Available Until 4/24/2023

COVID-19 Pharmacy Response in SE Michigan: Lessons Learned in Managing the Supply Chain and Pharmacy Operations

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-20-006-H04-P/T
Release Date: April 24, 2020
Expiration Date: April 24, 2023
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Not Available  

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview

This activity will address the journey of the predominant health systems in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan - Beaumont Health, Ascension Michigan, and Henry Ford Health System. Annette Karageanes, Director of Pharmacy – System Operations for Beaumont Health; Gary Blake, Vice President Pharmacy for Ascension Michigan and Rox Gatia, Director of Pharmacy Drug Use Policy and Pharmacy Sourcing for Henry Ford Health System will share COVID-19 experiences with focus on supply chain and pharmacy operations.


The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists involved in COVID-19 response

Learning Objectives

  • Managing Patient Surge
  • Managing Drugs and Supplies
  • Modifications to Pharmacy Operations
  • Coordinating Staff and Working with Interprofessional Teams
  • Patient and Family Experience
  • COVID-19 Exposure – Healthcare Leader’s Perspective

Schedule of Activities

  • Introduction and Announcements
  • Presentation
  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion


  • Gary Blake, M.S., R.Ph., Vice President, Ascension Michigan
  • Rox Gatia II, Pharm.D., MHSA, BCPS, Director, Drug Use Policy and Pharmacy Sourcing, Henry Ford Health System
  • Annette M. Karageanes, M.S., R.Ph., Director of Pharmacy, System Operations, Beaumont Health
  • Moderator: Paul W. Bush, Pharm.D., M.B.A., FASHP, Vice President of Global Resource Development and Consulting, ASHP


In accordance with the ACPE's and ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support, anyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity is required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. In accordance with these Standards, all potential conflicts of interest have been resolved. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/domestic partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the activity content over which the individual has control.

As defined by ACCME, a commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The Standards for Commercial Support do not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. The existence or non-existence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the activity.

  • All planners, presenters, reviewers, and ASHP staff report no financial relationships relevant to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of a recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity.

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