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Gary Johnson

Managing Director

Gary Johnson leads BRG’s Pharmacy team. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in hospital administration and leading hospital supply chain and pharmacy services.

Before joining BRG, Dr. Johnson held the role of chief innovation officer within a health system. His accomplishments included restructuring ambulatory pharmacy services; increasing annual net operating margin (profit) from $12 million to $235 million; and restructuring a Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, including a new physician chair and membership, which facilitated lowered average drugs costs of $3 million per year. He also partnered with the dean of a College of Pharmacy to restructure adjunct faculty positions, including didactic responsibilities of clinical staff; and implemented laboratory point-of-care testing in an emergency department, which manages more than 50,000 patients per year.

Previously, Dr. Johnson migrated a medication distribution model from a cart-based to a Pyxis-centric model and reduced a departmental full-time-equivalent turnover rate from 22 to 11 percent. He expanded a Pharmacy Residency program, including the creation of a specialty pharmacy management residency and a specialty information technology residency.

Additionally, Dr. Johnson restructured a product implementation process by realigning support and operations and restructured sales support and engineering with pharmacy technicians. He developed an acute care professional services division to provide consultant services; developed training programs for staff; and implemented a pharmacy-licensed research facility to test and calibrate medications with various forms of automation.

Employment History

University of Kentucky Health System
Chief Pharmacy Officer
Chief Innovation Officer

University of Virginia Health System
Director of Pharmacy Services

Vice President of Pharmacy Services

Parkview Health System
Indiana Corporate Director of Pharmacy Services

Areas of Expertise


Mercer University
MS, Healthcare Policy and Administration

West Virginia University
BS, Biology