Official Newsjournal of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

ICHP KeePosted

President’s Message

Communicate and Be Heard

Directly Speaking

Board Certification: The Great Equalizer

New Practitioners Network

Are you Getting the Most out of Your ICHP Membership?

Pediatric Medication Safety:

Standardizing Weight-Based Dosing During Order Entry

President's Message

Roses and Thorn Bushes

“We can complain that a rose bush has thorns, or we can rejoice that a thorn bush has roses” - Abraham LincolnI love that quote. It resonates in my brain as I drive along I-55 and...
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Directly Speaking

Compounded Sterile Preparations: What’s in Your Pharmacy?

Compounded sterile preparations continue to make the news these days with more recalls from small outsourcing pharmacies around the country, a grand jury determining if criminal charges are...
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Following the Path for Patient Care

by Trish Wegner, ICHP Vice President Professional Services

What is the mantra of each healthcare provider? It is to do what’s right for the patient. In pursuit of that vision... read more...

History of Organized Hospital Pharmacy In Illinois: ICHP Is Formed

Editor’s Note: Last month’s Keep Posted brought readers through the history of organized hospital pharmacy in... read more...

Practicing at the Top of Your Profession

by Phil Burgess, RPh, Chairperson, Illinois State Board of Pharmacy

The title of this article may be somewhat of a new term to you, but I assure you that it will be a concept that you will... read more...

ICHP Creates the Amy Lodolce Mentorship Award

Amy Lodolce was a University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy faculty member who touched the lives of pharmacy... read more...

It’s Kind of Like ICHP’s Rookie of the Year!

New Practitioner Leadership Award Nominees Sought

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

The Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists established the New Practitioner Leadership Award to recognize an... read more...

The GAS from Springfield

So Far, So Good on the Legislative Front!

by Jim Owen and Scott Meyers

We may have just jinxed ourselves with the title of this issue’s column but it is, so far, so good!  The 7th... read more...

Leadership Profile

Carol Heunisch, PharmD, BCPS, ICHP Secretary-Elect

Full name and Credentials:Carol Heunisch, PharmD, BCPSWhere did you go to pharmacy school?The University of Illinois at... read more...

Educational Affairs

Brief Abstracts of the Winning Poster Presentations and the Selected Platform Presentations for the ICHP / MSHP 2013 Spring Meeting

ICHP Original Poster Winner TITLE: Management of Clostridium difficile infections and the effects of protocol regulated... read more...

ICHPeople

Congratulations to ICHP member Connie M. Larson whose publication (with co-author Deb Saine), Medication Safety... read more...

Lights, Camera, Pharmacy Action

by Alexandra Habanek, P2 Student, ICHP Student Representative, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

We iron our white coats, review our legislation notes, and step into the spotlight in Springfield, Illinois. Such an... read more...

Becoming the Change

by Megan Herman, P2, SSHP Fundraising Chair, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy

At our last meeting, we had a guest speaker come to talk to us about the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative. The speaker... read more...

Learning More about the Indian Health Service

by Elizabeth Philip, P-2, SSHP Webmaster, Chicago State University-College of Pharmacy

Like many other pharmacy students, I really did not know much about the Indian Health Service (IHS). When I heard that a... read more...

Officers and Board of Directors

TOM WESTERKAMP President224-948-1528 tom_westerkamp@baxter.comCHRIS RIVERS Immediate Past President Chairman, Nominations... read more...

Welcome New Members!

New Members Recruiter Manvi Kundu Xiao Yuan Nitika Agarwal Brittany Bowers Jieun Roh Michael... read more...

ICHP PHARMACY ACTION FUND (PAC) Contributors

Contributions listed consist of donations from the past 12 months.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY GUILD - $1000 & More    Scott BergmanDan CiarrachiKevin ColganEdward DonnellyAndrew... read more...