Qualitas Specialty Pharmacy

is a wholly owned specialty pharmacy service of RWJBarnabas Health focusing on high cost, high touch medication therapy for patients with complex disease states. We offer complete specialty care, with a range of medications, therapies and services to manage conditions easier.

Medications in specialty pharmacy range from oral to cutting edge injectable and biologic products. The disease states treated range from cancer, hepatitis, HIV, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, transplant, to rare genetic conditions. The Specialty Pharmacy Division holds accreditations with Joint Commission and Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) and ACHC. These accreditations differentiate our organization from other healthcare providers exhibiting distinction. We also have board certified specialty pharmacists on our staff.

Services Provided

Our experienced specialty trained pharmacists and nurses understand the complexities of our patients’ conditions and are available to offer support including:

  • Injection training
  • Medication side-effect management
  • Appropriateness of therapy
  • Working closely with the patient’s doctor to monitor their progress
  • Assisting when patients need new or refills of their medication
  • Periodic assessments and reassessments
  • Ongoing monitoring for safety and/or efficacy
  • Patient foundation assistance
  • 24 hour on call pharmacist and nurse
  • Free delivery of medications

Insurance Coordination

  • Most specialty prescriptions require prior authorization
  • Our insurance experts coordinate with the patient’s doctor and insurance company to facilitate the process

Qualitas Specialty Pharmacy Services Leadership

Suzanne Sesta

Suzanne Sesta, RPh, BCSCP
Vice President of Qualitas Pharmacy Services and LSC Mail Order

Ron Simbulan

Ronald Simbulan, RPh
Director of Pharmacy, Qualitas Pharmacy Services and LSC Mail Order

Fernando Olveira

Fernando Olveira
System Director of Pharmaceutical Procurement, Qualitas Pharmacy Services

Sharon Bednarz

Sharon Bednarz
Pharmacy Technician Supervisor, Qualitas Specialty and Mail Order Pharmacy

Connie Hoe, PharmD, MBA
Clinical Coordinator