During the TPA Annual Convention in July 2017, the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP), a Society of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association, honored two individuals and one health-system pharmacies for their accomplishments and commitment to excellence. Congratulations! We appreciate your dedication to health-system pharmacy and the patients you serve!
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|Health-System Distinguished Service Award
|Michael W. Farrell
|Health-System Pharmacy Technician of the Year
|Chasity M. Shelton
|Health-System Pharmacist of the Year
|Methodist University Hospital, Memphis
|Health-System Pharmacy Residency Program of the Year
Health-System Distinguished Service Award
Trent Beach, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, of Franklin, Tennessee, was recently recognized by the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) and the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) with the 2017 Health-System Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Beach is recognized for his sustained service and accomplishments in a career spanning more than 20 years in health-system pharmacy practice, as well as his extensive contributions, innovations, and enhancements to patient care through the profession of pharmacy. Dr. Beach’s service to the profession of pharmacy includes the training and mentoring of countless student pharmacists and pharmacy practice residents. He has also made a tremendous positive impact on pharmacy practice and the advancement of pharmacists as health care providers through his role as Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services with Community Health Systems (CHS) Professional Services Corporation.
Health-System Pharmacy Technician of the Year
Michael W. “Mike” Farrell, CPhT, of Columbia, Tennessee, was recently honored with the 2017 Health‐System Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award by the Tennessee Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (TSHP), a society of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA). Farrell is the first recipient of this award, established in 2017 to recognize exemplary pharmacy technician practice.
Farrell is a Clinical Project Manager at Community Health Systems in Franklin, TN, where he has served as project manager on numerous projects, is the point of contact for nearly 160 facilities on complex projects and initiatives, and provides multiple committees and councils with unique ideas and perspectives to help drive the organization’s development. He directly educates and trains pharmacy residents during their orientation phase, serves as a mentor, and provides guidance for them throughout the course of their training.
Farrell’s demonstrated leadership abilities, combined with his superior technical abilities and his grasp on the operations of a large health system, allow him to provide creative solutions and ideas that have greatly benefited Community Health Systems in many ways.
Health-System Pharmacist of the Year
Chasity M. Shelton, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, of Cordova, TN, was recently recognized by the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) and Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) as the 2017 Health-System Pharmacist of the Year. The award is presented annually to a pharmacist who has made significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy and health-system practice and has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities.
Dr. Shelton serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Through a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Dr. Shelton has been instrumental in leading efforts to establish and expand Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Clinical Pharmacy Services as a vital member of the health care team. Her practice site involving NICU clinical pharmacy services is an important training site for post-graduate pharmacy residents and student pharmacists. Dr. Shelton has also made significant improvements related to expansion of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at her practice site. Her work around this practice focus has resulted in significant research, numerous publications, and advancements in clinical training. Dr. Shelton continues to dedicate herself to the care of hospitalized children, as well as the training and education of pharmacists and student pharmacists.
Health-System Pharmacy Residency Program of the Year
Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, under the direction of residency program director, Jennifer Twilla, PharmD, BCPS, was recently recognized by the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) and Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) for its first-year post-graduate residency program as the 2017 Tennessee Health-System Residency Program of the Year. This award is given annually to a residency program in Tennessee which has demonstrated sustained services and contributions in the area of health-system pharmacy practice, such as changes in practice at the institution, innovative research, and/or residency project publications.
Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, has experienced tremendous success through their pharmacy practice residency program. Since 2010, 80% of post-graduate year one (PGY1) residency graduates have continued their training and completed post-graduate year two (PGY2) residencies. Additionally, 78% of Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, residency graduates have earned board certification in their respective areas of practice. During this time, residents have authored 35 publications that have been published in reputable pharmacy and medical journals across a spectrum of practice topics, and a total of 47 posters have been presented at various national pharmacy meetings.