Achieving the ASHP Center of Excellence certification demonstrates to our organization and the community at large our department's commitment to provide the highest level of pharmacy quality and medication safety. Having our practice validated by peers and a distinguished national pharmacy organization (ASHP) holds a lot of meaning and credibility to this recognition.
Charlene A. Hope, PharmD, MS, CPHQ, CPPS Chief Pharmacy Quality and Medication Safety Officer UChicago Medicine
Our pharmacy professionals play a critical role in our ability to provide the best possible care for our patients, and they strive for excellence every single day. I am incredibly proud that we were one of the first hospitals to receive this designation and am grateful to ASHP for recognizing our team with this honor. Jani L. Johnson, RN, MSN CEO Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
Preparing our document package and the on-site survey process for the ASHP Center of Excellence certification was a great review and assessment of our pharmacy services. It also identified several improvements that will further enhance our pursuit of excellence. Charles E. Daniels, BSPharm, PhD Chief Pharmacy Officer and Associate Dean and Clinical Professor UC San Diego
We are overjoyed and immensely proud to have achieved the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' Center of Excellence certification. This esteemed recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional patient care, clinical excellence, and innovation in pharmacy practice. We undertook this process to see where we measured up against the best pharmacy departments and learn where to improve. We are incredibly proud of all our team members and believe this certification reflects the outstanding care they provide. Ryan Erlewine, PharmD Senior Pharmacy Director Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
Achieving the prestigious certification of ASHP’s Center of Excellence signifies our commitment to excellence in medication-use safety and pharmacy practice and supports our claim that the UChicago Medicine Pharmacy Department is at the forefront of pharmacy practice. The ASHP Certification of Center of Excellence in Medication-Use Safety and Pharmacy Practice sets a high standard for organizations in the healthcare industry. By obtaining this certification, we differentiate ourselves from others and showcase our dedication to providing exceptional pharmacy services. It has also enhanced the credibility and value of our pharmacy services internally to physicians, nurses, patients, and other healthcare providers, as well as external healthcare leaders, administrators, policymakers, payers, regulatory bodies, and the general public. I am proud to say that the Pharmacy Department that I work for has been one of the first to obtain this exclusive certification. I cannot be more proud of the UChicago Medicine Pharmacy Department. It is a badge of pride and honor to work with the Pharmacists, Technicians, Pharmacy learners, and support staff of the UChicago Medicine Pharmacy Department. Jason ORR, PharmD, MBA Executive Director, Inpatient Pharmacy Services UChicago Medicine