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Manager Pharmacy

Albany, New York, United States
October 29, 2016

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BS Pharmacy, **** Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

MS Health Services Administration, Sage Graduate College 1996

Professional Work Experiences

President, Community Apothecary Inc 2004-2014

Director of Pharmacy, Amsterdam Memorial Hospital 2002-2004

Staff Pharmacist, VA Hospital, Albany, NY 122**-****-****

Pharmacy Manager, Wal-Mart Stores 1996-2000

Pharmacy Manager, Glens Falls Hospital Glens Fall, NY 1991-1996

Staff Pharmacist, Medco Albany, New York 1987-1991

Consultant Pharmacist, New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Long-Term Care, Quality Assurance/Enforcement Department 1986-87

Pharmacist, CVS/Pharmacy 1981-1987

Staff Pharmacist, Ellis Hospital Schenectady, NY 123**-****-****

Selected Achievements


Restructured Glens Falls Hospital Pharmacy department over a 2 year period by cross training professional and support staff reducing overtime expenditures 78% in year 1 and 13% in year 2;

Decentralized Staff Pharmacist to nursing units reducing order entry time from > 1 hour to 5 minutes;

Managed $4+ million Pharmacy budget for 6 consecutive years within 1-2% variance;

Computerized Pharmacy Department at Glens Falls Hospital;

Created Pay for Performance criteria for Pharmacy Department staff at Glens Falls Hospital

oAnalyzed activities, rewrote Job Descriptions, produced data collections methodologies and instruments and evaluations instruments;

Reengineered drug ordering process at Glens Falls Hospital freeing up 1.3 FTE’s Staff Pharmacist time;

Restructured “cart filling” system at Glens Falls and Amsterdam Memorial Hospital’s inpatient pharmacy reducing rework;

Opened Community Apothecary Inc in 2005 generating $1.8 million revenue in 2013;


Member of a multi-disciplinary NYS DOH Workforce demonstration initiative creating clinical pathways for inpatient renal dialysis and total hip replacement patients reducing salary expense $90,000 annually;

Selected as regional representative at Wal-Mart to attend National Sales meeting in 1998 and be Clinical Program Implementation Manager for district in 1997;


Selected Chairperson of Pending Enforcement Review Committee at NYS DOH’s Central Office;

Member of initial Quality Council at Glens Falls Hospital;

Member of Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital and regional Clinical Pharmacy representative to Yankee Alliance for Glens Falls Hospital;


Analyzed and renegotiated 7 outpatient vendor contracts at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient Pharmacy resulting in $165,000 increase in annual revenue;

Analyzed pharmacy drug purchasing expenditures at Glens Falls Hospital identifying 65% of drug costs were concentrated in less than 30 items;

Reduced use of 2 gram Rocephin 95%, saving $61,000 annually at Glens Falls Hospital;

Reengineered IV admixture manufacturing /distribution system at Glens Falls Hospital reducing waste 92% producing $58,000 annual savings;

Opened Durable Medical Equipment business at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital which replaced vendor system resulting in $78,000 in new revenue in first year;


Restructured method of administering TPA

oReduced patient wait time from >45 minutes to less than 10 minutes;

oEliminated waste 100%;

oProject was selected by Glens Falls Hospital as its Outcomes demonstrated project to Joint Commission, 1995;

Identified opportunity and opened an independent retail pharmacy (Community Apothecary Inc) in 2004, relocated in 2005, survived hurricane Irene, and sold to Rite-Aid 2014.


Ability to motivate and evaluate staff;


Project Management;

Verbal and written communications, Listening, Empathy

“Outside the Box” thinking;

Process Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation.

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