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 53 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!
|Congratulations to KSHP Spring
Poster Contest Winner Shaina Doyen, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident
at Norton Healthcare. Click HERE to view Shaina's Poster.
UK SSHP Chapter was recently selected as a Best Practice!
Based on the Share & Reapply handout submitted for the last Midyear Clinical Meeting, the UK SSHP chapter’s project was chosen out of all chapters across the country as an example of best practices for partnering with a state affiliate.
Congratulations to Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacy who earned official recognition from ASHP for 2015-16!
From the President
Mike Herald, PharmD
Mike Herald, PharmD, BCPS
Hello KSHP! Thank YOU to all for making the Spring Meeting a resounding success! We had a record number of registered attendees, a sold-out exhibitor area, an excellent poster competition, the delivery of cutting edge content and a wonderful inaugural Thought Leader Reception. Please check out KSHP’s Facebook page for pics of the Spring Meeting-pretty sure you’ll see some familiar faces! Also, please make plans now to attend the Fall Meeting at the Galt House in Louisville on October 13th and 14th.
On the day before the Spring Meeting the KSHP Board, committee chairs and several stakeholders came together to critically evaluate KSHP’s Strategic Plan. The Society is in a good place right now and we are ready to take it to the next level in several ways-check out the Newsletter for more info on the planned future direction of KSHP. In short, we want to ensure the longevity of the organization, continue to build and strengthen our partnerships, increase the engagement of our members and continue to be a strong voice for health-system pharmacy practice.
This year has been very busy from a political standpoint and a recurring theme throughout the Strategic Planning and subsequent KSHP Board meeting was that of professional advocacy. This is an area that impacts all pharmacists and we have been successful in our endeavors this year. We need to continue that positive momentum and I would ask that everyone consider how he/she might get more involved in professional advocacy. No one is going to do it for us; we have to take responsibility for the future direction of our profession.
As always, please feel free to contact me anytime. Thanks for your continued support of KSHP!