Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Manager Ashley Acosta-Chanove was recently recognized by
The Daily Star
as a “Future 40 Under 40” professional to watch.
Acosta-Chanove joined North Oaks as the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Manager
in September 2014.
As such, she helps to ensure the safety and effectiveness of prescription
medications. She works closely with case managers and the nursing team
to deliver exceptional customer service.
For many North Oaks patients, the cost of prescription drugs is a barrier
to following their doctor’s orders, so Acosta-Chanove plays a key
role in helping patients find lower-cost prescription alternatives when
During her tenure, Acosta-Chanove has been instrumental in planning and
launching the North Oaks Prescription Center. Her drive and attention
to detail continue to help the health system control the cost of its health
care benefit program for employees.
Acosta-Chanove also was instrumental in the development and implementation
of the hospital-wide “Meds to Beds” program, helping educate
patients about their medications in preparation for their discharge from
the hospital. These programs help ease patient anxiety, increase the likelihood
that prescribed medication regimens will be followed, improve clinical
outcomes and reduce the chance of adverse drug events and hospital readmissions.
In recognition of her accomplishments, Acosta-Chanove was named Leader
of the Year in 2016.
“Ashley is dedicated to her profession, and patients love working
with her. She goes the extra mile every day to support her colleagues
and her patients,” shares Honey Pearson, Pharmacy Director.
Acosta-Chanove completed Southeastern Louisiana University’s pre-professional
Pharmacy program through the Department of Biological Sciences and went
on to earn her doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana