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    • 760.705.4078
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Final Thoughts and Observations from my Time at LASH

The LA Surge Hospital Pharmacy Department is officially closed. Refrigerators have been unplugged and pharmacy keys have been turned in. The Discontinuance of Business form has been sent to the Board of Pharmacy. I made my final drive from LA back home to San Diego. Good timing as traffic between the two cities is starting […]

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Life LASHed out at me

  Life at the LA Surge Hospital (LASH) has settled in for the Pharmacy Department. The technicians have their daily routine. The daily order gets checked in efficiently and barcodes are verified for scanning. The Pyxis refill gets done with minimal to no stock outs because inventory numbers have been optimized. Pharmacists have their protocols […]

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The Human Side of Patient Care

I was once again reminded of the great team at LASH (LA Surge Hospital) when the CMO stated he wanted to start hearing the stories of our patients (without violating HIPAA of course). One of the Medical Directors then reminded us that if the patient ended up at LASH, they were extremely sick at one […]

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Flexibility & Continuous Use of Peripheral Vision

Involvement with the LA Surge Hospital has reminded me of how much of the pie the Pharmacy Department has their fingers in. Because the medication use process is so pervasive within a hospital, we must constantly scan for all the areas and needs that can fall short when it comes to hospital operations and medication […]

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Update on LA Surge Hospital

The pharmacy team is developing. Due to the speed with which the hospital opened, there was no time for interviews. That’s not to say I didn’t take time to make a few quick phone calls to see if potential staff met the minimum qualifications I set (Pyxis, Epic, and sterile compounding experience), but those were […]

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LA Surge Hospital

Hello from Los Angeles where I am privileged to be part of the team opening and manning the LA Surge Hospital, a COVID only hospital. I have been on-site at the hospital for the last 10 days working with a team of fantastic people who are pulling together to make this happen. Resources from Dignity […]

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The Coronavirus Has Gone Viral

I’m sure you are dying to read another snippet on coronavirus! Recently I read an article that was actually meaningful and laid out the real concerns in terms of overload to the hospitals and resources. Put in statistical terms which allow a healthcare worker to see the domino effect of these numbers, the concern is […]

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Willing Collaboration

I am often reminded of one of the aspects I appreciate most about my pharmacist colleagues. Willing collaboration. It has been a really long time since I have been in school, so I can’t speak to how competitive pharmacy school or residency are now. However, I can tell you that once you get out into […]

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Thank you for the Opportunity

As I reflect back on the past year, I find myself thinking about my career in pharmacy and the people who played big roles in helping me get to where I am. These people gave me opportunities that brought me to where I am today. I decided to use this venue to say thank you […]

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The Unhappy Employee

Recently someone said to me, “I hate my job. I don’t know how people live life when they hate their job. It’s making me miserable.” This got me thinking about all the people out there who feel that way. I’ve been in this situation only once in my career. When it drove me to my […]

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Our References

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.

Lab
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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  • 760.705.4078
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