A Holistic Journey to Fully Automated Medication Dispensing

Summa Health’s Vice President of Pharmacy Services John Feucht, BSPharm, MBA, RPh, shares insights about how fully automated central pharmacy robotics are helping to improve safety, reduce inventory costs, and enable pharmacists to operate at the top of their license. John also discusses his experience and guidance on how to champion for funding and drive adoption for automation technology within your health system.

Watch this replay to learn how to:

  • Highlight the challenges of manual processes
  • Understand the impact of fully automated medication dispensing
  • Demonstrate value for funding and drive adoption for automated systems


John Feucht II, BSPharm, MBA, RPh

Vice President, Pharmacy Services at Summa Health

John Feucht is Vice President of Pharmacy Services at Summa Health, an Integrated Healthcare Delivery System based in Akron, OH.

John served as System Director of Pharmacy Services for Summa Health from 2014 to 2020, and received the Timothy D. Moore Management and Pharmacy Mentorship awards from Summa Health in 2018. In 2016, he was named Pharmacy Residency Preceptor of the Year6. Prior to Summa Health, he spent 16 years with Mercy Medical Center in Canton, OH, including seven years as Director of Pharmacy Services.

John is also an adjunct professor of pharmacy practice at NEOMED and currently serves as Director of the Professional Affairs division for the Ohio Society of Health System Pharmacists. He serves on the Pharmacy Professional Affairs Committee for Premier and is the vice chair of the Premier National Pharmacy Committee. John has also served as president of the Akron Area Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

John earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Butler University in 1994 and his MBA from Walsh University in 2011.