Corewell Health System

Corewell Health Names Chief Pharmacy Officer

GRAND RAPIDS and SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 17, 2023 — Corewell Health™ is pleased to announce that Jason McCarthy, M.B.A., PharmD, has been named chief pharmacy officer. In this new role, McCarthy will align pharmacy operations across the system with the goal of greater efficiencies and improved services.

Following a national search, McCarthy joins Corewell Health from United Health Group’s Optum Rx Home Infusion Division, where he served as senior vice president and chief operating officer since 2021. In that role, he had oversight of all operations across a national pharmacy footprint for the home infusion division, including pharmacy operations, nursing, revenue cycle, patient services and clinical programs.

McCarthy previously held leadership roles with Genoa Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente Health Plan. He received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland, and his doctorate in pharmacy from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

“Jason has a proven track record of strengthening operations, nurturing high-performing teams and improving financial performance. He is a gifted leader and truly cares about the people he leads and the communities he serves,” said Darryl Elmouchi, MD, chief operating officer for Corewell Health. “I’m confident he’ll be a great addition to our organization.”

At Corewell Health, created by the coming together of Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health in 2022, pharmacy services was selected as the first clinical service to undergo integration efforts with the goal of providing care and services that are exceptional, affordable, equitable and simple. Uniting as one pharmacy team allows Corewell Health to align business strategies and synchronize cultures, technologies and resources.




About Corewell Health™

People are at the heart of everything we do, and the inspiration for our legacy of outstanding outcomes, innovation, strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Corewell Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides health care and coverage with an exceptional team of 60,000+ dedicated people—including more than 11,500 physicians and advanced practice providers and more than 15,000 nurses providing care and services in 22 hospitals, 300+ outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities—and Priority Health, a provider-sponsored health plan serving more than 1.2 million members. Through experience and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness. For more information, visit

Rick Jensen
Media Relations
Office: 616.391.5291
Mobile: 616.706.2608