CODEE M. PETERSON, Pharm.D., (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a pharmacist at Aspirus Medford Hospital and Clinics in Medford, Wisconsin. In addition to her clinical generalist role, she sits on several local and system committees. She is co-chair the local antimicrobial stewardship committee and the site coordinator and primary preceptor for pharmacy students.
Upon graduation from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, she completed a PGY1 and PGY2 residencies in health system administration, both at Ascension/Ministry Health Care in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Following her PGY2, she worked clinically in the areas of emergency medicine and pediatrics. Prior to her current role, she was the inpatient pharmacy manager for a critical access hospital from 2013-2016.
At the state level, Peterson has been an active member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) and completed the PSW Emerging Leader Certificate Program in 2019. She is on the Wisconsin Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist Steering Committee and recently participated in the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy Rural Opioid Stewardship focus group.
She was appointed to the ASHP New Practitioners Forum Leadership and Career Development Advisory Group in 2013, and has served as a roundtable discussion leader, presenter, and moderator at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. She is a CV reviewer, 2020 NPPVC presenter, and an ASHP 2021 NPPC Educational Session Reviewer. She currently serves on Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners Advisory Group on Small and Rural Hospitals (SRH) and previously served as chair and vice-chair of the SRH SAG.
We as inpatient practitioners will continue to be presented with the clinical, operational, and financial challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic today and into the foreseeable future. Over the course of only one year, we have been faced with rapidly changing guidelines, recommendations, and practices to combat the pandemic. Inpatient care practitioners are at the front lines of testing, treatment, and vaccinations. We have had to learn, understand, and disseminate information to our peers and community members while trying to combat misinformation. We have had to adapt and become more flexible than ever before. For many, this may not have been possible without the help of the members and leaders of this Section in providing tools, guidance, idea sharing, and education on the day-to-day changes of the pandemic.
It has been a tough 12+ months. Despite the challenges, our inpatient practitioners have stayed resilient and proven our worth in insurmountable means throughout this pandemic. We need to keep the foot on the gas and continue our efforts around key issues such as diversity, equity, and inclusion, healthcare access and telehealth, drug shortages, the opioid epidemic, and other areas that may have taken a backseat throughout the height of the pandemic. As we navigate into the post-COVID era, our Section initiatives and strategic plan will be more important than ever in serving its members and our patients. I am honored by this nomination. If elected director-at-large, I will strive to continue the outstanding work provided by this Section with enthusiasm and dedication.