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9/6/2000
Press Release

ASHP Honored for it's "Best Practices" Pharmacy Guide

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) was recently recognized for its Best Practices for Health-System Pharmacy resource, a compilation of progressive practice standards for pharmacy operations and drug therapeutics. The honor was given as part of "Associations Advance America," a national awards competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

ASHP develops practice standards to guide health systems in improving the medication-use process, patient care and safety, and patient outcomes. The Society's standards have stimulated improvements in pharmacy practice and have influenced accreditation standards, pharmacy laws and regulations, and practice guides developed by other health professional organizations. "Associations Advance America" awards recognize associations that provide innovative projects in education, skills training, standard-setting, business and social innovation, citizenship, and community service. "ASHP's program truly embodies the spirit of our association's campaign. It is an honor and inspiration to showcase this activity as an example of the many contributions associations are making to American life," remarked ASAE President Michael S. Olson. 

ASHP is the 30,000-member national professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems. ASHP believes that the mission of pharmacists is to help people make the best use of medications. The Society has extensive publishing and educational programs designed to help members improve their delivery of pharmaceutical care, and it is the national accrediting organization for pharmacy residency and pharmacy technician training programs.