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 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
October is generally not thought of as a month associated with beginnings: schools are in session, fall is upon us as the trees change color and drop leaves, football season is ongoing and the weather here in Kentucky is usually taking a colder and wetter turn. However, it is the month that the KSHP Fall Meeting is held and with that comes some new faces and changing roles for the leadership of the Society. As the newly installed KSHP President I’d like to extend a welcome to KSHP’s New Year!
First of all, "Thank You!” to all who made the recent KSHP Fall Meeting a success. We had 200 registered participants for the meeting, 23 speakers and 29 registered exhibitors. KSHP held its first Reverse Expo with great sponsor and pharmacy leader participation. If you joined us please give us your feedback so that we can continue to improve future events. If you were not able to be with us please consider attending a live event in the future; our next event will be the Spring Meeting at the Lexington Hyatt Downtown on May 20th, 2016.
I sincerely appreciate the trust you have placed in me to lead this organization. KSHP is comprised of many awesome people and I want to see it continue to grow and thrive. In all our endeavors I believe we need to continue to build on the strength of our partnerships with practicing pharmacists and their associated healthcare systems, our colleges of pharmacy, other organizations with similar goals and our colleagues in the pharmaceutical industry.
The Board of Directors has crafted an updated Strategic Plan for the Society. The 4 goals for KSHP’s Strategic Plan are:
- To Advance Pharmacy Practice in Acute and Ambulatory Settings
- To Increase Member Engagement and Satisfaction Levels
- To Ensure Effective Financial Management
- To Maintain Effective and Energized Governance