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Jesse H. Hogue

Jesse H. Hogue, PharmD ([email protected]) is the pharmacy education coordinator, the postgraduate year 1 pharmacy residency director and an emergency department pharmacist at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He also serves as an affiliate preceptor for the Ferris State University (FSU) College of Pharmacy. Hogue received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from FSU and completed residency training at Bronson Methodist Hospital. After residency, he worked in trauma and orthopedics, then had the opportunity to establish pharmacy services in the emergency department, where he worked for several years prior to assuming his current role.

Hogue currently serves on the ASHP Commission on Credentialing and has been a Michigan delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates for 15 years. He has previously served on the ASHP Council on Education and Workforce Development. Hogue has also been very engaged on the state level, having served as president, treasurer, and executive board member for the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP), as an executive board member for the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA), as a delegate in the MPA House of Delegates for many years, and as a member on numerous MSHP and MPA committees and taskforces. He has been recognized in Michigan for his contributions to the profession as a Fellow of MPA and a member of the MPA Hall of Honor. Additionally, he has received the MSHP Pharmacist of the Year Award, the MSHP Joseph A. Oddis Leadership Award, and the MPA Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year Award.

“We are better together.”
- Paul Walker, ASHP past-president

The pharmacy workforce continues to innovate and move the practice and delivery of healthcare forward. Pharmacists play a vital role in both leadership and on the front lines. Even for non-medication-related issues, we are often called upon to contribute - and even lead - due to our demonstrated proficiency and valued perspectives.

To support that, ASHP joins us together as a unified profession, providing forums for education and idea sharing, establishing best practices, and crafting practice resources. When combined with initiatives to promote and grow our profession and ensure a diverse and inclusive workforce, ASHP’s efforts help us improve care and expand access to pursue our mission to help people achieve optimal health outcomes.

But we face challenges. Drug shortages. Decreasing pharmacy school enrollment. Technician shortages. 340B and CMS pass-through funding. Opposition from groups such as the American Medical Association. ASHP is helping us meet and overcome these challenges through advocacy efforts and media campaigns, often directed by our professional policy positions. Therefore, it is critical that the House of Delegates Chair, for which I am honored to have been nominated, ensures decisions on policy statements are made in an equitable way - prioritizing open communication and making sure everyone is allowed to share their views without being dominated by others in those conversations. The ASHP policy process must ensure that viewpoints of our diverse membership are considered, regardless of role or practice area. Because we are one pharmacy profession – better together.