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Jacalyn Rogers

Jacalyn Rogers

Pharm.D., MS, CHM, BCPS

Pediatric Pharmacy Manager

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Cleveland, OH

Jacalyn’s Story

Dr. Rogers received her Certificate in Healthcare Management from the University of Akron in 2012. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in 2013. Dr. Rogers also received her Masters in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from the Ohio State University in 2015. She completed her PG1/PGY2 residencies in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2013-2015.

Dr. Rogers is a member of the Section Advisory Group for Leadership Development and is the Director-at-Large for the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists during 2016-17.


UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is a 244-bed, full-service children’s hospital and academic medical center. Rainbow is a level one trauma center and performs more than 660,000 outpatient procedures and nearly 10,000 inpatient discharges annually. Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is apart of the University Hospitals Health-System. The 24-hour pharmacy department is made up of 57 FTEs including clinical specialists, decentralized clinical pharmacists, technicians, and interns. The pharmacists verify over 16,000 doses per month and technicians process over 35,000 oral and IV doses each month.

Significant Projects

The majority of Dr. Rogers’s work has been focused either with pharmacy operations or quality improvement/safety. Operationally, she has been working to create a seamless discharge medication delivery service (Meds-to-Beds) that helps to ensure patients leave with the proper medications and has pharmacists doing discharge education. Her other main focus in operations has been creating technician and pharmacist career ladders within her department. This has provided unique opportunities to both groups and improved engagement within the staff. In regards to safety, Dr. Rogers has worked to create a culture of safety by creating a Safety Coordinator position and re-doing the safety training for staff. Additionally, she has implemented projects such as Epinephrine Kits on the floors that are best practice recommendations from ISMP.

Outside of those two focuses for her position, Dr. Rogers is the Residency Program Director for the new PGY-1 Residency Program that starts July 2016. This has been a goal for Dr. Rogers and the department to help expand the mission of the organization which is “To Teach.”

Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area

“My advice for residents looking for manager positions would be to get involved in your departments and listen to your employees. Don’t be afraid to reach out to past mentors for help and guidance early in your career.”

Involvement in ASHP

“I was an intern at a local hospital and felt passionately about the advancement of the profession of pharmacy, and I knew that professional involvement was the best route. As a student, ASHP provided the tools to learn more about residencies and get involved in advocacy. As a resident, I was able to connect with other new practitioners and learn from other members experience. Finally, as a manager I am able to find the tools I need to help my department and advance myself through webinars and active involvement.”

ASHP’s Value to Members

“ASHP provides the tools, resources, and advocacy for health-system pharmacists. It is a great way to learn about health-system pharmacy practice around the country and to help advance our profession at a national level.”

“Currently, the push for Provider Status can change our professional nationally and allow each pharmacist to perform at the top of his or her license. Additionally, their work with Drug Shortages and other advocacy on Capital Hill gives each of us a voice.”

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