Maine Vererans’ Homes Pharmacies

About MVH Pharmacies

We have been serving Maine since 2010, but our history doesn’t just start there. We are 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 is 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 have 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 twenty 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

NEIL THURLOW, PHARM.D, MBA, Director of Pharmacy Operations

Neil Thurlow received his Pharm.D, from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2008 and his MBA, 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. Neil has been managing the operations at MVH Pharmacies since 2013. He enjoys working with Leadership and staff to help solidify communication to deliver quality pharmaceutical care.

Neil consults with nursing facilities to ensure compliance with controlled substance policy and procedures. 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, MBA, CPHT, Director of Finance

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.

LEWANNE HUGHES, 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 more than thirty years of her professional career in 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 active in her community and in supporting her son’s business. She still finds time to enjoy boating on Thompson Lake.

“The money we spend with MVH Pharmacies has been well worth the return on investment. We know every one of them by name, and they’ve given us their personal phone numbers. I couldn’t ask for a better relationship—MVH Pharmacies get a 10 out of 10 from me in terms of what they have been able to provide us.”
Paul Arbour
Executive Director Dirigo Pines