Past President - Board and Award Nominations
I would like to start by thanking everyone for your support over the last three years. I would like to challenge any of you who have considered serving as an elected member of the Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacy Board or serving on a KCHP Committee. Recently, I was at a citizenship program for my 7th grader, and the key note speaker delivered a great message about being a part of the change that you want to see in the world. Not everyone can change everything immediately, but if you don’t get off the sidelines, you are never going to see the change you desire in your profession. The time commitment can be as much or as little as you want it to be; whether is it running for an elected position or volunteering your time on a committee. You will be receiving emails in the future listing the open elected positions, or they are listed on our website as well. This year the positions of President-elect, Treasurer/Secretary, District 1, District 3, and Technician are all up for election.
We also like to recognize those that have made great contributions to our profession through a variety of awards at our Spring meeting. You can find criteria on all of the awards on our webpage also. The annual awards include: Health-System Student of the Year and KCHP Volunteer of the Year. Please nominate anyone you feel are deserving of the listed awards.
Finally, I would like to talk about the KCHP Foundation. I would like to thank those that have served on our Foundation Board. Many of them have served long terms to make sure the Foundation continued to grow and serve its purpose. As past-president, I became the liaison to the Foundation, and I have learned many things over the year about the activities of the Foundation. They are working hard to come up with grants and other incentives to help advance the Pharmacy Profession, similar to the ASHP foundation. They also sponsor many awards at the Spring meeting to help recognize pharmacy leaders. Those awards include: Emerging Leader, Health-System Pharmacist of the Year, Health-System Technician of the Year, Health-System Student of the Year, and the Legacy Award. Please nominate anyone you feel deserving of the listed awards.
Once again, thanks for your support and I will always remember my time on the KCHP board. I have enjoyed working with all of you.
Director of Pharmacy
HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System
Government Affairs and Policy Committees
My name is Kat Miller and I’m currently serving as the Director of Government Affairs for KCHP. This year, we have been working to re-structure our energy on pharmacy policy and government affairs, resulting in two committees.
Our Government Affairs Committee, chaired by Ellen Revak, will focus on issues closest to KCHP members – working with the KS BOP and KPhA to evaluate and drive practice in Kansas Pharmacy. One priority of this committee is ensuring information about statute, regulation, and practice changes is visible to the pharmacists in Kansas. Membership is open to all KCHP members and we are always looking for new members representing pharmacy sites across the state!
Initiatives we have engaged in during 2017 include:
Our new Policy Committee, chaired by Joan Kramer, will highlight the work of Kansas Pharmacists on the ASHP Councils and in the House of Delegates. By setting strong expectations for our Delegates and enhancing the transit of information from ASHP policies to KCHP members, we expect our presence and voice to represent each of you. Currently, membership on this committee is limited to Kansas Delegates and ASHP Council Members. Consider nominating yourself to represent Kansas in one of these opportunities in the future!
We are excited to see what these two committees bring to the table in 2018! Please reach out to myself or one of the committee chairs if you have any questions or ideas!
Katherine ("Kat") A. Miller, PharmD, MHA, DPLA
Director, Government Affairs, Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacy
Pharmacy Director – System Inpatient Clinical Services, The University of Kansas Health System
My name is Ricky Ogden and I’m currently serving as the Director of Education for KCHP. I’m very excited to announce that our KCHP-sponsored events will grow from 1 to 4 during the 2017-2018 year! These events will be the Annual Spring Meeting which is a joint meeting with MSHP, Preceptor Bootcamp, Rural Hospital Pharmacy Summit, and Technician Conference. This is a tremendous accomplishment for KCHP and many thanks to those who worked so hard to get these events planned and executed! We need volunteers to help coordinate our 2018 events. If you are interested in serving on the planning committee for any of the events below, please contact me vial email or phone.
KCHP/MSHP 2018 Spring Meeting
When: May 4th and 5th, 2018
Where: Embassy Suites Kansas City (10401 S. Ridgeview Rd, Olathe Kansas 66061)
Theme: Houston, we have a Narrative: Storytelling in Pharmacy
Kansas Rural Hospital Pharmacy Summit
When: August 21, 2018th
Where: Salina Regional Health Center
Purpose: To provide pharmacy education and resources to hospitals in rural settings
Fall Technician Conference
When: September 15, 2018
Where: Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Purpose: To provide technician specific education and resources to Health-System pharmacy technicians
When: October 5, 2018
Where: KU School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS
Purpose: Provide pharmacy student and resident preceptors tips, tools, and tactics to develop and improve preceptor skills
We also have other education opportunities under development so stay tuned for announcements of other upcoming events. Additionally, if you have identified an opportunity for education for KCHP members, please let me know.