Official Newsjournal of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

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President's Message

New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year is a great time to reflect on the events of the previous year and look forward to the promise of events to come. I’m not really one for the New Year’s Resolution, but this...
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Directly Speaking

The Other Side of Addictions

The UIC Student Chapter of ICHP is working on putting a panel together to talk about addiction and substance abuse in pharmacy and health care. It is a laudable undertaking and a topic that many...
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Meet Lynn Rheinecker

by Lynn Rheinecker, P4, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy - Rockford

Hello and Happy 2015 to my ICHP family! My name is Lynn Rheinecker, and I am a 4th year PharmD student at the University... read more...

March is Illinois Poison Prevention Month!

Pharmacists can play a big role in preventing harm!

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

Every year over 80,000 calls are made to the U.S. Poison Centers. Illinois is fortunate to have one of them based in... read more...

New Practitioners Network

Performance Board – Getting Colleagues Engaged

by Arpit Mehta, Pharm.D., MPH, Pharmacy Operations Manager, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL

A performance board or a quality board is utilized in many hospital pharmacies to share some key information with... read more...

Board of Pharmacy Update

Highlights from the January Meeting

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

The January 13th Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the James R. Thompson Center at Randolph and LaSalle Streets in... read more...

Medication Safety Pearl

Promoting Situational Awareness and a Culture of Safety: The Daily Pharmacy Safety Huddle

by Amy Secord, PharmD, PGY-1 Resident(1) and Jen Phillips, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Specialist, Drug Information(1) and Assistant Professor(2)

(1) Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL (2) Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL Advocate Lutheran... read more...

Leadership Profile

Gary Peksa, PharmD, BCPS, NISHP President

Where did you go to pharmacy school?  University of Illinois at Chicago, and I graduated in 2010. Trace your... read more...

Government Affairs Report

The General Assembly is Sworn In

by Jim Owen and Scott Meyers

While the General Assembly was sworn in mid-January just two days after the new Governor, they have already been very... read more...

ICHPeople

On January 18, 2015, Trish and Bob Wegner welcomed their first grandchild into the world. Daisy Joy was 7 lbs 2 oz and... read more...

It’s Never Too Early to Have a Strategic Plan

by Bernice Man, P4, SSHP Immediate Past President, Chicago State University College of Pharmacy

Most people know that physicians are required to complete a residency after medical school. However, outside of the... read more...

A New Spin on Student/Teacher Interaction: The Faculty Auction

by Taylor Hunt, P3, and Hannah Sheley, P3, SIUE School of Pharmacy

I know what you are thinking, but don’t judge it by the name; it truly is harmless. The faculty auction is... read more...

It’s a Small World After All

by Neha Kapur, P3, President, University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy - Rockford

Time and time again, I have heard the phrase “pharmacy is a small world.” Having spent a few years in the... read more...

Officers and Board of Directors

LINDA FRED  President 217-383-3253 linda.fred@carle.com MIKE FOTIS Immediate Past... read more...

Welcome New Members!

New Member Recruiter Regina Takamura Tina Zook Nilubol Cencula David Morrill Brieann... read more...

ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund (PAC) Contributors

Names below reflect donations between February 1, 2014 and February 1, 2015. Giving categories reflect each person's... read more...

Upcoming Events

Visit the ICHP Calendar for the most up-to-date events! Tuesday, February 10 & Thursday, February... read more...