Top 25 Emerging Leaders
Meghan Swarthout, 33
Division director, ambulatory and care transitions, pharmacy department, Johns Hopkins Health System
Under Swarthout’s leadership, the pharmacy team at Johns Hopkins developed a program to better coordinate prescriptions for patients prior to discharge as well as a post-discharge pharmacist home visit program. The programs have resulted in a 54% drop in readmissions caused by medications. Her team is now working on improving care transitions with skilled-nursing facilities.