John Spagnola was involved in the development of PA Options for Wellness and brings over 49 years of pharmacy experience where he has demonstrated his expertise, leadership, motivation, and the training necessary to carry out the mission of our Company.
During his career, Mr. Spagnola has owned, expanded, improved, managed, and sold three independent retail and two start-up compounding pharmacies. John then took a Vice President position with Continuing Care Rx, a leading long-term care pharmacy.
Supervising the Prior Authorization Department, initiating and overseeing the formation of the Pharmacy Exception Desk to
resolve rejected prescription claims, Mr. Spagnola added a significant contribution to the bottom line due to his understanding of claims processing procedures. John’s use of innovative and out-of-the- box solutions to settle prior authorizations facilitated the resolution of these issues between the facility, physician, and pharmacy. Mr. Spagnola also introduced, initiated, and maintained a compounded prescription lab into Continuing Care Rx’s Newport, PA pharmacy to ensure that patients’ needs were met. Continuing Care Rx eventually was sold to Omnicare and he was retained and transferred to the Newport, PA pharmacy as Pharmacist-in-Charge. The pharmacy dispensed 6,000 prescriptions daily and employed approximately 100 professional and non-professional staff members.
As the Chief Operating Officer, John reports to the Chairman/CEO and serves as an integral member of the senior management team. He is responsible for the development of the Company’s strategic goals. In addition to the strategic components, John will be charged with developing and implementing more sophisticated policies and procedures. John will also serve as the internal leader of the organization: 1) Coordinating the annual operations plan and budget; 2) Leading the performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization; and 3) Providing a strong day-to• day leadership presence for all staff. John will provide effective and inspiring leadership by being actively involved in all programs and services, developing a broad and deep knowledge of those programs.
Mr. Spagnola has held many pharmacy industry related positions that included being a consultant to the PA Dept. of Public Welfare, consultant to the PA PACE prescription program, and an active member of the Value Drug Company co-op in Altoona, PA. Mr. Spagnola is currently licensed as a registered pharmacist in Pennsylvania and Texas.