Children’s Specialized Hospital director of pharmacy services attains fellowship

Christine Tricarico, director of pharmacy services at Children’s Specialized Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, recently became a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for health care leaders.

“Becoming a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives is an honor and was the next natural step in my professional career,” Tricarico stated. “It unifies my academic degrees and years of clinical and administrative experiences into one nationally recognized FACHE credential.”

Earning this accreditation signifies an individual is a leader among executives and health care management and is held to the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 25% of ACHE members earn the FACHE credential.

Years of academic, clinical and administrative experience led Tricarico to pursue the FACHE distinction. Before joining Children’s Specialized Hospital in her current role in 2015, she began her career at RWJBarnabas Health as an ambulatory care pharmacist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She then served as a clinical staff pharmacist across various departments, including the Emergency Department and all Adult and Pediatric Critical Care areas within the hospital, before taking on the role of pediatric clinical coordinator, clinical pharmacist specialist at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at RWJUH. Additionally, Tricarico has held various leadership and committee positions throughout her career as well as faculty appointments at Rutgers University within the Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing.