Consulting firm continues to build expert team to improve health system pharmacy operational and financial results.
MINNEAPOLIS – December 14, 2021 – Visante announces that Phil Brummond, Pharm.D., M.S., F.A.S.H.P., will join the consulting firm in January, 2022. The addition of Brummond supports Visante’s further expansion of services that help hospitals, health systems, pharmaceutical manufacturers, technology firms and other clients optimize business opportunities.
Brummond brings extensive hospital and health system pharmacy, healthcare and leadership experience to Visante and its clients. Most recently, Brummond was the Chief Pharmacy Officer at Froedtert Health in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In this role, he built a leading health system pharmacy program where he was responsible for all aspects of strategic, operational, clinical, programmatic and business performance of the pharmacy enterprise which generated annual revenues exceeding $1.9 billion. At Froedtert, Brummond also served as President of Froedtert Health Pharmacy Solutions (Froedtert Health’s ambulatory pharmacy business enterprise) and President of VertuRx (Froedtert’s pharmacy benefit management solution). Both of these organizations were established and have grown under Brummond’s leadership.
While at Froedtert Health, Brummond also served as Associate Dean of Health-System Pharmacy Services at the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and as Program Director for the Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Training Program. He is a faculty member within the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Masters of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program where he teaches Strategic Planning in Healthcare.
Brummond’s career has been focused on establishing innovative and sustainable high-value pharmacy programs and services at local and national levels. “We are thrilled to announce that Phil Brummond is joining our team,” said Jim Jorgenson, Visante CEO. “Phil is a well-respected, passionate leader who brings results-oriented leadership that will help Visante clients to transform and expand their pharmacy organizations. His expertise in ambulatory services expansion, employee drug benefit redesign, operations, home infusion therapy, consolidated services design, benchmarking and productivity, and leadership are key elements to optimize the business of pharmacy for our clients. He will join our team in working with health systems, health plans, and pharmacy technology innovation leaders.”
Steve Rough, Visante SVP, explains “I’ve worked with Phil in a variety of capacities over the past fifteen years and have great respect for all that he has achieved at local and national levels. He is one of our profession’s finest and most respected entrepreneurial leaders. I can’t wait to partner with him in advancing our efforts to help health systems improve their financial performance through innovative approaches where the end result is overall improvement in patient care and healthcare transformation.”
Brummond stated, “I am honored to join the Visante team and excited for the opportunity to partner with organizations and healthcare leaders throughout the country to help them achieve their visions for pharmacy practice. I’ve always had a passion for working with leaders and colleagues to advance the practice of pharmacy. I look forward to helping my colleagues across the country positively change healthcare through pharmacy.”
Brummond is a prolific writer and speaker in the pharmacy industry where he is a sought-after speaker in the areas of leadership development, high-value pharmacy enterprise management, workload and productivity and payer strategies in healthcare. Brummond’s leadership has extended to many professional organizations, including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) and the Vizient University Health System Consortium Pharmacy Network. Brummond’s professional recognitions include the PSW Innovation in Excellence Award Recipient, Fellowship of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Leaders Chair and the Vizient University Health System Consortium Pharmacy Network Vice Chair.
Brummond earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin where he also completed residency training in Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.
Visante is a multidisciplinary, clinician-composed consulting firm specializing in the business of pharmacy and healthcare compliance. By diagnosing and solving complex problems, we help hospitals, health systems, pharmaceutical companies, and managed care firms more effectively deliver compliant healthcare and pharmacy services. Our consultants include experienced pharmacists, nurses, physicians, IT professionals and business experts. Learn more at visanteinc.com