Since Consonus Pharmacy President Neil Marshall joined the company in 2010, he has been instrumental in helping make the operation one of the finest and most respected independent long-term care pharmacies in the nation. To say he’s a Legend is to vastly understate his leadership and influence, and his contribution has never been greater than during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are so many reasons to recognize Neil and the profound impact he has had on our company and on all of us.
When the Operation Warp Speed initiative was created by federal agencies to deploy newly developed vaccines quickly and safely to the most vulnerable Americans, the government initially embraced a retail model, and contracted with two large pharmacy chains to administer vaccinations. In a defining moment not only for Consonus but for the profession, Neil knew this “one size fits all” approach would never work for senior care facilities and the seniors they served. So he worked tirelessly to advocate at a national level for the inclusion of independent pharmacies.
Under his leadership, Consonus was chosen by the Department of Health and Human Services as one of a very few long-term care pharmacies to develop and deploy a vaccine program. It quickly moved ahead of the retail entities by several weeks to become one of the first to begin giving shots to senior care residents. Over the time since that first Consonus vaccination, the company has been recognized by industry partners and public agencies alike, which stands as a testament to Neil’s leadership at this critical time.
“There are so many reasons to recognize Neil and the profound impact he has had on our company and on all of us,” said Laurie Schadegg Thomas, Chief Operating Officer. “But through the continuing vaccination campaign, Consonus has likely helped save the lives of hundreds of seniors and care staff, and that effort would simply not have been possible without his constant perseverance and guidance.”