Mullica Hill Pharmacy Residency Faculty and Staff
Edward Dix, PharmD, RPh, CCP, CIP
Director of Pharmacy Mullica Hill
Ed is the Director of Pharmacy Services for Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill. He began his career with Inspira Health in 2005 as the Assistant Director of Pharmacy for Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, in which he oversaw the day to day operations of the pharmacy department. Ed successfully implemented multiple operational improvements within the pharmacy including the installation of a Pharmacy Robot and a closed-loop controlled substance management system. In this role, he was also responsible for all Clinical Pharmacy Services implementing and participating in numerous clinical initiatives. These initiatives included Sepsis/Pneumonia Clinical Rounding, ICU Intensivist rounding, Care Coordination Rounding and the implementation of an ACE Unit at Inspira Medical Center Woodbury where he served as the Clinical Geriatric Pharmacist. Ed received an adjunct faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science from 2008 through 2016. As faculty, he was a Pharmacy and Therapeutics lab and case studies instructor for 4th and 5th year professional pharmacy students. In 2013, Ed was honored with being awarded “Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award”. Ed has had publications in The Gerontologist, presented at ASHP and presented at NJHSP. Ed’s passion for educating patients drove him to obtain certifications through APhA which includes: APhA Medication Therapy Management Certification(2014); APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery(2015); Certified Consultant Pharmacist (2016); APhA The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care (2017). With his leadership and innovation skills Ed portrayed, he became the Director of Pharmacy for Inspira Medical Center Woodbury in 2016. Over the next 3 years Ed worked extensively on the planning, designing, and the successful opening of Inspira Health’s new 365-million-dollar state-of-the-art medical center, Leading Edge Cancer Center in Mullica Hill, and the Inspira Retail Pharmacy of Mullica Hill. With these expansions Ed has implemented clinical pharmacy services in the oncology center and developed outpatient pharmacy services in the retail pharmacy as well. Ed incorporated best practices in all aspects of the design of the pharmacy at Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill, which includes a fully compliant USP 797/800 clean room facilities and practices. Over the past 15 years Ed has molded and guided APPE and IPPE pharmacy students from various pharmacy schools across the east coast. Ed has an active license in New Jersey and Delaware. Ed is looking forward to modeling the next generation of pharmacy leaders. Ed is an active member of ASHP.
Lauren Pino, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director | Pharmacy Clinical Manager
Lauren started her career at Inspira Health in 2007 as a pharmacy intern at Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Upon graduation from University of the Sciences in 2011, Lauren was offered a per diem pharmacist position. Lauren then transitioned to full time staff pharmacist at Cape Regional Medical Center. She later joined Inspira Health as a staff pharmacist in January 2012 at the Vineland campus. In October 2014 Lauren was certified in medication therapy management, July 2015 Lauren earned her board certification in pharmacotherapy and in 2017 she earned her Pharmacist and Patient Center Diabetes Care certificate. In 2017 Lauren pivoted her career path from staff pharmacist to clinical pharmacist. In 2019 she accepted a new position as the Pharmacy Clinical Manager and she now serves as the Pharmacy Residency Program Director. Lauren coordinates activities of the hospital’s Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee. Part of her daily activities is attending critical care rounds. She is also actively involved in various multidisciplinary hospital committees such as Critical Care, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Surgical Site Infection, Infection Control, Medication Performance Improvement, Nursing Practice Counsel, Sepsis and Code Blue. Lauren is an active member of ASHP and ACCP. Lauren is passionate about educating future pharmacists. She serves as a preceptor for multiple area pharmacy schools for both IPPE and APPE pharmacy students. Lauren is responsible for oversight of clinical activities of the department as well as working with the Director of Pharmacy to maintain standards for medication management.
Anne Neely, RPh, BCPS
Anne is a 1983 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. She has been with Inspira Health since 2003. Anne has over 30 years of inpatient pharmacy experience having previously worked at Crozer Chester Medical Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Cooper University Hospital. Anne enjoys educating patients on a level they can understand. This led to Anne obtaining her Medication Therapy Management Certification. Anne took an active role in care coordination rounds on the floors using her certification. In December of 2018, she earned her board certification in pharmacotherapy. The following December, Anne accepted the position of the first Oncology pharmacist for Inspira’s Leading Edge Cancer Center in Mullica Hill. Anne is an active member of ASHP. She also serves as an IPPE preceptor for Jefferson College of Pharmacy. Anne enjoys teaching future pharmacist about oncology medications and showing compassion for her patients.
Peter LaRocco, PharmD, BCPS
Peter has been a part of Inspira Health since 2013 and currently serves as the pharmacy preceptor for the Pain Management/Palliative Care elective rotation. Peter started his pharmacy career at Inspira Health as an APPE student on rotation. Peter obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2013. Peter enjoyed his rotation at Inspira Health and upon graduation he was offered a position as per diem pharmacist. Peter had developed a passion for pain management and palliative care, while staffing at Inspira Health. In 2014 Peter was able to apply his passion for palliative care by working for Enclara Hospice. Peter grew in his pain management skills, palliative care and hospice medication therapy management. In 2015 Peter came back to Inspira Health as a full-time staff pharmacist. Peter has since obtained a medication therapy management certification in 2016, board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2019, and a certification in pain management in 2020. Peter currently serves as an active member of the Palliative Care Committee. Peter has always enjoyed the opportunity to both learn and work alongside other healthcare professionals.
Laura Higgins, PharmD, BCPS
Laura joined Inspira Health in July 2019 and will be serving as the internal medicine preceptor. She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in 2018. During pharmacy school, she worked as a hospital pharmacy technician at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. After graduation, she went on to complete a PGY1 pharmacy residency at AtlantiCare where she was able to improve her clinical and research skills. She has presented research at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meetings, The NJSHP annual meeting, and The Eastern States Residency Conference. She gained an interest in precepting students and residents and obtained a teaching certificate from The Rutgers University teaching certificate program in May 2019 and began to precept IPPE and APPE students. Laura is looking forward to being a part of the pharmacy residency program at Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill.
Atit Shah, PharmD, CIP
Atit joined Inspira Health in September 2009. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2008 from the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Atit began his career as a retail pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy. In 2009, he pivoted his career path from retail to hospital pharmacy, joining Inspira Health as an inpatient staff pharmacist. Atit has a passion for educating new pharmacist. He has grown into taking on the role of lead orientation educator for any new pharmacist hired for Inspira Health Mullica Hill. With over 10 years of clinical experience and a passion for teaching, Atit looks forward to mentor new clinical pharmacy residents in their orientation rotation.
Jody S. Beach, PharmD, BCGP, CCP, CIP
Jody has been at Inspira Health since 2007 and serves as pharmacy preceptor for population health and ambulatory care rotations. Graduating in 2003 from University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Jody began her career as a retail pharmacist at Rite Aid Pharmacy. In 2007, she pivoted her career path from retail to healthcare, joining Inspira as a staff pharmacist. Over the past 15 years, Jody has implemented a pharmacist care transitions program, consulting pharmacy services at Inspira LIFE, and integrated pharmacy services into the ambulatory setting. Additionally, she has worked at Enclara (clinical pharmacist and contributing author to the Enclara 2012 Medication Utilization Guidelines), Einstein Medical Center (staff pharmacist), and Jefferson Health Systems (staff pharmacist). Jody received Joint Board for Certification of Consultant Pharmacist in 2013 and Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy in 2014. Jody also has certification in Medication Therapy Management, Pharmacist and Patient Center Diabetes Care and Immunization, all through APhA. Currently, she works in the Inspira Population Health Department, where she received recognition from New Jersey Department of Health as a Population Health Hero Award for Outstanding Performance in Individual/Clinical Impact for 2017 and the NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes award for Education Hero 2017. She was honored with University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 2017-2018 Preceptor of the Year. Jody’s recent project “Utilizing Dulaglutide in a Clinic Setting” recently received New Jersey Hospital Association’s 2020 Quality Improvement Award. Jody has presented her research and quality improvement projects at ASHP and ASCP. She also serves as APPE and IPPE preceptor for University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Jefferson College of Pharmacy. Jody is an active member of ASHP and ASCP. Jody enjoys teaching students and showing them opportunities for pharmacist involvement in the ambulatory setting. She looks forward to sharing this knowledge with residents as well.
Judy Craig, RPh
Judy has been a part of Inspira Health since 2000 and currently serves as a pharmacy preceptor for the Pharmacy Informatics rotation. She obtained her BS in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences in 1994. Judy has more than 10 years of Informatics experience working with multiple electronic medical record systems (Cerner Millennium, Siemens Rx/MAK, Soarian Clinicals) and with multiple pharmacy system applications (Pyxis, Omnicell, McKesson, Aesynt). She has implemented multiple new EMR installations and is involved in the design, build and troubleshooting for all aspects of the IS medication process for Inspira. Including formulary management, barcode medication administration, ePrescribe, medication reconciliation, immunization registry, smart IV pump programing, data analysis and reporting, rules and CPOE. Judy is also a member of several multidisciplinary hospital committees and co-ordinates IS related LeapFrog initiatives.
Cody Ore, MPH, PharmD, BCPS
Cody has been a part of Inspira Health since 2012 and currently serves as a pharmacy preceptor for the Pharmacy Informatics rotation. He obtained his Doctorate in Pharmacy from Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in 2012. Upon graduation Cody joined Inspira Health where he had taken a great interest and continued participation in critical care medicine and diabetes self-management education. In 2015 he was also part of a team within Inspira that had received the NJHA Excellence in Quality Improvement Award. He obtained his board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2016. In 2017, Cody received his Master of Public Health Degree from Purdue University Global and served as the subject matter expert of the pharmacy departments for implementing a new EHR platform. Cody currently serves as the Chair of the Clinical Decision Support Governance Committee and is an active member in various other committees. Cody has always looked forward to having the opportunity to both educate and work alongside other healthcare professionals.
Adam Singh, PharmD, CIP
Adam is a 2009 graduate of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. After graduating cum laude and receiving the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Scholarship award, Adam began his career in retail pharmacy as an Executive Floating Staff pharmacist for Target Pharmacy in New Jersey. Gaining additional pharmacist licenses and immunization approvals in Pennsylvania and Delaware, Adam was able to become a valuable district resource and pharmacy trainer for the tri-state area. In September 2009, Adam was given an opportunity in Delaware to open the Target Christiana Mall store as the Executive Pharmacy Manager. While in Delaware, Adam was selected to not only be a pilot store for all company rollouts and initiatives, but he was also chosen to be the face of Target Pharmacy’s national flu campaign appearing on in-store displays, online/mobile platforms, and print ads throughout the United States and Canada during 2014. In 2015, Adam filled a pharmacy manager vacancy in his hometown of Turnersville, New Jersey, which later was acquired by CVS Pharmacy. Providing excellent customer service and experience, Adam and his team earned being voted back to back Best of Washington Township-Best Pharmacy for 2018 and 2019. In 2020, Adam decided to join the healthcare system at Inspira Health to launch Inspira Health Pharmacy Mullica Hill, an outpatient retail pharmacy servicing all Inspira employees, the public, and patients within the hospital via the Meds-To-Bed program. Training and teaching have been a cornerstone in Adam’s career as a pharmacist, and currently he serves as a preceptor for multiple pharmacy schools in the area for APPE and IPPE rotations.