ASHP Honors Pharmacists for Innovative Practice Approaches

December 9, 2014

Six teams of practitioners who successfully created and carried out innovative approaches to improve the delivery of patient care within their health systems were recognized today during the ASHP 49th Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in Anaheim. Sponsored in cooperation with Amgen, the award recognizes pharmacists who demonstrate leadership in enhancing patient care and other areas of pharmacy practice.

Six teams of practitioners who successfully created and carried out innovative approaches to improve the delivery of patient care within their health systems were recognized today during the ASHP 49th Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in Anaheim. Sponsored in cooperation with Amgen, the award recognizes pharmacists who demonstrate leadership in enhancing patient care and other areas of pharmacy practice.

“We are pleased to honor these individuals and the unique contributions they have made to pharmacy practice,” said ASHP President Christene M. Jolowsky, M.S., R.Ph., FASHP. “It is our hope that these innovative practices will serve as models for others as they work to improve patient care.”

This year’s winners, selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, are:

Implementation and Successes of an Inpatient Medication Therapy Management Program

Sarah E. White, Pharm.D., BCPS, R.Ph., Deborah L. Sanchez, Pharm.D., BCPS, R.Ph.

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, Medford, OR

Impact of a Clinical Pharmacist Acid Suppression Therapy Management Program on Inappropriate Use in Intensive Care Unit and General Ward Patients

Mitchell S. Buckley, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCM, FCCP, BCPS; Andrew S. Park, Pharm.D.; Clint S. Anderson, Pharm.D., BCPS; Jeffrey F. Barletta, Pharm.D., FCCM; Dale Bikin, Pharm.D.; Laura M. Wicks, Pharm.D. ;Cheryl O’Malley, M.D., FACP; Richard Gerkin, M.D.; Roxanne Garcia-Orr, M.D.; Sandra L. Kane-Gill, Pharm.D., M.Sc., FCCM, FCCP

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

Implementation of a Pharmacist Directed Pain Management Service in the Inpatient Setting

Richard H. Poirier, B.S., Pharm.D.; Clint S. Brown, Pharm.D.; Yleana T. Garcia, Pharm.D., BCPS; Nicole Y. Gann, Pharm.D.; Rheta A. Sandoval, Pharm.D.; James R. McNulty, Pharm.D.

Kaweah Delta Healthcare District, Visalia, CA

A Journey to Improve Oncology Care Via A Focus on Quality, Safety, Improved Use of Technology, and Implementation of an Oncology Pharmacy Team

Katherine Hanger, Pharm.D., BCOP; Caron Sue, Pharm.D., Ph.D.; Lisa Altenau, Pharm.D.; David Burgas, Pharm.D., BCPS; Jonathan Egel, Pharm.D.; Timothy Onady, Pharm.D.; Michelle Wiest, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP

University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Advancing Pharmacy Practice through an Innovative Ambulatory Care Transitions Program

Jamie J. Cavanaugh, Pharm.D., CPP, BCPS; Emily M. Hawes, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPP; Nicole R. Pinelli, Pharm.D., M.S., CDE; Stephen F. Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A., BCPS; Michael P. Pignone, M.D.; Mark D. Gwynne, D.O.; Rowell Daniels, Pharm.D., M.S.

University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC

Code Sepsis: Improving Sepsis Care; Saving Patients’ Lives

James R. Beardsley, Pharm.D., BCPS; Catherine M. Jones, M.D.; Jason Chou, Pharm.D., M.S.; Margaret Currie-Coyoy, M.B.A.; Teresa Jackson, R.N.; Adam Orsborn, Pharm.D., M.S.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

ASHP established the award in 1999 to recognize and foster innovation in pharmacy practice. Award recipients presented posters of their programs during a reception last night. Summaries of their programs are available online at www.ashpadvantage.com/bestpractices/award.htm.

About ASHP

ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s more than 40,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. For over 70 years, ASHP has been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website, www.ashp.org, or its consumer website, www.safemedication.com. - See more at: http://www.ashp.org/menu/AboutUs/ForPress/PressReleases/PressRelease.aspx?id=830#sthash.XfDCOui2.dpuf