JORDAN C. RUSH, PHARMD, MS ([email protected]) is Director of Pharmacy for System Retail and Outpatient Pharmacy Services for UNC Health, overseeing outpatient pharmacies across the system, meds to beds programs, a medication history team, and a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency practice site in collaboration with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She earned her PharmD from MCPHS and received her MS from the University of Wisconsin. Jordan completed a combined PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
Jordan has been an active member of ASHP throughout her career, serving within the Section of Pharmacy Practice Leaders on the Leadership Development Section Advisory Group (SAG), serving as Co-Chair and then Chair of the Value, Quality, and Compliance SAG, and member of the Educational Steering Committee. She has led webinars to encourage resident participation within ASHP and highlight outpatient pharmacy’s involvement in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccines across UNC Health and received an ASHP Best Practice Award in 2020 for UNC Hospitals’ partnership with the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Service Network (CPESN) to improve transitions of care for patients.
I am excited to support the Section and believe there are so many untapped opportunities to optimize services, grow the business, share best practices, develop resources, expand community pharmacy residencies, and improve patient care. COVID-19 has highlighted the role our pharmacies play in providing patient access to healthcare, but also brought to light the burnout facing our profession and the problems with technician retention and recruitment. In addition to these obstacles, community pharmacy practice is challenged with advancing our clinical practice and demonstrating value and outcomes. We need to shift reimbursement away from dispensing and equip the c-suite with the justification to insource community pharmacy services rather than outsourcing services to external chain pharmacies.
I am passionate about community pharmacy and can apply my enthusiasm, leadership skills, and previous involvement with ASHP to further grow this Section, provide tools and resources to expand community pharmacy services, and support members through these challenges. I am truly honored by this nomination to serve as the Director-At-Large and will strive to advance the mission of our Section.