Founder

RICHARD PTACHCINSKI, PHARM.D.,FCCP

Richard (“Rich”) Ptachcinski, Pharm.D., FCCP, founder of PCI, was a visionary. With over thirty years of administrative and clinical experience in health system pharmacy Rich viewed pharmacy as more than a career. He had a way of looking at the world, his life, PCI, and his family through the lens of potential. He identified issues and could see solutions to complex situations.
Before starting PCI, Rich had over 10 years in pharmacy leadership at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System. He focused on clinical program development, organizational management, operations and compliance.
Throughout his professional career he led and conducted over 200 client engagements throughout theU.S. and internationally. Pharmacy was a calling for Rich and a way to help people.
He extended his generous spirit to patients, families, and other pharmacy and healthcare professionals. As a mentor, he inspired others to continue striving to be the best version of themselves. He worked with joy that was contagious, and his legacy is one of hope, generosity, hard work, determination, and vision.