Meet Healthcare Hero Dr. Lisa Shapiro

As the Director of Pharmacy for Kindred Hospital Greensboro, Dr. Lisa Shapiro is dedicated to patient care and ensuring medication management runs smoothly throughout the facility. When the pandemic struck, she worked to meet the challenges that arose with PPE supply and acquiring medication in a swiftly changing environment. 

Dr. Shapiro co-chairs the Anti-Microbial Stewardship committee, along with an Infectious Disease physician at Kindred Hospital. She completes a clinical review of every patient from a medication perspective.

“I am very dedicated to healthcare and to my patients. The challenges of working in healthcare during a pandemic have affected the way we do things. Interdisciplinary teamwork is essential. Each day, as we enter the building, we are issued a mask and our temperature is taken. Everyone is screened upon entry,” Shapiro says.

During the pandemic, Dr. Shapiro has led the creation of an automated pharmacy, which serves the hospital. The automated pharmacy rolled out a month ago and is going well, according to Shapiro, who added, “Every day we receive COVID-19 updates from the state and we must act accordingly. Internally, I do fear the virus, but just try to do the right thing by socially distancing, washing hands, cleaning work areas, and wearing a mask and shield. No one has all the answers, we just try to utilize the information and safe practices to make sure patients and staff stay safe and of course, making sure our families are safe as well.”

Dr. Shapiro is the proud mom of two boys. Justin is a rising 6th grader and Riley is a rising 1st grader, both at B’nai Shalom Day School. They all enjoy riding bikes, reading, movies and outdoor adventures.