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COVID-19 Pharmacy Response in New Jersey Community Hospital Hot Spot: Holy Name Medical Center

Broadcast Date: April 24, 2020


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This activity describes the journey of Holy Name Medical Center, a 361-bed hospital in Teaneck, NJ. Holy Name Medical Center was one of the first hospitals to experience a massive surge of COVID-19 patients. Nancy Palamara, Pharm.D; Director of Pharmacy Services, Infusion Therapy & MS Services will share experiences and responses to this surge that will help hospitals and health systems prepare for the rapid changes and challenges facing hospitals during this pandemic.

  • Managing Patient Surge
  • Managing Drugs and Supplies
  • Coordinating Staff and Working with Interprofessional Teams
  • Patient and Family Experience
  • Community Engagement and Hospital’s Role
  • COVID-19 Exposure – Healthcare Leader’s Perspective


Nancy Palamara, Pharm.D., Director of Pharmacy Services, Infusion Therapy & MS Services, Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, NJ

David Chen, B.S.Pharm., M.B.A., Assistant Vice President for Pharmacy Leadership and Planning, Office of Member Relations, ASHP, Bethesda, MD

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.