Official Newsjournal of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

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How's this for an ICHP Throwback?
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Pharmacy Legislative Day 2005!
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ICHP Members taking in a Peoria Chiefs
game, an event hosted by the ICHP
Central Region
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President's Message

Discovery at a Local Affiliate Meeting

I attended a local affiliate continuing education (CE) meeting recently and was impressed by the quality of the speakers and Q&A that followed the presentation. There were three speakers who...
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Directly Speaking

Tech-Check-Tech: A Dream That Will Soon Come True!

I think we formed the first Tech-Check-Tech (don’t try to say that fast three times…you will fail) task force within ICHP back in the early 1990s. We even had a bill introduced in...
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History of Organized Hospital Pharmacy In Illinois: The 1970s

Editor’s Note: The June/July Keep Posted brought readers through the history of organized hospital pharmacy in... read more...

Congratulate ICHP on 50 Years

Celebrate with us The Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP) is celebrating 50 years of caring for... read more...

Meet Cassidy McDonald

Hi, my name is Cassidy McDonald, and I am currently a fourth year pharmacy student at University of Illinois College of... read more...

Meet Jamie Tidaback

Hi, my name is Jamie Tidaback and I’m a P-4 student at the University of Illinois at Chicago (Rockford campus). I... read more...

Register Now for the 2013 Annual Meeting

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING AND MEETING HIGHLIGHTS: Transplant 101 Lunch Symposium • Considerations for... read more...

Join Us for the Residency Showcase!

Saturday, September 21, 2013 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Held in conjunction with the ICHP Annual Meeting, September 19 - 21,... read more...

Board of Pharmacy Update

Highlights from the July Meeting

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

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

Medication Safety Pearl

Stepwise Implementation of Total Pharmacy Medication Reconciliation

by Jenan Eileen Dailey, PharmD; Christina Sun Hwa Choi, PharmD; Yen Yvonne Duong, PharmD; Deborah Rehder, PharmD

Introduction Medication reconciliation is the process of comparing a patient's medication orders to all of the... read more...

ICHPeople

Congratulations to ICHP President, Tom Westerkamp, and his wife, Diane, who welcomed their first grandchild in July!... read more...

The GAS From Springfield

The New Practice Act Rules Are Here! The New Practice Act Rules Are Here!

by Jim Owen and Scott Meyers

At the July 9th Illinois Board of Pharmacy meeting, the staff of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation... read more...

New Practitioners Network

Unmatched and Scrambled – The Story of How I Rebuilt My Residency Candidacy

by Robin Carney, PharmD, PGY-1 Resident, Franciscan Health Systems, Tacoma, WA

There I was, Match Day 2012, with my choice programs ranked and my hopes high. This was the moment I had waited for and... read more...

Welcoming Midwestern University’s ICHP E-Board!

President, Janey Yu – This past year, I served as the President-Elect and am excited to be the incoming President... read more...

Student Leadership Development at ASHP 2013 Summer Meeting

by Alex Mersch, P-2, SSHP President, Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy, and Stephen Jankovic, P-2, SSHP Vice President, Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy

The Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy believes constant training in... read more...

Practice Makes Perfect

by RaeAnn Hirschy, PS-3, SSHP Treasurer, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, College of Pharmacy

The world of pharmacy is ever changing. I, like most of the public, had little idea growing up what was included in the... read more...

What…Canines are on Campus!?

by Ann Ryan, PS-2, ICHP Mental Wellness Chair, University of Illinois College of Pharmacy at Rockford

Recently, the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP) student division at the College of Pharmacy in... read more...

Officers and Board of Directors

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

Welcome New Members!

New Members Recruiter Katerina Anastasiou     Nicole Rabs Alby Jacob Brenton... read more...

ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund (PAC) Contributors

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

Upcoming Events

Visit the ICHP Calendar for the most up-to-date events! Friday, August 9Ballots DUE! NISHP Elections Friday,... read more...