Loriann DeMartini, PharmD Office of Quality Performance and Accreditation, California Department of Public Health
Dr. DeMartini is Deputy Director of the Office of Quality Performance and Accreditation. In her role she provides leadership and coordinates department wide initiatives that seek to continually improve the quality and performance of programs and processes within the Department of Public Health and ultimately enhance the services provided to Californians. These initiatives include quality improvement, strategic planning, leadership development and succession planning. She is also responsible for coordinating efforts to achieve and maintain National Public Health Accreditation status.
During Medication Error Reduction Plan (MERP) Surveys, CDPH pharmaceutical consultants continue to identify circumstances whereby refrigerated vaccines have not been properly stored in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications. These occurrences involve refrigerators located in various areas, including emergency departments, in-patient pharmacies and out-patient clinics.