SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, April 12, 2021 — Morris & Dickson Co., L.L.C., the largest privately owned wholesale pharmaceutical distributor in the United States, is pleased to announce that Jody Hatcher, a veteran healthcare industry leader, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer beginning April 15, 2021. Mr. Hatcher most recently served as President of supply chain services for Vizient, the largest healthcare performance improvement company in the country. Before that, he was President and CEO of Novation, which became part of Vizient in 2015.
“This is exciting transformational change for our 180-year-old company,” said Morris & Dickson Chairman Paul Dickson, who is retiring from the day-to-day management of the company. “We look forward to developing a new and better model for the healthcare supply chain.”
“It’s an honor to lead a company that plays such a crucial role in our country’s healthcare system and has an unparalleled track record of success,” said Mr. Hatcher. “I am eager to meet and listen to our employees, customers, and manufacturer partners to ensure that we continue to meet the challenges of a dynamic healthcare landscape.”
Based in Shreveport, Louisiana, Morris & Dickson distributes brand, generic, and specialty pharmaceuticals, as well as over-the-counter and home health products to independent retail pharmacies, alternate care entities, and health systems. A closely-held corporation with a 180-year heritage, Morris & Dickson has grown to become the fourth largest pharmaceutical distributor in the country. The company’s distribution operations and headquarters will remain in Shreveport.