Congratulations to the winners!

This is the inaugural year for the Pharmacy Vision awards, and we had more than 200 submissions.

Your recognition as an award winner speaks both to the crucial contributions of pharmacists to the health care industry and to the significance of your accomplishments. It is the essentialness of pharmacy practice and pharmacy practitioners that we will celebrate through the annual Vision awards.

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Excellence in Integrated Transformational Practice Award
Eric Tichy, Lance Oyen, Jeffrey Betcher and Elizabeth Ventresca, Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic, as evidenced by the scope of awards, highlights that there are a multitude of ways in which member organizations can demonstrate excellence across all dimensions of practice. 

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Executive Leadership Award
Debbie Simonson, Ochsner Health

Debbie innately knows the value of partnerships and how to use the right expertise and resources to better serve patients and front-line workers—especially in times of need.

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John Kim Strategic Sourcing Award
Crystal Tubbs, The Ohio State University Wexner
Medical Center

Crystal exemplifies excellence in pharmacy sourcing by successfully managing the pipeline of high-cost specialty medications, ongoing drug shortage challenges and constant pressures related to lowering reimbursements.

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Mark A. Johnson Analytics Award
David Aguero, Steve Pate, Ben Moore and Murad Hasan, Pharmacy Data Analytics Committee, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

By standardizing metrics and terminology across different systems, the team was able to visualize and model data to create unified reports that provide insight to the entire St. Jude medication use processes.

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Clinical Practice Award
Shirley Wong, Stephanie Hsia, Rose Pavlakos and Marilyn Stebbins, University of California San Francisco

The team at UCSF Health identified health disparities in blood pressure (BP) control in African American patients in the UCSF Primary Care practices in fiscal year 2021 and, in a collaborative effort, created a hypertension (HTN) registry.

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Innovation Award
Megan LaBreck, Maggie Sherry and Chelsea Roberts, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

In collaboration with EP providers, the team developed a pharmacist-led clinic to monitor patients requiring long term antiarrhythmic drug therapy.

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Managed Care Award
James Straub and Sarah Sarka, Lima Memorial Health System

James and Sarah collaborated with the Alluma account management and clinical teams to develop an approach that focused on driving growth in prescription fulfillment at their owned outpatient pharmacy while reducing overall pharmacy benefit expenses.

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Excellence in Network Sourcing and Aggregation Award
Rodrigo Giraldo, Elie Bahou, Mike Skafi, and Sophia Humphreys, Providence

The team at Providence envisioned a system-wide pharmacy network providing the most direct path to optimizing pharmacy operation performance across the entire organization.

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Excellence in Performance Improvement Award
Stephanie Ventrigilia, Neil Gilchrist, Jackie Breeds,  Elizabeth Radigan, Maichi Tran, Sue Stanczak and Stacey Sawyer, UMass Memorial Medical Center University, Memorial Prescription center teams

The UMass specialty pharmacy team members engaged with Vizient Pharmacy Advisory to develop a pro forma and business strategy for development of UMass retail and specialty pharmacy services.

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Professional Excellence Award
Bryan Neary, University of Rochester Medical System

Bryan envisioned and collaborated to reimagine internal requisitioning and distribution logistics for University of Rochester affiliated clinics, accounting for more than 200 cost centers serviced by a newly opened consolidated services center pharmacy.

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Public Policy Award
Erin Fox, University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics

Erin Fox is the primary voice of reason, encouragement and concern regarding the risks associated with a fragile supply chain for which limited transparency exists. She helped author the health system industry standard for advocacy and has been published throughout peer reviewed, clinical literature.

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