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COVID-19 Pharmacy Response in New York City Region: Lessons Learned From NYC Region Pharmacy Leadership

Broadcast Date: May 1, 2020


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This episode is a recording of the ASHP COVID-19 Series (No CE) (Webinar)

Activity Date: April 17, 2020

This activity describes the journey of Mount Sinai Health System and Montefiore Health System, as well as the coordinated efforts of the New York City’s Pharmacy Leadership. Mr. Sosnowski and Mr. Pinto 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
  • Surge Management: Facilities and Patient Transfers
  • COVID-19 Exposure – Healthcare Leader’s Perspective


Joseph Pinto, R.Ph, M.S., MHA, DPLA, Executive Director of Pharmacy Operations, Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY

Frank P. Sosnowski, B.S.Pharm., M.S., Senior Director of Pharmacy, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Moderator: 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.