Hospitals that are looking for alternate ways to provide acute-level care to select patients can consider the Hospital at Home program where patients can be safely monitored and managed from their home. This podcast will review the benefits, challenges, and technologies that have been used by organizations that have successfully implemented this service.
Leah Whitman, PharmD, BCPS is the pharmacist team leader for Mayo Clinic’s Advanced Care at Home (ACH) practice in Jacksonville, Florida. She is an ambitious first-generation college graduate with experience leading practice changing initiatives across the continuum of acute care medicine. She is imbedded in the daily clinical management of ACH patients and strives to promote excellence in the quality of care provided through pharmacy leadership, interdisciplinary teams, education, and research.
Joey Muscarella, PharmD, BCPS graduated from the Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy in Ada, Ohio in 2019. He completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. Following residency, Joey obtained a position as a clinical pharmacist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, pioneering pharmacy services for VUMC’s new Hospital at Home program. He is passionate about pharmacy process improvement in Hospital at Home and antimicrobial stewardship.
Cecilia Costello, PharmD, MS is the Inpatient Medication Systems and Operations Manager at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics (at time of recording she was the PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health). She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2020 and her MS in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2022. Cecilia’s practice interests include medication safety, automation and technology, and pharmacy practice advancement.