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Hospital at Home: Operational Considerations

Broadcast Date: October 9, 2022


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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.


Maggie PeinovichMaggie Peinovich, PharmD, is director of pharmacy for Medically Home helping health-systems develop home hospital programs. She was operations manager for the Mayo Clinic Northwest-Wisconsin Region for 5 years and practiced as a pharmacist at a Mayo-Wisconsin critical access hospital for 10 years. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UW Madison and completed residency at Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis. Maggie was raised in her family-owned independent pharmacy and draws inspiration from her family’s history.

Mary PetrovkisMary Petrovskis, PharmD, MS, BCPS serves as the director of pharmacy operations with UNC Health Rex in Raleigh, NC and assistant professor of clinical education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She completed a two-year residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at UNC Hospitals in June 2018. She completed a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2016 from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2018 from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Kela EdvalsonKela Edvalson, RPh graduated from Oregon State with degrees in Exercise and Sports Science and Pharmacy. She started her career at Coram Home Infusion in 1998. After three years at Coram, Kaiser Permanente offered her a home infusion pharmacy manager role and the rest is history. She has now been with KP for 25 years in a variety of leadership roles. For the past four years she has been the regional director over Home Infusion, Ambulatory Surgery Pharmacy, Compounding Services, and Oncology Pharmacies.

Matthew KelmMatthew J. Kelm, PharmD, MHA has more than 15 years of experience as a pharmacist, pharmacy administrator, academician, author, and researcher. He is the associate chief pharmacy officer for oncology pharmacy services at Duke University Health System in Durham, NC. Matt earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University and his Masters in Healthcare Administration from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He is actively involved in multiple state and national level professional organizations and currently serves as the president of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists.

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.