MINNEAPOLIS – January 17, 2022 – Visante announces that Dave Hager, Pharm.D., BCPS, will join the consulting firm in February 2022. The addition of Hager supports Visante’s further expansion of services that help hospitals and health systems elevate all aspects of their pharmacy enterprise.
Hager brings extensive hospital and health system pharmacy, healthcare, and leadership experience to Visante and its clients. Most recently, Hager was the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health in Madison, Wisconsin. In this role, he has been responsible for the leadership of pharmacy patient care services across the continuum of care (inpatient and ambulatory), with deep experience in transitions of care and solid organ transplantation. In addition, he was responsible for staff development, professional advancement, credentialing, coordinating the health system’s fourteen residency training programs and directing the system’s strategic relationship with the UW School of Pharmacy.
Hager’s career has been focused on bringing innovation to clinical practice models, expanding the professional and scholarly success of learners and pharmacists, reducing the total cost of care and elevating the profession of pharmacy at local and national levels.
Steve Rough, Visante SVP said, “We are thrilled to announce that Dave Hager is joining our team. Dave is a well-respected health system pharmacy talent whose deep expertise will help our colleagues and clients across the country to positively transform their pharmacy programs. His experience as a clinician helps him connect with team members across disciplines. That background combined with his passion, expertise, creativity, strategic thinking and communication skills set him apart. Every team he has been on has been better for having him involved.”
Phil Brummond, Visante SVP, stated “I’ve worked with Dave in a variety of settings over the past five years and have great respect for all that he has achieved at UW Health and in professional pharmacy organizations. He is one of our profession’s brightest and engaging contemporary leaders. I am really looking forward to partnering with Dave to accelerate healthcare transformation through pharmacy.”
Hager stated, “I am excited to join the Visante team and to combine my experience with other leaders’ opportunities to find new ways to solve longstanding problems. Helping people is why I got into this profession, and I see this as a new way to engage in that work every day. Our opportunities in health care generally and pharmacy specifically are significant, and now is the time for many of us to capitalize on them.”
Hager also served as Clinical Associate Professor at the UW School of Pharmacy, where he served as a course coordinator and instructor in many elective classes, including co-founder of the Leadership in Health System Pharmacy Course helping to inspire student interest in careers in pharmacy leadership over the past decade.
Hager is a prolific writer and speaker in the pharmacy industry where he is a sought-after expert in the areas of pharmacy practice and workforce optimization; strategic planning; workforce wellbeing; and leadership. Hager’s leadership has extended to many professional organizations, including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW), the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), and the Vizient University Health System Consortium Pharmacy Network. Hager’s professional recognitions include Pharmacy Times Health System Next Generation Pharmacist of the Year, the PSW Pharmacist of the Year, UW Pharmacy Alumni Association’s Young Alumnus of the Year, ASHP Pharmacy Forecast Panelist, ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Leaders Director-at-Large, and Vizient University Health System Consortium Pharmacy Network Professional Development and Workforce Committee Chair and Executive Committee Member.
Hager earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin, where he also completed residency training in Pharmacy at UW Health.
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