Terri Corbo, a pharmacist by training, is senior vice president of Clinical Essential Services at ChristianaCare. She oversees all pharmacy and clinical services at the organization.
In March 2020, Terri led one of the nation’s first drive-through COVID-19 testing events, which helped test more than 500 people and positioned her as a go-to expert on COVID-19 testing. She is frequently interviewed by the news media on issues related to pharmacy and COVID-19 testing.
Areas of Expertise (4)
Clinical Essential Services
Dartmouth College: MS, Health Care Delivery Science
University of Sciences in Philadelphia: Pharm. D., Pharmacy
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia: B.S.
Media Appearances (5)
Christiana Care partnering with nonprofit group to purchase generic drugs
Terri Corbo is Christiana Care’s Vice President of Laboratory and Pharmacy Services. She says as a nonprofit Civica will be able to reduce pharmaceutical spending for its members overall without gouging prices. "It is an expectation that there is cost reduction possible by Civica entering this space because the pressures are different. None of the founding or governing members have an equity stakehold. It is a nonprofit," said Corbo.
ChristianaCare drive-through could dramatically increase number of Delawareans tested for COVID-19
Terri Corbo, who works in clinical services at Christiana Care, explained why only people with symptoms would be tested. “It’s important to know that our offering today is for those who are experiencing symptoms— those that you would commonly associate with the flu, such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing,” she said. “We are not offering the service today to those who do not have symptoms, because the test has not been validated on those who aren’t ill.”
ChristianaCare conducts COVID-19 testing in Georgetown
“We are targeting places where there is a need for testing for people with no primary care providers or who can't get to testing facilities,” said Terri Carbo, ChristianaCare's senior vice president of clinical essential services who coordinated the testing. Carbo said test results should be completed in ChristianaCare's laboratory within three to four days, and all test participants will be notified by phone of their results. Those testing positive will be given options for further care or treatment. Carbo said the nearly 30 staff members who take part in the mobile testing program are dedicated to their jobs. “They do it for the love of health and the joy of serving others,” she said.
Got symptoms? Free coronavirus screening, testing available this week in Wilmington
Delaware News Journal
Terri Corbo, senior vice president for clinical essential services for ChristianaCare, said the health care provider was prepared to test “several hundred” people, depending on the weather and attendees’ answers to the pre-test screening questions to determine whether they showed symptoms.
Delaware Business Now
Terri Corbo has been appointed senior vice president, Clinical Essential Services at Christiana Care.
Selected Papers and Publications (2)
Impact of a discharge prescription program on hospital readmissions and patient satisfactionJournal of the American Pharmacists Association
Medication nonadherence is prevalent and associated with adverse outcomes, including hospital readmissions. Outpatient pharmacies within health systems are well positioned to intervene and enhance the discharge process by ensuring that patients leave the hospital with all discharge medications.
Identifying community spread of COVID-19 via a free drive-through screening eventInfection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
The lack of resources for and limitations placed upon testing for the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been well documented.1–3 On March 12, 2020, the governor of Delaware declared a state of emergency with identification of the first local cases of COVID-19, which led to an increase in testing interest among the public.
External Service & Affiliations (2)
- American College of Clinical Pharmacy : Member
- American Society of Health System Pharmacists : Member