Stephen Creasy ’10 choose Shenandoah because he loved the outdoor activities offered, the small town feel and the involvement of the faculty.
Creasy also liked to be a part of Shenandoah’s student organizations because it challenged him to be innovative and taught him how to work with people of various backgrounds and personalities. The faculty supported Creasy by going above and beyond for him when he needed help to get a project off the ground. “These experiences have helped me immensely in the ‘real’ world, especially in assuming managerial roles,” said Creasy.
Creasy is the director of clinical services for PharMerica in Louisville, Kentucky, a BrightSpring Health Services’ pharmacy provider. Patient care is foremost in his practice philosophy as he explores new ways to improve patient outcomes in large populations, while reducing healthcare waste and inefficiencies. His team develops clinical products and content to be implemented at 115 pharmacies in 49 states. They also evolve innovative quality programs utilizing big data, lead medication safety initiatives and stay ahead of federal nursing home regulations. Prior to his current role, Creasy was a utilization manager for PharMerica.
Creasy says the most rewarding part of his job is being able to see a project start as an idea and then be implemented on a national level. Instead of helping one patient at a time, he is able to help the 330,000 residents PharMerica services daily.
“Shenandoah provided a strong foundation of didactic knowledge and also provided me with several opportunities to be involved in various organizations,” said Creasy.
Creasy’s advice for future students is: “Do not be afraid of change, to challenge yourself and to explore ‘non-traditional’ career opportunities.”