OSHP is the organization in Ohio representing pharmacists, students, technicians, and associates with an interest in health-system pharmacy practice. Our goals are to enhance education, advocacy, professional guidance, recognition, and communications within our membership and to the public.
OSHP members, this site was created with you in mind to inform, to allow you to create and maintain an accurate and informative profile, and to connect with other fellow members.
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OUR MISSION is to support its members by advocating for the pharmacy profession and promoting safe and appropriate medication use.
OSHP and your LOCAL AFFILIATED CHAPTER (LAC) offer ongoing support for the continuing development of your pharmacy practice through:- Focus on Ohio Pharmacy practice
- Continuing Education programs
- Legislation tracking, testimony and newsletter updates
- Social events
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A WORD FROM THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
That is the one word that I would use to describe my feelings after our OSHP retreat on June 29th and 30th this year at the Mohican State Park.
As the new Executive Vice President (EVP) for the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacy I was excited to meet our new Board of Directors and listen to the enthusiastic start of the new year. There was so much energy in the room. Coming off a great successful and productive year under the leadership of Amanda Hanson, Beth Stacy laid out a great agenda for the new year to outline our efforts and areas of emphasis. As the new EVP, I called for the “return of the Jedi” as I will ask the former Walter Frazer award winners to rejoin the OSHP family in a more formal way. News on this to follow. We will also be working on a new practitioner recognition program for pharmacists and technicians with an announcement of details at the annual meeting in October.
Some of the obvious needs are to revive our memberships in all categories. Did you know that a technician can be a member for $3.33/month? Less than a cup of Starbucks with significantly more importance! The leadership of our health systems needs to help us lead the way by getting engaged and involved. We talked about our advocacy efforts and the importance of the legislative efforts in Ohio.
OSHP is the representative entity for the health-system pharmacy and needs to take a decisive, visible, and vocal leadership role at every opportunity. We welcome you to join us in this effort as we plan to improve our communication with members and non-members alike to keep you informed as to what is going on locally, regionally, in the state and on the national level to move the profession forward. In the words of our new ASHP president, Nishaminy Kasbaker in her inaugural speech, “Be the Change”! I know Ohio can lead the way!
Jerry Siegel, PharmD, FASHP
EVP of Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacy