In this 4 part series Women Leading in a Crisis, we connected with another CPO of a large health system, LeeAnn Miller. She is the Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer for System Pharmacy Services at Yale-New Haven Health (YNHH). LeeAnn is responsible for advancing pharmacy services to drive high-value care for patients and the community.
Yale New Haven Health is comprised of 5 Delivery Networks spanning the Connecticut shoreline and Rhode Island. LeeAnn oversees approximately 950 FTEs spanning acute care and ambulatory services inclusive of retail and specialty pharmacy. LeeAnn completed her undergraduate training at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy where she also earned a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Policy. She later completed a post-graduate doctor of pharmacy degree at Shenandoah University in Virginia.
During the Covid-19 crisis, we’ve heard anecdotally about women leaders doing a better job and new research backs that up. One study found that outcomes related to Covid-19, including number of cases and deaths, were systematically better in countries led by women. Another looked at governors in the U.S. and similarly found that states with female leaders had lower fatality rates.
Pharmacy has and will play maybe even a bigger role in 2021 as we roll out the COVID vaccine, and each of these ladies has been interviewed by media about the #vaccine and represented the pharmacy profession well!