• 950 Boardwalk Suite 305, San Marcos, CA 92078
    • 760.705.4078
    • tvidals@rxpert.solutions

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Terri has 30 years of experience as a hospital pharmacist. She has worked both in community hospital and teaching hospital settings as well as nursing home facilities. During that time, she gained experience in several clinical areas, and over the last 12 years, she has specialized in ensuring medication safety, managing pharmacy operations, and controlled substance diversion monitoring. She takes a very practical approach and believes all change must have a point and result in sustained improvement.

Terri has her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Kansas and is a Licensed Pharmacist in the state of California. She is a member of International Health Facility Diversion Association, Medication Safety Officers Society, San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, and former member of the California Hospital Association Medication Safety Committee. Terri is a frequent speaker on the topics of diversion in the healthcare setting and the role of staff who suspect diversion. She believes a safer environment must be created for the patient as well as the healthcare worker. Terri brings with her years of experience in the hospital setting, a talent for organization and operations, a developed skill in diversion monitoring, regulatory survey participation, medication safety plans and MERP development, and a passion to make a real and lasting difference.

In addition to understanding the ins and outs of the [controlled substance use] process completely, she is very proactive in coming to me with provider issues that she detects. She truly balances the administrative duties and the regulatory components demand with a keen sense of what my practitioners do and what their needs are on the ground. Terri is instrumental in working with my department, balancing patient care, cooperation, ability, and integrity to get the job done.

–Chief Anesthesiologist,

UCSD Medical Center

We would not be where we are with the improvements we have made with opioid prescribing if it were not for Terri driving the process.

–Chief Physician,

Tri-City Emergency Medical Group

Terri has done a tremendous job with the controlled substance diversion program. She has had such a positive impact and has really made the hospital a safer place.

–Nurse Manager,

Tri-City Medical Center

Dr. Elliott is an experienced pharmacist with a Masters of Science in Health Administration. She has served as Director of Pharmacy in several practice sites including community hospitals, both for profit and non-profit, teaching and safety net hospitals. Her areas of expertise are troubleshooting workflow processes, and pharmacy design with an eye for efficiency and focus on automation. Throughout her career she has served in the capacity of Adjunct Professor, published several articles, participated in multiple regulatory surveys, led medication safety initiatives, automated a multitude of processes, reduced pharmacy budgets by as much as $3M, streamlined formularies, and improved employee satisfaction scores. Dr. Elliot has joined Rxpert Solutions and brings her breath of knowledge and years of experience with her.

Janice has been a practicing pharmacist in California for over 30 years. During her time, she has worked in the capacity of staff pharmacist on up through Director of Pharmacy in the hospital setting. She has her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Arizona, and she is a graduate of the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy and the Pharmacy Leadership Academy through the Boston University School of Management.

Janice’s area of expertise is in sterile compounding. She has undergone a design and build of an IV room, wrote procedures, trained staff for USP <797> and USP <800> readiness, and has received her Board Certification in Sterile Compounding Preparations (BCSCP).

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Terri is absolutely phenomenal. She is an incredibly knowledgeable pharmacy resource. As the medication safety officer, the quality initiatives she implemented not only impacted the patients at our medical center but also reached into the community. Terri is a genuine professional who upholds accountability while creating community among her team members. She is a great listener to identify friction points and has actionable ideas to implement improvements.

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T. Eagle. MBA, MLS(ASCP), CLS Lab Operations Manager

Terri is an expert at prospective risk identification -Failure, Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). Terri participated in CHPSO Patient Safety Safe Tables and was part of the Hospital Quality Institute’s Regional Quality and Patient Safety Leader Network.
She is an excellent public speaker and communicates well with public and professional audiences. I look forward to her continued work in medication safety.

Regional Quality Network at HQI
A. Munoz, FACHE, CPHQ, CPPS VP

Terri has done a tremendous job with the controlled substance diversion program. She has had such a positive impact and has really made the hospital a safer place.

Tri-City Medical Center
Nurse Manager

We would not be where we are with the improvements we have made with opioid prescribing if it were not for Terri driving the process.

Tri-City Emergency Medical Group
Chief Physician

In addition to understanding the ins and outs of the [controlled substance use] process completely, she is very proactive in coming to me with provider issues that she detects. She truly balances the administrative duties and the regulatory components demand with a keen sense of what my practitioners do and what their needs are on the ground. Terri is instrumental in working with my department, balancing patient care, cooperation, ability, and integrity to get the job done.

UCSD Medical Center
Chief Anesthesiologist

Terri is knowledgeable and effective in pharmacy leadership. She has the ability to be able to anticipate and prepare for the future. Her ability to utilize resources effectively in this changing environment is a strong asset. She can adapt, evolve, mentor and still never say “no” when asked to assist. She exhibits great abilities to be flexible and is a “self starter”. She has a pleasant yet effective demeanor that commands results.

Candace Fong, Pharm D
System Director of Pharmacy and Medication Safety Common Spirit Health

Terri has always impressed me as being very smart. resourceful, creative, and easy to work with. Terri’s commitment to medication safety permeated our organization, raising the awareness of this important issue throughout all levels of the institution. Terri has always been engaged, cooperative, and generous with her time.

Cary Mells, MD
Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine Tri-City Medical Center

Terri has done more for the Pharmacy in her few months as Interim Pharmacy Director than any other Director has done during my 12 years here.

Anita Kennedy, MBA
VP of Ancillary Services Methodist Hospital

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Address: 950 Boardwalk Suite 305, San Marcos, CA 92078

  • 760.705.4078
  • tvidals@rxpert.solutions