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12/1/2017

Shelly Morvay

Shelly Morvay

Pharm.D., CPPS

Medication Safety Pharmacist

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Columbus, OH

Shelly’s Story

Shelly Morvay, Pharm.D., CPPS, received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University Non-Traditional Pharm D Program. She completed her Residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL.

Dr. Morvay recently became a member of the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners Educational Steering Committee Section Advisory Group (SAG).

Overview of Facility/Health System

Nationwide Children's Hospital is a large free-standing pediatric teaching hospital in Columbus, Ohio, with over 600 licensed onsite and leased offsite beds. In 2016 there were more than 1.4 million patient visits from all 50 states and 52 countries. Pharmacy services include robust inpatient, outpatient, and specialty pharmacy services in addition to four pharmacy residency programs.

Significant Projects

Recently Dr. Morvay has been involved with several projects including pharmacy barcode scanning and optimization of intravenous smart infusion pumps. She works closely with everyone within the Department of Pharmacy and many Quality and Safety leaders outside of the Pharmacy Department to enhance medication safety for her patients.

Initial Involvement in ASHP

“Although I've been a member of ASHP since residency, I wanted to increase my contribution to the profession by serving in the Educational Steering Committee SAG. I have experiences to share with others and I look forward to learning from everyone else."

Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area

“As a new practitioner in medication safety, I would suggest getting as much pharmacist experience as possible in addition to learning about quality and safety. Frontline staff members are a great source for identifying medication safety issues and proposing medication safety solutions."

Value of ASHP

“ASHP keeps me informed about legislative, clinical practice, and medication safety issues through multiple venues - AJHP, daily email updates of the Daily Briefing, and ASHP Connect. ASHP also provides networking opportunities that reach across the country. "

“I believe ASHP is the strongest, single most important voice for health-system pharmacy practitioners in terms of defining the future role of pharmacists."

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