Testimonials

As the only pediatric health system in Arkansas, Arkansas Children’s is committed to fulfilling Our Promise: Unprecedented Child Health. Defined and Delivered. Therefore, I am excited to join the coalition. Together with Phlow™, and other children’s hospitals across the country, we will work to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of high-quality essential medicines. Arkansas Children’s is honored to participate in this initiative and looks forward to collaborating with others to assess the medicine shortage and supply chain management issues experienced throughout the country.

– MARCY DODERER

Boston Children’s Hospital is excited to be a part of the coalition, a collaboration of pioneering children’s hospitals across the country and Phlow™ to help ensure a reliable and affordable supply of high-quality essential medicines. As my background includes many years as a pharmacy administrator focused on the safety of the medication use process, I am personally honored to have this opportunity to address the important and pressing issue of essential medicine shortages in America.

– DR. AL PATTERSON, PHARMD

As Senior Vice President of Patient Care Operations at Boston Children’s Hospital and the coalition’s Founding Organizational Board Member, I look forward to advancing this collaboration that aims to provide an uninterrupted supply of critical medicines to mitigate the critical drug shortages in pediatric health care delivery experienced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and in many years prior.

– Dr. Laura Wood, DNP, RN

As President and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I am committed to ensuring that our institution serves as a national health care leader and prominent advocate for child health. To accomplish this, we must have access to the essential medicines needed to treat our patients. The coalition, with Phlow™, will be working to create a reliable and affordable supply of high-quality essential medicines for children’s hospitals across the nation while tackling the operational inefficiencies in America’s supply chain. It is so important for us to be a part of this initiative as we continue to further our mission of creating hope and building healthier futures for children.

– PAUL S. VIVIANO

As CEO of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, my foremost focus is ensuring our team can do what’s best for our children and families we’re privileged to serve – from delivering outstanding clinical care to providing an overall exemplary patient experience. For that reason, I am honored to announce Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s participation in the coalition. Together with Phlow™, we want to make sure every child has affordable access to the precious medicines they need to help heal, recover and thrive in their life. This coalition enables us to bring our very best minds and efforts together in a way that will ensure we do just that.

– ELIAS NEUJAHR

The pharmacists on my team are on the front lines of this struggle every day, so we know the need for this effort all too well.  Children’s National Hospital is proud to be part of the solution, working to ensure that every child has access to the essential medicines they need.

– DR. ERIC MANUEL BALMIR, MS, PHARMAD, CIM

At Children’s National Hospital, we have learned to truly address children’s health care needs, you have to be innovative and you have to find the right partners. This Children’s Hospital Coalition: Powered by Phlow™ is a great example of those approaches. Together, with Phlow™ and other top children’s hospitals nationwide, I am confident that we can create a more reliable supply of high-quality essential medicines to children’s hospitals across the country.

– KURT NEWMAN, M.D.

As the Director of Pharmacy at Children’s Wisconsin, I will see firsthand how our participation in the CHC will impact patients. Children’s hospitals across the country face continuous drug shortage issues and this coalition will help ensure that each hospital is supplied with the essential medicines needed to treat our pediatric patients. We are looking forward to being a part of this important initiative and collaborating with other institutions across the country.

– TOM LAUSTEN, RPH, MBA

As members of the coalition, we will help tackle issues surrounding essential medicine shortages and the drug supply chain. I am looking forward to this major collaboration and the results it will produce not only at our medical center but also at children’s hospitals everywhere.

– STEVE DAVIS, M.D., MMM

Short supply of high-quality essential medicines is a problem that children’s hospitals face across the country. The coalition will work to help ensure the reliable and affordable supply of high-quality essential medicines. The program will aggregate demand and provide opportunities to collaborate with top children’s hospitals across the nation. I am excited to contribute to this initiative and watch its work benefit pediatric care.

– DAVID MAYHAUS, PHARMD, MS

At Cook Children’s, our mission is to improve the health of every child through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease, and injury. A key piece of achieving that goal is a steady supply of high-quality essential medicines. However, the reality is that children’s hospitals face serious drug shortage challenges. As we continue to work towards our mission of improving pediatric care, we are pleased to announce our participation in the CHC. Together, with Phlow™ and other top children’s hospitals nationwide we will aim to help ensure that every child will be able to access the medicines they need to sustain life and conquer disease. We are honored to be a part of this prestigious group of pioneers and are ready to re-imagine the essential medicine supply chain.

– RICK MERRILL

“Drug shortage issues continue to threaten our ability to give good care, and Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital is committed to doing our part to make sure that all children receive the necessary treatments and medicines they need. Together with Phlow™, we will work to help ensure a reliable, affordable, and future supply of high-quality essential medicines specific to pediatric patients.” 

– JARED CASH, PHARMD, MBA

We are committed to ensuring every child who comes to Intermountain Healthcare for treatment will receive high-quality care, and a reliable supply of essential medicines is critical to that effort. I am pleased to announce Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital is part of the coalition. Together with Phlow™, we aim to tackle the drug supply issues facing our nation and keep The Child First and Always® in all that we do.

– KATY WELKIE, RN, MBA

As Vice President of Clinical Services and Senior Director of Pharmacy Services at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, I am responsible for the professional and functional activities of several departments to assure high quality, accurate, efficient, and safe services for all our patients. To continue this commitment, I am excited to announce that Lurie Children’s will be participating in the coalition. Together, and alongside other top children’s hospitals across the nation and Phlow™, we will work to help ensure a reliable and affordable supply of high-quality essential medicines to treat children. We aim to lead the industry as we address drug shortage challenges that affect timely treatment, healthcare costs, and national public health security.

– JENNY ELHADARY, PHARMD

As Chief Pharmacy Officer and Vice President of Operations at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, I am responsible for the strategic vision, administration, and safe operations of anesthesiology, pharmacy, and poison control. I would not be able to effectively execute my job and improve the lives of all the children who walk through our doors without essential medicines and treatments. Drug shortage issues are on the rise and Nationwide Children’s will be doing its part to help tackle this issue by participating in the coalition. Together with Phlow™, we will work to help ensure that hospitals across the nation have access to affordable and reliable high-quality essential medicines. We are looking forward to this collaboration.

– DR. CHET KACZOR, PHARMD, MBA

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