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Shannon Coven

Senior Vice President, GPO and Manufacturer Services


Shannon Coven serves as the Senior Vice President of GPO and Manufacturer Services for AmerisourceBergen. Leveraging over 17 years of healthcare GPO experience, Shannon leads Specialty Advancement Network (SAN), a new specialty-focused purchasing network for AmerisourceBergen health system customers. Building on the proven model of ION, the nation’s leading community-focused GPO, SAN delivers new value, savings, and solutions that enable health systems to maximize specialty market opportunities. Shannon also oversees innovative analytics, marketing and contracting services for manufacturer partners that support upstream strategies. 

Prior to joining Health Systems and Specialty Services, Shannon held several roles within ION, most recently serving as the Vice President of Operations. Joining ION in 2003, she played a critical role in the inception and early development of ION’s GPO offering. Implementing strategies and solutions that drove strong value for both providers and manufacturers, she was integral to the development of market-leading offerings that propelled ION’s growth. Nationally recognized for her thought leadership in GPO and manufacturer strategies, Shannon’s knowledge, relationships and experience uniquely position her to lead AmerisourceBergen’s new purchasing network for health systems.

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