Memphis, TN – September 3, 2014: Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), the
nation's largest pharmacy services provider today announced the appointment of
Gentry Hughes as Executive Vice President, Development. Hughes will be
responsible for leading the company's national and regional accounts and
"Gentry brings an invaluable combination of healthcare leadership and sales
experience, making him uniquely suited for this new position with the CPS team,"
said Don Nickleson, chief executive officer and president of CPS. "He has a
thorough understanding of the needs of larger and regional hospitals systems to
improve financial, clinical, quality and care performance, making him an asset to
our organization and to the health systems we serve."
Gentry is a healthcare industry veteran, and is joining CPS from a 15 year career
at GE Healthcare, where he spent the last five years as head of the company's
U.S. Clinical System Sales and Marketing Division. He's held leadership
positions at Symphony Health Services, Harlan Laboratories and Dynavox. He
attended the University of Kentucky and completed his graduate studies at
"Hospital systems are battling unprecedented challenges today," Hughes said.
"CPS is the only company in the industry with the expertise, depth and breadth of
targeted solutions capable of addressing these challenges as they relate to
hospital pharmacy operations and management. I'm looking forward to working
with national and regional hospital system clients to help them achieve their
quality and financial goals."
About Comprehensive Pharmacy Services:
Employing over 1,900 pharmacy professionals, CPS is the nation's largest
provider of pharmacy services to more than 400 hospitals and healthcare
facilities leading to improved financial results, enhanced quality and risk
management. CPS services include pharmacy consulting and regulatory
services, 340B solutions, inpatient and outpatient pharmacy solutions,
telepharmacy services and medication related transition of care services. For
more information, visit cpspharm.com.
Vice President, Product Development and Marketing