The Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists (KSHP) is the membership organization that works on behalf of pharmacists in Kentucky who practice in hospitals and health systems. For 52 years, we have been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. Our advocacy efforts, publications, and educational offerings are designed to advance your practice as you improve patient care. If you haven't already please JOIN us in our efforts!


Thank You to our Supporters
(in alpha order)

AMAG Pharmaceuticals

ASHP Advantage


Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Cadence / Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Cardinal Health

Daiichi Sankyo

Durata Therapeutics


Eli Lilly
Forest Pharmaceuticals
Fresenius Kabi USA

Health Care Systems
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Novo Nordisk
Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacists Mutual Companies

Sagent Pharmaceuticals
Sanofi US
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

KSHP is a Proud Supporter of



ASHP and UK CoP Partner to Introduce Preceptor Training
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From the President
Stephanie Sutphin, PharmD

Stephanie Sutphin

For those of you who were able to make the Spring Meeting I want to say a tremendous thank you for making it a huge success.  To me there was a positive "vibe” the entire day, from start to finish. I have only heard good comments from attendees.  We had a large group of students and recent graduates which gave a burst of youthful energy; the exhibitors seemed to always be engaged in a lively conversation with attendees; the programming was timely and informative; the business luncheon was well attended and informative with several local and national updates. I left at the conclusion of the meeting with a smile on my face, deeply appreciative of all the effort which ultimately contributed to a successful day.  For those who could not get away from work or travel for the meeting, please consider joining your colleagues at the annual Fall Meeting in Louisville on September 4-5.  It’s sure to be another blockbuster!

The KSHP Board, committee chairs, college representatives, and other leadership recently met for an evening of strategic planning.  Using the KSHP mission statement as a guiding principle we were able to add specific goals under each of the strategic priorities that had been developed a couple of years ago. These goals will direct the committee and board work for the remainder of the upcoming year as well as into 2015 which is only 5 months away!

Speaking of committee work, some of you will be receiving emails or phone calls asking if you would like to become a more active member of your KSHP organization by volunteering time on a committee.  We had a fantastic response to the February member survey with 77 of you filling out the questionnaire, and we have sorted through the areas where you indicated you would be willing to serve.  There are, unfortunately, a limited number of spots on committees. The goal is to find diversity among members-geographically, years of experience, and size of practice site, to name a few.  The committee members will serve at least until the 2015 fall meeting at which time some members may rotate off the committees.  This will allow even more people to contribute with the goal of establishing a rotation of members that coincides with the meeting.  For those of you who still want to contribute but are not on a committee don’t despair!  There will be plenty of opportunities in the upcoming months to assist on focus groups, task forces, and other short-term projects.  It is only through the voluntary nature of KSHP that we can continue to be successful.

Finally, I do want to mention the Martha Lou King Foundation.  Martha was a mentor to several of us, a friend to many, and a person who was passionate about all in the pharmacy profession.  A foundation board is currently being reestablished to make sure we have guidance in achieving the mission of providing financial support for education, research, and project endeavors for membership. Look for more information regarding how you can participate in the upcoming months or go ahead and make a contribution like I just did on the KSHP website.

In conclusion, if any of you have ideas or comments regarding KSHP please feel free to contact me, Anne, Nick, or your House of Delegate representative.  I feel like we are a pretty approachable group and we really are here to serve you, the member.  Until the next President’s message I wish you safe travels on any upcoming vacations you may be taking.  Enjoy these long summer days and warmth after our long, cold winter.


Stephanie Sutphin