Shields "Care Corner" Blog

Family Planning With Multiple Sclerosis


March is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month and Shields is proud to support over 5000 patients across 20 of our partner health-systems with their MS treatment. According to the National MS Society, the disease affects roughly one million[...]

Finding Support During The Pandemic


This week's Care Corner Blog is a patient story shared to us by our clinical pharmacist, Carolkim Huynh, who recognized that while her patient was stable in her condition, she wasn't feeling stable in other areas of her life. Like many[...]

Providing Injection Support



This week's Care Corner Blog is a patient story shared to us by our clinical pharmacist, Lauren Skilton, who went above and beyond to help her patient feel comfortable with his new injection medication. Pharmacists like Lauren Skilton[...]

New Year, New Resolutions


The new year often brings us to think about how we can continue with good habits or change bad ones, accomplish a personal goal and improve our overall lives. One of the best resolutions we can make is to live a healthier life, which is exactly[...]

Shields Starts the New Year by Joining Forces with Excelera


January 12th marked a huge milestone for us at Shields, as we announced our acquisition of Excelera, an organization whose mission and values align with our own, to advance health system specialty pharmacy. Together, our combined company will[...]

Life is Full of Pleasant Surprises


This week's Care Corner Blog is a patient story shared to us by Patient Outreach Coordinator Priscilla Ngo from NewYork-Presbyterian. The benefits a health-system owned specialty pharmacy can have for patients struggling with chronic illnesses[...]

Making a Difference on a Patients Life and Outlook



This week's "Care Corner" story was provided to us by our Director of Support Operations, Angela Killay. As Director of Support Operations, Angela leads our Patient support team in providing the utmost patient care to our patients. Last week,[...]

The Best Birthday Present


From a Specialty Pharmacy Liaison - Recently, I've been working with a patient diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis to help get her back on her medication. Due to the high cost, she had stopped taking her medication when she ran out of financial[...]

Establishing Trust With Compassion and Kindness


From a Clinical Pharmacist -In March 2020, we had a new patient transferred to our UConn Health specialty Pharmacy who was suffering from Psoriatic arthritis and being treated with Humira. Shortly after her transfer to our pharmacy, her[...]

Meet HOSP: The Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance


Much like us at Shields Health Solutions, the fully integrated specialty pharmacies market is growing rapidly. It became clear that there needed to be a trade organization committed to advocating for better patient care and outcomes associated[...]

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