Dr. Webber received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in 2014. She then completed a 2 year Pharmacy Administration Residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. During residency, she also obtained her Masters in Health Administration from the University of Washington. After completing her residency, Kara returned to Minnesota and worked as clinical pharmacist at St. John's hospital in Maplewood, MN for 1.5 years. Recently, Kara took a position as the pharmacy operations manager at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Kara is a member of the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners Advisory Group on Small and Rural Hospital and an ASHP CV reviewer.
Overview of Facility/Health System
Allina Health is a not-for-profit health system consisting of clincis, hospitals, and other health services, providing care throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. United Hospital is the largest hospital in the Twin Cities east metro area, providing a full range of health care and is recognized nationally and locally for its expertise and car. United Hospital serves to more than 200,000 patients and their families each year.
Kara has been involved in a system wide project to remodel all IV rooms to become compliant with USP 800 requirements. The IV room at United was the first site in Allina to use a mobile cleanroom unit during their remodel.
Initial Involvement in ASHP
“I became involved in ASHP as a pharmacy student as a way to learn more about health system pharmacy. I maintained my involvement as a resident and practicing pharmacist to stay connected with pharmacy practice on the national level.”
Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area
“Be humble and draw on the experiences of others around you, whether that be pharmacists, technicians, or other members of the leadership team. Find a mentor who can help you prioritize effectively and help you figure out when an item requires immediate attention or when to let something go.”
Value of ASHP
“There is a lot that can be learned from the experiences of others across the country and ASHP provides the perfect platform for sharing that knowledge.”
“ASHP is invaluable. It acts as the collective voice for pharmacy at the national level. Without ASHP, advocating for the profession would be a challenge.”