ASHP Members Share COVID Vaccine Expertise With National, Local Media

Published: December 15, 2020

National and local reporters have sought out ASHP members for their expertise as hospital and health systems around the country prepare to administer the initial distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Members featured in print and broadcast stories include: 

Anthony Longo, director of pharmacy and clinical services, Forest Hills Hospital, Northwell Health. A pharmacist's historic moment, NBC4.

Alfred L’Altrelli, administrative director of pharmacy, UPMC, Pitt school of pharmacy students & UPMC Presby are 'vaccinating the vaccinators', and COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: pharmacy students vaccinate UPMC employees running vaccine clinic, CBS Pittsburgh.

Mary Bridgeman, clinical assistant professor, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. Physician assistant becomes first to take COVID-19 vaccine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital,

Susan Mashni, chief pharmacy officer, Mount Sinai Health System, New York City, Most healthcare workers are excited to get a coronavirus vaccine, but some have questions, Buzz Feed News.

Dorinda Segovia, vice president, Memorial Pharmacy Services, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, FL, A ray of hope on COVID-19 Florida begins vaccine injections for frontline workers, South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Selma Yamamoto, director of pharmacy, MidMichigan Health, Midland, MI, MidMichigan Health ready to distribute COVID-19 vaccine,

Joy Vreeland, associate chief pharmacy officer, Boston Medical Center. Boston Medical Center receives its first coronavirus vaccine shipment, 7News, Boston

Steven Loborec, assistant director of pharmacy, The Ohio State University, COVID-19 vaccines roll out, frontline workers amid first vaccinated, CNN

Jordan DeAngelis, pharmacy coordinator, procurement & emergency preparedness, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, Nurse who screens visitors is first Duke worker to get vaccine, ABC11, Eyewitness News

Sue Mashni, chief pharmacy officer, Mt. Sinai Health System, New York City, Healing is coming’: US health workers start getting vaccine: Associated Press (includes a slideshow featuring pharmacy staff from across the country). 

Cynthia Williams, chief pharmacy officer, Riverside Health System, Newport News, VA,  First coronavirus vaccine shipments set to arrive in states Monday, Washington Post.

Suzanne Shea, vice president system pharmacy and clinical nutrition, Sharp Healthcare, San Diego, San Diego's First COVID-19 Vaccines Will Go to Frontline Health Care Workers, KPBS

Bonnie Levin, assistant vice president, pharmacy, MedStar Health, Washington, D.C., MedStar Health hospital system prepares for first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, Fox5

Rita Shane, chief pharmacy officer, Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai among first hospitals across California to receive, distribute COVID-19 vaccines, ABC7

Jeff Rosner, executive director of pharmacy contracting and supply chain analytics, Cleveland Clinic, Coronavirus cases and deaths hit new highs as hospitals await vaccine, TODAY Show

Indu Lew, senior vice president and chief pharmacy officer at RWJBarnabas Health, West Orange, NJ, Race for the Vaccine: NBC Dateline

Nancy Palamara, director of pharmacy services infusion therapy, and MS Center, Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, NJ, How hospitals are preparing for mass Covid-19 vaccinations, NBC Nightly News and Inside Look at NJ Hospital's Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine, NBC4 New York.

Debbie Simonson, vice president of pharmacy services, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, Inside look at extreme measures to ship and store vaccines safely, Today Show

If you have photos or video as your organization receives, prepares, and administers the vaccine and would like to share them with ASHP to help in our efforts to help encourage healthcare professionals and patients to get vaccinated, please send them to [email protected].

Posted December 15, 2020

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