60 Years of Advancing Health-System Pharmacy Practice in Virginia
- Rafael Saenz, PharmD, MS, FASHP Administrator of Pharmacy Services for the University of Virginia Health System and President-elect for VSHP has been appointed by the Governor to the Board of Pharmacy. (7172015)
VSHP is currently seeking nomination for the following awards.
R.D. Anderson Leadership Award:
VSHP presents this award recognizes excellence in health-system pharmacy practice leadership in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Criteria for selection include sustained, progressive service to health-system pharmacy.
VSHP Pharmacist of the Year:
VSHP presents this award to recognize an outstanding health-system pharmacist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Criteria for selection include service to the profession of pharmacy, specifically health-system pharmacy, contributions to pharmacy programs, cooperation with the entire health team, and service to the community..
Clinical Practice Achievement Award:
VSHP presents this award to recognize one or more VSHP members who have made a recent contribution to the establishment and provision of a patient-oriented pharmacy service that produces visible outcomes.
New Practitioner Award:
VSHP presents this award to recognize a new pharmacy practitioner who has demonstrated leadership through involvement in organized pharmacy or through professional activities.
Technician of the Year:
VSHP presents this award to recognize an outstanding health-system technician in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Criteria for selection include service to the profession of pharmacy, specifically health-system pharmacy, contributions to pharmacy programs, cooperation with the entire health team, and service to the community.
Please submit nominations in a Word Document via e-mail to email@example.com by 5 pm Friday, September 18.
Be sure that those outstanding individuals in your organization get the recognition that they deserve.
Ask Congress to support Pharmacist Provider Status!
Ask Your U. S. Representative to Cosponsor and Support H.R. 592
Virginia now has 6 Representative co-sponsoring our bill! Please be sure to thank the following representatives:
Morgan Griffith (VA 9th District),
J. Randy Forbes (VA 4th District)
Bob Goodlatte (VA 6th District)
Dave Brat (VA 7th District)
Robert "Bobby" Scott (VA 3rd District)
Barbara Comstock (VA 10th District)
A similar bill has been introduced in the Senate. Ask Senators Warner and Kaine to Support S.314!
VSHP – Call for Authors
In the words of Olivia Newton-John, “Let’s get clinical”! OK, those weren’t her exact words, but VSHP is adding a new section to its monthly newsletter – clinical topics! In a survey sent out in June, there was a strong response from the members to write and share news, practice ideas, and clinical expertise. VSHP is now working to regularly include articles, written by our very own VSHP members, in the newsletters. Examples include topics such as new drug updates, therapeutics or medication class reviews, clinical controversies, guideline updates, and innovative practice models just to name a few.
We are looking for pharmacy students, residents, and pharmacists to submit topics and articles. This is a great opportunity for students, residents, and hospital pharmacists to hone your writing skills, increase your publications, and enhance your curriculum vitae. Collaboration is welcome!
We are also looking for any VSHP member who would like to help coordinate this effort and recruit, organize, and edit the articles. Just another great way to get involved in VSHP!
Anyone who is interested in writing an article or joining this nascent endeavor, please email Rachel Flurie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 VSHP Lobby Day
Over 110 different types of medications were collected at this event, including seven types of controlled substances. Medications of interest collected included drugs from foreign countries such as France, and medications with expiration dates harking back to the 1980s. Many people stopped by the table to ask questions and learn more about safe medication disposal.
Opportunities such as a drug take-back event provides a great forum for pharmacists to educate the public about safe medication storage and disposal to keep unwanted medications away from children and those who may want to abuse them. It is also another great opportunity to help protect our environment from contamination through proper medication disposal.
We look forward to hosting another successful event at next year’s VSHP’s Legislative Day!
Photo 1 (L-R): Emma Stafford (P'16), Hon. Keith Hodges, Ashley Street (P'16), Dan Nichols (P'16)
Photo 2 (L-R): Capitol Police Officer, Ashley Street (P'16), Adrienne Simmons (P'18), Lauren Shelley (P'17)
Photo 3: (L-R): Dr. Natalie Nguyen, Ashley Street (P'16), Dan Nichols (P'16), Emma Stafford (P'16)
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