Austin Ewing is the Vice President and General Manager of the Legacy Health Specialty Pharmacy in Portland, OR. In this role, he leads strategy, business development, and the overall operations of the Trellis Rx / Legacy Health Specialty Pharmacy program.
Prior to joining Trellis Rx, Austin was the Operations Manager at Credena Health, LLC, the system-wide specialty pharmacy for Providence St. Joseph Health. In his role there, Austin helped the team transition into a brand new pharmacy; supported the operational growth during a period of more than doubling the patient census; recruited numerous new employees to support the growth; had direct involvement in payer RFPs, starting a pharmacy student and resident learner program, URAC and Joint Commission reaccreditation, limited distribution access/compliance; implemented tools and daily safety huddles to be a Highly Reliable Organization (HRO); and led the buildout of a second pharmacy that was clinically and operationally embedded in one of the health system’s cancer centers. During his time at Credena Health, one of his team members presented at the Fall 2018 National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) conference and won First Place in the Outcomes category with a comprehensive overview of the oncology patient management program. His team was also nationally recognized two years in a row (2016 and 2017) as a Patient Choice Award Finalist for patient satisfaction scores with Zitter Health Insights.
Austin received his PharmD from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in 2009 and he has experience working in retail, long term care, and home infusion pharmacies in various staff and leadership positions. He decided to move to Portland, OR in 2012, and he loves all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer- even the rain!
PharmD from Drake University in Des Moines
Coram CVS Specialty Infusion Services
Medicap LTC Vital Care