November 2001

Market-based Organizations Recognized for Pharmacy Practices

The Pharmacy Services Department at Saint Joseph HealthCare in Lexington, Ky., recently received the Institution of the Year Award from the Kentucky Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists.

Saint Joseph won the award for the initiation of its pharmacy-based Research Center and Indigent Care Drug Replacement Program as well as its expansion of clinical pharmacy activities.

In October, members of the pharmacy group at Franciscan Health System, Tacoma, Wash., presented a poster session at Partnership Symposium 2001, sponsored by Professionals for Patient Safety. The session presented the work of Franciscan Health System’s multidisciplinary Medication Process Improvement Team, which has taken a number of steps to successfully improve medication safety.