UVA Health has promoted Danielle Griggs, PharmD, MBA, MS, to serve as the health system’s next chief pharmacy officer. A UVA Health team member since 2016, Griggs will oversee pharmacy services across all four of the health system’s medical centers in Charlottesville, Culpeper, Haymarket and Prince William.
Selected for her new role after a national search, Griggs will lead more than 500 frontline pharmacy team members in providing critical medications for patients across Virginia.
“Our pharmacy team is critical to the goal in our 10-year strategic plan of delivering care close to home for all Virginians with complex health needs,” said Min Lee, chief operating officer for UVA Health University Medical Center. “Whether being a persistent advocate for our pharmacy team in support of stellar operations or working tirelessly in pursuit of our mission to achieve outstanding outcomes in research, education and clinical care, Danielle is committed to inspiring ideas from our frontline team that will ensure the best service for our patients and communities, while remaining a premier pharmacy operation.”
Griggs has held a variety of roles at UVA Health, beginning as a pharmacy manager, where she was responsible for health system medication procurement and drug expense management. She went on to oversee the medication formulary, clinical and operational programs, drug shortages, and 340B operations and compliance. In 2019, Griggs was promoted to serve as senior director of pharmacy, where she has been responsible for pharmacy business operations across the health system.
“Over the past seven years, I have seen firsthand what a tremendous pharmacy team we have here at UVA Health, and I am honored to have been chosen to lead it,” Griggs said. “I look forward to continuing to work alongside our excellent team to provide high-quality care and service for all of our patients.”
Griggs received her doctor of pharmacy and master’s in business administration from the University of Kentucky. She also completed a residency in health system pharmacy administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also earned her master of science degree from the Eshelman School of Pharmacy.