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George Hartpence

His association with Provista and its contracting partner Vizient began in the 1990s when he was the director of Pharmacy Services for the New Jersey Hospital Association’s (NJHA) Group Purchasing Program. As part of that position, he marketed the Provista pharmacy portfolio to care facilities in the New York and New Jersey area. In that role, one of his biggest accomplishments was securing the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s (MSKCC) pharmacy department as a Provista customer. MSKCC, an acute care customer currently served by Vizient, represents more than $400 million in pharmacy spend.

In his current position, Hartpence serves as the pharmacy support resource to such diverse customers as Harvard and Yale universities, Accredo, Walgreens, BioScrip and Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy.

Hartpence has a pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences. Previously, he held positions at the University of Pennsylvania, the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia and the Hunterdon Medical Center. His background also includes teaching, having been an adjunct assistant professor at Rutgers University’s Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration. 

Since 2010, Hartpence has served as the Provista pharmacy subject matter expert. As part of that role, he built a dedicated team to grow and enhance the Provista Pharmacy Program portfolio. That team's experts excel in distribution, direct contracting and analytics. 

One of Hartpence's favorite aspects of his job is assisting sales team members in becoming pharmacy savvy. He is a driving force behind the unique value the supply chain partner provides to non-acute pharmacy customers, including those in ambulatory care, home infusion, physician clinics, long-term care, closed-shop pharmacies and retail. For example, he helps ensure customers don't have to worry about drug shortages by referring them to the Provista private-label NOVAPLUS, which has a dedicated supply of drugs to treat end customers.

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