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Specialty pharmacy network ExceleraRx names president and CEO


MINNEAPOLIS — ExceleraRx, a national specialty pharmacy network, last week named James Fox as its president and CEO, effective Sept. 1.


“Jim Fox is absolutely the right choice to serve as president and CEO of this innovative organization that’s leading the way in specialty pharmacy services,” stated Nick Barto, SVP Catholic Health Initiatives based in Englewood, Colo., who led the ExceleraRx board search committee. “Under Jim’s leadership, Excelera will effectively support its members in developing and operating specialty pharmacies that improve patient care and reduce the total cost of care.”


Fox, with more than 35 years of executive leadership experience in health care, has served as CFO for Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, where he played a role in the start-up and operations of Fairview Pharmacy Services. Most recently, he has been partnered with national organizations, including Excelera, to develop innovative healthcare services.


“I have had the privilege of working with Jim for many years and the opportunity to see his leadership in action,” said Bert Zimmerli, the board chair of ExceleraRx and EVP and CFO Intermountain Healthcare. “His comprehensive knowledge of health care, relentless focus on results, and high integrity make him the ideal leader for the Excelera organization at this time.”


The Excelera network creates national-scale efficiency and negotiates on behalf of its member organizations to remove barriers to specialty drug access and monitoring. Patients and providers of Excelera network members benefit from a member-owned specialty pharmacy integrated into their care team that can easily access specialty pharmaceuticals and that knows the patient’s care plan.


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