Columbus Regional Health pharmacists receive recognition
Three members of the pharmacy team at Columbus Regional Health have received special recognition in training and expertise in their fields.
Stacey Wessel, RPh, CPPS, achieved her Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS.) She is among only 21 CPPS professionals in the state of Indiana and less than 1,500 CPPS professionals nationwide. Wessel joined the CRH Pharmacy staff in 2000. In 2016 Stacey transitioned to her current role, the CRH Medication Safety Coordinator. In this new role, Stacey works across the health system to embed and reinforce medication safety in patient care processes.
Annie Stock, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, was recently awarded Added Qualifications in Infectious Disease Pharmacotherapy by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. The recognition is the pharmacological industry equivalent of being Board Certified in Infectious Disease.
Stock has been the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Coordinator for CRH since 2015. She works to promote appropriate use of antimicrobial agents, such as antibiotics, in the health system and community. In addition, Stock and her multidisciplinary team set programs in place to combat antimicrobial resistance and prolong the useful life of these critical medications.
Kelly Sims, PharmD, completed an additional 40 hours of training in the certificate program, “Anticoagulation Therapy Management” provided by the University of Southern Indiana. Sims has been with CRH for more than 10 years and has worked in multiple roles throughout the pharmacy. Currently she is one of the outpatient care pharmacists in the new Medication Management Clinic.
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