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5/17/2002
Press Release

Janet Teeters to Lead ASHP's Residency Accreditation Efforts

Janet L. Teeters, M.S., has joined the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP) as Director, Accreditation Services Division. Teeters will oversee the Society’s program that accredits pharmacy residencies and technician training programs.

Teeters brings a wealth of experience in health-system pharmacy management. Before joining ASHP, she served as director of pharmacy for the Advocate Health Care System and Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. She has also held staff, supervisory, and assistant director positions in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Philadelphia, and Boston. She received a B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin and a M.S. in hospital pharmacy from the University of Minnesota.

Teeters has a long history of leadership in residency programs, serving as the program director for the ASHP-accredited residency program at Lutheran General Hospital and as a member of the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Executive Board and the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists Technician Certification Commission. She has been a frequent presenter at professional meetings and has published numerous articles.

"Janet Teeters is an exciting new addition to our leadership team," said Henri R. Manasse, Jr., Ph.D., Sc.D., ASHP Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. "Her leadership will ensure that these programs will continue to be high-priority and high-impact activities for ASHP."

ASHP is the 31,000-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 began accrediting residency programs in 1962 and is the sole accrediting body for pharmacy residencies and technician training programs in the full spectrum of pharmacy practice. ASHP, which has a long history of medication error prevention efforts, believes that the mission of pharmacists is to help people make the best use of medicines. Assisting pharmacists in fulfilling this mission is ASHP's primary objective. The Society has extensive publishing and educational programs designed to help members improve their delivery of pharmaceutical care. For more information, visit ASHP’s Web site, www.ashp.org.