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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Launches New Pharmacy Division; Appoints Glen Bianchini as Chief Pharmacy Officer

Villanova, PA – April 13, 2020 – Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit providers of behavioral healthcare, today announced the launch of a new, integrated pharmacy aimed at improving overall safety and quality for the individuals it serves, and as a means to increase the salaries of its front-line staff. 

“Devereux’s multiphase organizational redesign effort, along with its strategic plan, included the creation of an integrated pharmacy division to enhance our programs and services, and support our organization’s long-standing and deep-rooted mission to unlock and nurture human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences,” said Devereux President and CEO Carl E. Clark II. “Our new pharmacy division will be built upon the strong foundation and success of our Devereux Texas pharmacy, established in 1992, which is currently under the direction of Executive Director Pam Reed.” 

By taking this innovative approach to pharmacy operations, Clark noted, “We will: 1) enrich Devereux’s medication management services and clinical/regulatory excellence across all campuses; and 2) recapture dispensing fees, enabling us to redirect savings into our ongoing initiative to increase the salaries of front-line staff, including direct support professionals and supervisors.” 

As part of this launch, Clark appointed Glen Bianchini, RPh, M.S., as Devereux’s chief pharmacy officer, effective immediately. In this new role, Bianchini will lead Devereux’s enterprise-wide strategy related to pharmacy operations and medication management services across the organization’s continuum of care. Specifically, he will be responsible for regulatory compliance, clinical excellence, fiscal performance, pharmaceutical purchasing, pharmacy clinical practice, transitions of care, and the development and implementation of operational and clinical growth opportunities. 

“Glen, who brings more than 30 years of proven healthcare and pharmacy leadership experience to this position, will help implement our strategy for Devereux’s pharmacy division, which includes growing and developing outpatient/retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy and ambulatory/clinic services,” he added. “I am excited to welcome Glen as a member of our leadership team – and to the Devereux family as a whole.” 

About Glen Bianchini, RPh, M.S.

As Devereux’s Chief Pharmacy Officer, Glen Bianchini, RPh, M.S., brings more than 30 years of healthcare and pharmacy leadership experience to this new position. 

Prior to joining Devereux, Bianchini spent eight years at Temple University Hospital, most recently as chief pharmacy officer, where he was responsible for all pharmacy operations, medication safety, quality, budgets, clinical services, performance improvement and regulatory compliance. During his tenure, he successfully grew Temple University Hospital’s outpatient pharmacy from $500,000 in annual revenue to $50 million. Before this, Bianchini served in pharmacy leadership roles with the following organizations: St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del.; Southern Ocean County Hospital in Manahawkin, N.J.; Kennedy Health System in Strafford, N.J.; Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia; and the Camden County Health Services Center in Camden, N.J. 

Bianchini earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of the Sciences Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, and a Master of Science in Health Administration from Saint Joseph’s University. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Temple University School of Pharmacy. Bianchini has received awards including the Martin Luther King Award from the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Paul Harris Award from the Gloucester Township Rotary Club. In addition, he has served in various community volunteer and leadership roles, such as: commissioner of the Gloucester Township Municipal Utilities Authority and president of the Gloucester Township Council, Rotary Club, and Sports Alliance. 

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations providing services, insight and leadership in the evolving field of behavioral healthcare. Founded in 1912 by special education pioneer Helena Devereux, the organization operates a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults – and their families – every year. Focused on clinical advances emerging from a new understanding of the brain, its unique approach combines evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement. 

With more than 7,500 employees working in programs across the nation, Devereux is a recognized partner for families, schools and communities, serving many of our country’s most vulnerable populations in the areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, education and child welfare. Programs are offered in hospital, residential, community and school-based settings. They include: assessments; interventions and support; transition and independent life services; family and professional training; research and innovation; and advocacy and public education. For more than a century, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has been guided by a simple and enduring mission: To change lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences. www.devereux.org.

 

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