E. Thomas Carey, Pharm.D., is a consulting pharmacist for the Murer Group. Since 2014, he has worked closely with Murer’s 340B team and assisted health systems on almost every aspect of 340B program development, oversight, and expansion. Dr. Careyreceived his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University in 1996. In addition to his role with Murer, since 2000 he has been the Director of Pharmacy Services at SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford, Illinois where he oversees a staff of more than 80 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Prior to working for SwedishAmerican Hospital, Dr. Carey worked as a Clinical Pharmacist at Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois.
As a consulting pharmacist, Dr. Carey has worked closely with Murer’s 340B team to assist health systems with the development and expansion of their 340B programs. In his more than 10 years of experience directly overseeing all aspects of 340B, including many successful HRSA/OPA program audits, Dr. Carey has helped health systems develop new operational processes, implement program-specific software, and optimize their audit and oversight procedures. Furthermore, he has helped health systems expand their 340B-related services and savings through hospital operated retail and specialty pharmacies, Med-to-Bed programs, and HIV clinic and oral chemotherapy programs.
In addition, Dr. Carey has also assisted health systems in expanding their clinical and operational pharmacy services to optimize patient care and safety. For example, at SwedishAmerican Hospital he helped establish one of the first emergency room clinical pharmacy programs and one of the first fully operational community hospital-owned Specialty Pharmacies in Illinois, as well as a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program and an on-site Anticoagulation Clinic. SwedishAmerican’s Anticoagulation Clinic is the only one in the state to be named an “Anticoagulation Center of Excellence.”
Dr. Carey regularly lectures locally, nationally, and internationally on multiple pharmacy topics including, cardiology, medication safety, hazardous medication exposure, and pharmacy management. Dr. Carey also provides a weekly pharmacy news segment on the local Fox and ABC affiliates.
Dr. Carey is an Adjunct Instructor of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University – Chicago College of Pharmacy and the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, and he advises students from multiple colleges of pharmacy. Dr. Carey received the “Preceptor of the Year” award from Midwestern University in 2003.