Best Practices Award

Best Practices

The ASHP Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy is an annual recognition program developed and awarded by ASHP and sponsored by Amgen. Since 1999, this award program has recognized outstanding practitioners in health-system pharmacy who have successfully implemented innovative systems that demonstrate best practices in health-system pharmacy.

Call for Nominations

We will begin accepting applications for 2016 in April 2016. 2015 Awardees were notified on October 1, 2015.


Applicants must be ASHP members practicing in a health-system setting in the U.S., such as an ambulatory care clinic, chronic care, home health care, inpatient care, or outpatient pharmacy.  More than one successful program from a health system may be submitted for consideration. Persons employed by Amgen are not eligible to participate.

Selection Committee

ASHP convenes an independent panel of experts to evaluate applications. A maximum of six health-system pharmacy programs are recognized each year. Award recipients receive a plaque and present a summary of their program at a poster session and reception during ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting in December. Award recipients are responsible for their own travel expenses to attend the meeting.

Applicants will be judged on based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and innovative nature of the program
  • Significance of the program to the health system
  • Demonstration of improvements
  • Significance of the program to pharmacy practice advancement, and
  • Quality of the descriptive report.

Contact Information

For more information about this award program, contact Maria Carias, Membership Program Manager at (301-664-8820) or email