Available Until 4/16/2023

COVID-19 Pharmacy Response in New Jersey Community Hospital Hot Spot: Holy Name Medical Center

Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credit: No CE is offered for this activity.
Activity Fee: Members/Non-Members - Free
Activity Date: April 16, 2020


This activity describes the journey of Holy Name Medical Center, a 361-bed hospital in Teaneck, NJ. Holy Name Medical Center was one of the first hospitals to experience a massive surge of COVID-19 patients. Nancy Palamara, Pharm.D; Director of Pharmacy Services, Infusion Therapy & MS Services 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
  • COVID-19 Exposure – Healthcare Leader’s Perspective


  • Nancy Palamara, Pharm.D., Director of Pharmacy Services, Infusion Therapy & MS Services, Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, NJ
  • Moderator: David Chen, B.S.Pharm., M.B.A., Assistant Vice President for Pharmacy Leadership and Planning, Office of Member Relations, ASHP, Bethesda, MD