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!


May 9th at the Embassy Suites Lexington



Thank you to our Exhibitors!
(as of 04.15.14)

BD RX - Becton Dickinson
Novo Nordisk
Otsuka America


KSHP is a Proud Supporter of



From the President
   Stephanie Sutphin, PharmD

I know we all say it, but in this case it bears repeating, “My how time flies.”  Our very successful fall meeting seems like just yesterday.  At that time the leaves had just started changing colors in the beautiful hills and valleys on the drive to French Lick.  Now we've gone through a hard winter and looking for signs of spring. Perhaps we'll see a flower or two soon signaling a change in seasons yet again.  Change. That word can mean so many different things to people.  For some it is frightening, a word that evokes the desire to pull back and be hesitant.  For others it is invigorating, signaling a time to move forward, to progress, and to improve.  Ultimately, as we all know, change is inevitable.  Are you ready for it, to be energized this spring?

KSHP’s strategic plans guides us, giving us a clear focus on where we want to be, and our history is the solid foundation on which we are built.  I believe we are ready as an organization to build and grow further as professionals, to better serve the needs of our members and ultimately our patients.  What you will see in the coming months is an effort to not only increase membership, but to also seek ways to retain and encourage the involvement of our current members.  The board of directors would greatly appreciate your input on how to make KSHP the organization that meets your needs, whether as a student, a technician, or a pharmacist.  Please take the time to fill out the membership survey when it comes your way or send a note anytime you think of how to improve this organization.  We always welcome your feedback. Another area that we will focus on in the coming months is committee goals and involvement.  Each committee will seek to have representation from practice sites across the state.  Since it is the work of volunteers that makes an organization like KSHP successful I hope to see more members engaged in the committees and work groups, offering your valued input and expertise.  I look forward to working with you this year, and I for one, am renewed by this prospect as the new seasons ahead of us unfold.

If you have any suggestions or would like to discuss Society projects, please don't hesitate to contact me at


Stephanie Sutphin