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ASHP Board of Directors Announces 2013 Awards

Pharmacy Organization Recognizes Contributions to Health-System Pharmacy

3/18/2013

The Board of Directors of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) will acknowledge the contributions of a diverse group of health care practitioners with the Society’s 2013 recognition awards.
 
The following awards will be given during ceremonies at ASHP’s national continuing education meetings:

Award of Excellence (ASHP Summer Meeting, June 2013)
The ASHP Award of Excellence is given to an individual or group of individuals in recognition of a specific recent contribution or achievement that has advanced the ability of hospital and health-system pharmacists in the United States to serve the needs of patients.

Recipient:

    • Rear Admiral Scott Giberson, RPh, PhC, NCPS-PP, MPH, U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, and the Primary Editors of "Improving Patient and Health-System Outcomes Through Advanced Pharmacy Practice- A Report to the Surgeon General 2011,” Rockville, Md.

CEO's Award for Courageous Service (ASHP Summer Meeting, June 2013)
The ASHP Chief Executive Officer’s Award for Courageous Service recognizes individuals or groups of individuals in health-system pharmacy who go beyond the call or assignment of duty to serve patients or assist pharmacists in serving patients, such as under emergency conditions or in times of natural disaster or other cataclysmic events. The award is for specific incidents of inspiring, unselfish service under adverse conditions.

Recipients:
    • David W. Fuhs, PharmD, MS, FASHP, Senior Medical Science Liaison, GlaxoSmithKline, Woodbury, Minn.
    • Bellevue Hospital Center Department of Pharmacy, New York,  New York
    • Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Department of Pharmacy, Brooklyn, N.Y.
    • NYU Langone Medical Center Department of Pharmacy, New York, New York
    • New York Presbyterian Hospital Department of Pharmacy, New York, New York
    • U.S. Public Health Service Pharmacists and Brookdale Hospital Department of Pharmacy, Brooklyn, N.Y.
    • AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Department of Pharmacy, Atlantic City, N.J.

Honorary Membership (ASHP Summer Meeting, June 2013)
Honorary membership in ASHP is bestowed upon individuals who are or have been especially interested in or have made outstanding contributions to pharmacy practice in health systems. 

Recipient:

    • Harold N. Godwin, MS, FASHP, FAPhA, Professor and Associate Dean, University of Kansas, Overland Park.

Award for Distinguished Leadership in Health-System Pharmacy Practice (48th Midyear Clinical Meeting, December 2013)
The Award for Distinguished Leadership in Health-System Pharmacy Practice recognizes the contributions of practitioners who have achieved excellence in health-system pharmacy practice leadership.

Recipient:
    • James G. Stevenson, PharmD, FASHP, Director of Pharmacy Services, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor.

Board of Directors Award of Honor (48th Midyear Clinical Meeting, December 2013)
The ASHP Board of Directors Award of Honor is given to individuals outside the pharmacy discipline who have made significant contributions to the health field. 

Recipient:
    • Judy L. Smetzer, RN, BSN, Vice President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

Donald E. Francke Medal (48th Midyear Clinical Meeting, December 2013)
The Donald E. Francke Medal honors pharmacists who have made significant international contributions to health-system pharmacy.

Recipient:

    • Dr. Eduardo Osvaldo Savio Quevedo, Assistant Professor, Universidad do la Republica Uruguay, Montevideo.
About ASHP
 
ASHP is the national professional organization whose 40,000 members include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students who provide patient care services in hospitals, health systems, and ambulatory clinics. For 70 years, the Society has been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists help people make the best use of medicines, visit ASHP's website, www.ashp.org, or its consumer website, www.safemedication.com.
 
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