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Ross W. Thompson

2017 Distinguished Service Award Winner

Ross Thompson

R.Ph., M.S.

Executive Director of Pharmacy

Tufts Medical Center and The Floating Hospital for Children

Boston, MA

Ross Thompson is the Executive Director of Pharmacy at Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts. In this role he has expanded pharmacy services to more comprehensively support decentralized pharmacy services within the acute care setting, launched clinic-based pharmacy services in support of a Specialty Pharmacy program, and established advanced roles for pharmacy technicians who now support efforts in informatics, medication access/prior authorization, quality assurance, and financial management. Thompson is also an Assistant Professor at Tufts University, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Northeastern University Bouve College of
Health Sciences School of Pharmacy.

Thompson received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of Kansas and completed a residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His experience includes serving as Associate Director of Pharmacy at the University of Texas Medical Branch and as Assistant Director of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. He also gained experience with McKesson Corporation in roles ranging from traditional pharmacy practice management to consulting and implementation services within health systems.

Thompson remains active in the Massachusetts Society of Health System Pharmacists (MSHP) having served as Director, Treasurer, and President on the Board. He is also active within ASHP where has participated in the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI) Summit, served as Vice Chair the Chair of the Section for Pharmacy Practice Manager’s Advisory Group on Financial Management (currently Advisory Group on Management of the Pharmacy Enterprise). Thompson also served as a member of Council on Administrative Affairs and more recently as a member of the Council on Pharmacy Management. He currently serves as a Massachusetts Delegate in the House of Delegates.
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