Serving Maine Since 2010…
…but our history doesn’t just start there. We’re affiliated with Maine Veterans’ Homes, an independent, nonprofit network of six homes throughout the state. We were born out of the desire to provide the highest quality of long-term care pharmacy services for everyone.
That’s why we provide service to long-term care communities throughout Maine, not just our affiliated homes or other homes for veterans.
What Makes Us Different?
We’ve created a resident-centric medication, consulting and education service model for each of our client partners, ensuring both residents and staff enjoy the finest in long-term pharmacy care.
Our staff of 20 professionals includes pharmacists, certified pharmacy technicians, billing professionals and clinical and management expertise. MVH Pharmacies also holds academic affiliation with four nationally-recognized colleges of pharmacy.
Meet Our Leadership Team
James McQuaid, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Chief Pharmacy Officer
Jim McQuaid created MVH Pharmacies for Maine Veterans’ Homes in 2010. Jim brings extensive experience to MVH Pharmacies and has practiced in a wide array of settings encompassing community and ambulatory practice management, nationally recognized managed care environments and senior care pharmacies.
He has addressed local, regional and national audiences on issues germane to senior care pharmacies, as well as the commercial and pragmatic aspects of the Medicare Part D benefit.
Jim is a fellow and active member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists with a focus on government and regulatory affairs. He has served on the Long Term Care Pharmacy Alliance and Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition based in Washington, D.C.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (MCP University), Boston, and his Master of Business Administration, magna cum laude, in finance, marketing and strategic planning from Southern New Hampshire University. He holds clinical affiliate professorships with MCP University, Husson University, University of New England and Creighton University.
Neil Thurlow, Pharm.D, MBA
Neil Thurlow received his Pharm.D, cum laude, from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2008 and his MBA, summa cum laude, from Southern New Hampshire University in 2016.
Neil worked as a pharmacist at CVS Health until 2010, when he returned to his home state of Maine to join the MVH Pharmacies team. At MVH Pharmacies, Neil takes on a variety of roles that integrate nursing and pharmaceutical care. Specifically, Neil coordinates MVH Pharmacies’ NavigatoRx© program, which aids in reducing skilled hospital readmissions during transitions of care.
Neil consults with nursing facilities to ensure compliance with controlled substance policy and procedures. Currently, he is working on USP <800> to ensure safe handling of hazardous medications both within the pharmacy and the nursing home setting. Neil also spends time on the bench working as a direct care pharmacist.
Neil lives in Brunswick, Maine, where he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, landscaping, gardening and playing golf.
Rob Lanigan-Potter, CPhT
Business Office Manager
Rob, as an integral part of the MVH Pharmacies 2010 opening leadership team, excels at pharmacy systems, project management, business development and the integration of new and emerging technologies.
He has been the project manager for several programs, including multiple eMAR integrations, automated dispensing systems and new facility expansions. Rob designs and implements finance office policies by establishing procedures, measuring results against standards and making necessary adjustments. He works closely with nursing and facility management staff and is a valued member of the antibiotic stewardship committee and antipsychotic reduction strategies.
Rob majored in history with a minor in political science. He lives in Farmingdale, Maine, and enjoys hiking with his son.
Lead Consultant Pharmacist
Lewanne Hughes, RPh, is the senior consulting pharmacist for MVH Pharmacies. She helped create and now oversees the clinical pharmacy program for MVH Pharmacies, where she has practiced since 2013. She is passionate about long-term care and has devoted the last 26 years of her professional career to improving medication outcomes in Maine’s senior care population.
A native New Yorker, Lew graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy and is a member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. She is widely recognized across the state of Maine for her vast subject matter expertise in clinical and regulatory pharmacy affairs.
For relaxation, Lew is very active in her community and in supporting her son’s business. She still finds time to enjoy boating on Thompson Lake.