a pharmacy technician and worked his way up to managing several pharmacies before moving to field operations, corporate pharmacy operations, pharmacy systems and health services business development. As an established industry thought leader, we are thrilled to welcome him and his leadership.”
Jhaveri says what lured him to Health Mart from the executive ranks of Walgreens was the challenge to be part of the future of pharmacy practice, noting that Dimos told him he would have the opportunity to positively impact pharmacy and health care for the long term. “And that’s all I needed to hear,” says Jhaveri.
Despite changes facing pharmacy, such as declining reimbursements, the increased use of robotics, the shifting health care landscape, and new entrants in the marketplace, community pharmacies remain optimistic about the opportunities ahead. Health Mart pharmacies offer an ideal setting to provide patient care that enables a positive impact on medication adherence, improving patient outcomes and reducing health care costs.
Jhaveri understands the challenges and difficulties that pharmacies face in today’s competitive and complex landscape, especially the independents. He also understands how helpful a partner Health Mart can be for independents and how critical a component McKesson is in supporting Health Mart’s mission to help independents thrive. “McKesson is a great arm for Health Mart to execute its vision of providing health care in a more convenient location,” he says.
Concerning reimbursement rates, Health Mart not only provides the tools to deal with this challenge but supports pharmacists in practicing at the top of their license.