Health Mart, an independent pharmacy franchise that is part of the McKesson Corporation, encompasses more than 5,000 locally-owned community pharmacies across the United States. Today, Health Mart publicly named Nimesh Jhaveri, MBA, RPh, its new president.

Chris Dimos, president of McKesson Retail Solutions, said in a prepared statement that Jhaveri is an established leader in the industry. “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," said Dimos. "We are thrilled to welcome him and his leadership.”

Jhaveri offers 30 years of hands-on pharmacy experience, according to McKesson officials. In his new role, he is responsible for developing strategies supporting the goals and success of Health Mart's franchise pharmacies. Jhaveri will work with independently-owned Health Mart pharmacies and help them provide quality healthcare in their local communities.

“My priority is to listen and learn, specifically by spending time with Health Mart owners and their customers. With stores across the U.S., we are impacting communities and patients in a meaningful way,” said Jhaveri, in a prepared statement. “I look forward to experiencing the powerful spirit of independent community pharmacists first-hand. With our industry in a period of unprecedented change, it is a rewarding opportunity to lead the way for independent pharmacy.”

In facing pharmacy changes, such as declining reimbursements, the increased use of robotics, the shifting health care landscape, and new entrants in the market, community pharmacies remain optimistic about the opportunities ahead, according to McKesson. Health Mart pharmacies, for example, offer patient care that enables a positive impact on medication adherence, improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs.

“Nimesh is the leader we need to take us into the next generation of pharmacy ownership,” said Heather Ferrarese, BS, PharmD, of Bartle’s Health Mart Pharmacy in Oxford, New York, which was named the 2018 McKesson Pharmacy of the Year. “We are all in this together – and with Health Mart – I’m excited to see strategic growth for my business.”


Reference

Health Mart Welcomes President Nimesh Jhaveri [news release]. Irving, Texas; January 28, 2019: McKesson Public Relations. [Email] Accessed January 28, 2018.