Samuel V. Calabrese is the Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, a 1300-bed academic medical center where he is responsible for over 300 FTEs. Mr. Calabrese holds an academic appointment at NorthEastern Ohio Medical University as an instructor in the Health System Pharmacy Administration program. He received his BS Pharm from The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and his MBA from Cleveland State University.
Mr. Calabrese has chaired the Section Advisory Group (SAG) on Quality and Compliance and served as a member of the SAG on Leadership Development. He also served on the ASHP Council on Pharmacy Management, has been an ASHP delegate for Ohio, and is currently the Director-at-Large for ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers and serves as a faculty member for ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy. Calabrese is a past faculty member for the ASHP Manager’s Bootcamp and is a Past President of the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He is a frequent invited lecturer who has published and presented on various management and leadership topics.
As a pharmacy leader, your ability to raise capital, implement new services, and add additional FTEs will be crucial to your position. In order to be successful at these tasks it will be essential to have an elevator pitch ready. An “elevator pitch” is a summarization of your business plan that can be communicated to a person while traveling between floors in an elevator. Given the short amount of time one has to deliver this message, the elevator pitch must be concise and communicated clearly. In the workshop we will provide tips to assist in developing, practicing and delivering your elevator pitch successfully.