Official Newsjournal of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

ICHP KeePosted

Directly Speaking

Building Alliances and Accepting Compromise

College Connection

Brown Bag Medication Review – An Overview and Planning Guide

Feature Article

History of Organized Hospital Pharmacy in Illinois: The Early Years

Coming Soon...

The recap and photo gallery from Pharmacy Legislative Day in the May issue of KeePosted!

President’s Message

Our Role in Healthcare: a Personal Reflection

My older brother, Jack, was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer in November 2011. We know the devastation of this disease, and as cancers go, this is typically an aggressive, relentless...
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Directly Speaking

Building Alliances and Accepting Compromise

Last time I checked, Illinois was still part of the United States of America, and the USA was still a democracy. And while hospitals and health-systems don’t always function as...
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Change is an Opportunity, not an Enemy: Highlights of the Alliance Conference

by Maggie DiMarco Allen, PhD, ICHP Director of Operations

Collaboration and partnering are becoming essential in the world of continuing education – for all the health... read more...

History of Organized Hospital Pharmacy in Illinois: The Early Years

Editor’s Note: As the 50th Anniversary Celebration of ICHP approaches, we are republishing the first 25 year... read more...

Do You Like to Run? How About Out in Front?

How Would You Like To Run For An ICHP Office?

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

Every year, ICHP elects new members to its Board of Directors. As existing officers complete their terms, they often... read more...

Do You Know a Great Pharmacist?

ICHP Pharmacist of the Year Nominees Sought

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Director

ICHP is looking for the best of the best for this year’s Pharmacist of the Year Award Recipient! You should... read more...

NPN Night at the Ballpark

CHICAGO CUBS vs. COLORADO ROCKIES Wednesday, May 15 7:05 PM – 10:00 PM Wrigley Field Tickets are $6 (Yes,... read more...

ICHP Best Practice Award Program

The objective of the Best Practice Award program is to encourage the development of innovative or creative... read more...

The GAS from Springfield

Are “Biosimilars” Really that Dangerous?

by Jim Owen and Scott Meyers

Are “Biosimilars” really that dangerous? You sure would think so if you listened to the lobbyists from... read more...

New Practitioners Network

Antimicrobial Stewardship

by Jason Morrell, PharmD

If you are a new practitioner and are starting an antimicrobial stewardship program or simply wish to gain confidence,... read more...

Leadership Profile

Leadership Profile: Fatima Ali

Where did you go to pharmacy school? Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove, IL Trace your... read more...

Educational Affairs

Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists 2013 Spring Meeting Poster Abstracts

This issue of KeePosted contains the abstracts of the posters that will be presented at the ICHP 2013 Spring Meeting... read more...

ICHPeople

Ask First Kim Spencer, an ICHP Member Pharmacy Director at Carlinville Area Hospital in Carlinville, IL, organized a... read more...

Medication Safety Pearl

IL-ADAP and decreasing ARV Resistance in a vulnerable population at the UIC HIV Outreach Clinics

By Ream Qato, PharmD, Clinical Staff Pharmacist, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and Renata Smith,... read more...

Board of Pharmacy Update

Highlights from the March Meeting

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

The March 12th Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. These are the highlights of... read more...

Hi-Tech

Important Info from PTCB

PTCB Extends March 2013 Recertification Deadline until April 30 by: PTCB Staff | Mar 14, 2013 Certified Pharmacy... read more...

Celebrating Poison Prevention Month

by Joanna Kasper, P-2, SSHP Student President, and Vy Tran, P-2, SSHP Philanthropy Chair, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science College of Pharmacy

March is Illinois Poison Prevention Month and Rosalind Franklin University SSHP chapter is honoring this event by... read more...

The Importance of Quality in Saving the Lives of Crickets Everywhere

by Jacob Sicinski, ICHP Student Chapter Treasurer, University of Illinois at Chicago

It is that time of year again, the time of year where consumers flock to the pharmacy to stock up on cough medicine and... read more...

Brown Bag Medication Review – An Overview and Planning Guide

by Vincent Tam, PS-3, ICHP Philanthropy Chair, and Josephine Aranda, PS-3, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

On Feb 7, 2013, the Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy ICHP Philanthropy Committee hosted a brown bag... read more...

Lung Health Booth at St. Bridget’s Food Pantry

by Nadiyah Chaudhary, P2, President-Elect, UIC College of Pharmacy-Rockford Campus

As pharmacy students, we continuously hear about interventions pharmacists make that significantly influence patient... read more...

Script Your Future Presentations and Interprofessional Health Fair at Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy

by Diane Cluxton, PS-3, Nathan Fowler, PS-2, Stephen Jankovic, PS-2, Aesha Shah, PS-3, and Tyler Davis, PS-3, Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy

Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy (RUCOP) professional student organizations participated in the Script Your... read more...

Officers and Board of Directors

TOM WESTERKAMP President 224-948-1528 tom_westerkamp@baxter.com CHRIS RIVERS Immediate Past President Chairman,... read more...

Welcome New Members!

New Members Recruiter Ida Chen   Anh Dinh   Wesley Wang   Julie Podlasek Tamra... read more...

ICHP PHARMACY ACTION FUND (PAC) Contributors

Contributions listed consist of donations from the past 12 months.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY GUILD - $1000 & More Dan Ciarrachi Kevin Colgan Edward Donnelly Andrew Donnelly Dave... read more...