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UK Healthcare Pharmacy Services & ASHP's 2015 Initiative

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Clinical Team Leadership: Recognition to the following pharmacists for their leadership role within Pharmacy Services.

Clinical Coordinators:  Each coordinator has the opportunity to lead a team of highly motivated and talented pharmacists as we fully realize the vision of the clinical team model. All Clinical Coordinators report to Shane Winstead as the Director of Clinical Services with the exception of Oncology, who reports to Philip Schwieterman as the Director of Specialty and Oncology Pharmacy Services. The major job responsibilities of these positions are: team leadership, provision of patient centered care, enhance the quality of delivery of care, support of educational mission, and engage in professional self-development, scholarly and professional activities.

Hematology/Oncology:                                Amber Lawson, Pharm.D., BCOP
Pediatrics:                                                  Brian Gardner, Pharm.D.
Good Samaritan:                                         Lanny Adkins, Pharm.D.
Trauma/Surgical Services:                           Dan Johnson, Pharm.D.
Cardiovascular:                                           Sara Brouse, Pharm.D., BCPS, AQ-Cardiology
Transplant Services:                                    Tim Clifford, Pharm.D., BCPS
Neurosciences/Pulmonary-Critical Care:        Aaron Cook, Pharm.D., BCPS
Internal Medicine:                                        Scott Kincaid, Pharm.D., BCPS

Lead Pharmacists: 
Each of these individuals provides leadership for each of the pharmacy satellite locations. They report to Jeff Carrico as the Associate Director of Pharmacy Operations and will collaborate with the Clinical Coordinators for each of the respective clinical teams. The major job responsibilities of these positions are: quality patient care through satellite pharmacy staff management, pharmaceutical operations and distribution, resource management and customer service.

Oncology/Markey Cancer Center:                 Jariat Darboe, Pharm.D.
Pediatrics/Kentucky Children’s Hospital:       Karen Garlitz, Pharm.D., BCPS
Surgical/Operating Room:                            Patience Fort, R.Ph.

These individuals are doing such a fantastic job leading our department through the many changes involved with the new clinical model.

Pharmacy Services Leadership Team Taking Shape
The leadership team of UKHealthCare Pharmacy Services has been taking shape over the past few months.  Many of the names are well known to UK, while others come to us with outside perspective.  Here's a quick summary of the team as it currently stands...

Enterprise Director of Pharmacy:  Gary Johnson (came to UK in 2011 from the University of VA

Director of Clinical Services: P. Shane Winstead (moves from pharmacist specialist into new role)
Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services: Dan Grantz (moves from Assistant Director for KY Clinic Pharmacy)
Director of Medication Safety and Quality Improvement: Kimberley Hite (moves from Associate Director of Pharmacy Services)
Director of Pharmacy for Good Samaritan Hospital: Phil Lakarosky (longtime Director of Pharmacy at GSH)
Director of Business Development and Operations: Philip Almeter (recently came to UK from the University of Virginia)
Director of Professional Practice Development: Craig Martin (moves from pharmacist specialist into new role)


Assistant Director for Staff Development: Becky Reagan (moves from Associate Director of Pharmacy)
Assistant Director of Retail Pharmacy Services: Debbie Duckworth (comes to UK from Medicine Shoppe in Harrodsburg, KY)
Assistant Director of Financial Services: Priya Pasala (maintains previous position)

Assistant Director for Inpatient Pharmacy Services: Jeff Carrico (moves from Assistant Director for Investigational Drug Service)

Stay tuned for future announcements, most notably the filling of Clinical Coordinator positions.

UKHealthCare Pharmacy Services to offer PGY2 Residency in Medication Use Safety
Beginning July 1, 2012, UK HealthCare Pharmacy Services will add to its long list of pharmacy residency offerings with a PGY2 residency in Medication Use Policy. Dr. Kimberley Hite will serve as the founding director of this program, and Dr. Ahmed Mahmoud has accepted an offer to become the first resident in the program. A list of Goals and Objectives for all residencies, including the PGY2 residency in Medication Use Policy, can be found at ASHP's accreditation page.

Clinic pharmacy extended hours
Effective Jan. 17th, the Kentucky Clinic pharmacy will extend weekday and weekend hours. These new hours will widen service access for patients and employees for filling prescriptions and/or speaking with the pharmacy staff.  This is a major service enhancement. Please encourage use of these facilities. New weekday hours are Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Weekends:  Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.


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