Steven Cano 2012
Steven Cano is senior director of pharmacy and chief pharmacy officer for the Cambridge Health Alliance in the Boston Metro-North region. The CHA includes the Cambridge Hospital, Somerville Hospital, Whidden Memorial Hospital, the Cambridge Public Health Department, and more than 20 primary care/ambulatory care sites. Affiliated with the Harvard and Tufts Medical schools, its department of pharmacy operates in three hospitals, a retail pharmacy, drug research activities, and a teaching partnership with the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy.
At CHA, Steven developed pharmacotherapy services in the patient-centered medical home setting, expanded the retail pharmacy operation, implemented around-the-clock inpatient pharmacy services with a high degree of embedded technology, and included pharmacy services in the evolving accountable care organization initiative.
Previously, Steven was director of pharmacy at Saint Vincent Hospital, a tertiary care teaching institution affiliated with the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. He was also director of pharmacy at the Fallon Clinic and Athol Memorial Hospital, director of the SVH Clinical Drug Research Center, administrator for an ACPE-accredited continuing education provider program at SVH, and SVH coordinator for joint commission readiness.
Prior to moving to Massachusetts, Steven was director of pharmacy at Humana Hospital Mountain View in Denver. He is an adjunct professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy.
Steven earned a B.A. in biology from Wichita State University in 1977, a B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Kansas in 1980, and a combined M.S. in Hospital Pharmacy/ASHP accredited Hospital Pharmacy Residency program from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1982.
Steven is a MassExcellence (Baldridge Award) senior examiner and an associate faculty member for the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy. He is an ASHP Fellow, and he was honored as Health-System Pharmacist of the Year in Massachusetts in 1995.