Recently, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) came to Pennsylvania to conduct a Residency Accreditation Survey. The ASHP is a national professional organization with nearly 40,000 members, including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and students, who provide patient care services in hospital, health systems, and ambulatory clinics. For the past 70 years, the ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety by advocating and supporting pharmacy staffs so they may help people achieve optimal health outcomes.
Shown clockwise from the bottom left are: Tiffany So (Pharmacy resident), Poonam Chhunchhua (Pharmacy resident), Lisa Lifshin (surveyor), Jane Pruemer (surveyor), Sara Stahle, Dominic Mignone, Dan Wilson, Lindsay Varga, Liz Marino, Carolyn Orendorff, (program director), Jackie von Vital, Tracy Miller, Thanh Pham, Mina Ricciardelli, and Dennis Constan.
“The Pennsylvania Hospital Pharmacy did a terrific job on the ASHP survey,” said Suzanne Y. Brown, MS, RPh, director of Pharmacy Services. “On behalf of the Department of Pharmacy Services, I would like to thank all who participated in the survey. The survey team was impressed not only with our level of Pharmacy services, but with the way we effectively addressed patient care from an interdisciplinary team approach. They commented that the collaboration across the disciplines was evident in every session of the survey,” said Brown.
Pennsylvania Hospital Apothecary Shop, c.1920s.