Congratulations to the winners!

Congratulations to our second annual Vizient® Pharmacy Vision Awards winners!

Our winners are shining examples of those who push to bring their pharmacy department and team into the spotlight. We couldn’t be more proud that you are moving pharmacy forward! Thanks for all you do!

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Excellence in Executive Leadership
Christine Collins, Lifespan

Christine epitomizes the role of pharmacy leader and advocate. She is a trusted voice and respected for her insight and vision. Christine is on the cutting edge of pharmacy models as well as best practices and has been a consistent leader in pharmacy transformation and efficiency.

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Excellence in Integrated Transformational Practice
Matthew Groth and Curtis Haas, University of Rochester Medical Center

Curtis and Matthew accelerate delivery of high value care through alignment of cost, quality, and market performance across multiple aspects of pharmacy, supply chain, finance and patient care. They had led initiatives in excess of $20 million for the system.  

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Professional Excellence 
Tony Collins-Kwong, Allina Health

Tony has evolved the Allina Health 340B program, a complex system of 11 hospitals with multiple child sites. The 340B program has grown extensively for the relevant communities and delivered significant savings in FY21 under his leadership.

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Excellence in Network Sourcing & Aggregation
Molly Leber, LeeAnn Miller and Marina Yazdi, Yale New Haven Health

This team has delivered significant value to the network members through differentiated biosimilar strategy implementation resulting in over $50 million in value for the network.

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Excellence in Clinical Practice
Razan El Melik, Eric Matey, and Jessica Wright, Mayo Clinic

Eric, Jessica, Razan and the Mayo Clinic demonstrated excellence in clinical practice through the formation of a novel pharmacogenomics (PGx) program, leading to improved patient outcomes. The program supports >33,000 patients in the system, all of whom have pharmacogenomics test results available that trigger clinical decision support alerts within the electronic health record.

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Excellence in Innovation
Jon Hutchinson, Stephanie Kang, Kelsey Waier and Crystal Zhou, UCSF Health

Kelsey, Stephanie, Jonathan, Crystal and UCSF showed innovation and determination when developing and implementing creative solutions for COVID-19 vaccine administration to underserved populations. Through their planning, they were able to support the administration of 114,420 vaccinations in a 95-day period.

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Excellence in Managed Care
Claudia Koreny, TMC Health

Claudia 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 Performance Improvement
Marisa Mendoza and Ali-Reza Shah-Mohammadi, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Ali-Reza and Marisa completed a gap analysis focusing on a non-punitive response to errors within the institution and the Division of Pharmacy in response to the 2020 culture survey. Through this strong work, four key areas were identified, and a three-part ACPE-accredited educational series was developed for the leadership and staff.

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Excellence in Public Policy
Jacqueline Blake, Steph Luon, LeeAnn Miller, Marie Renauer and Amber Zaniewski, Yale New Haven Health

As leaders in pharmacy practice and governmental relations, the team collaborated to achieve the passage of a bill into law that enables pharmacists to engage in collaborative practice agreements (CPA). The new law grants caregiving institutions authority to outline policies for how pharmacists and clinicians engage in CPAs and removes the requirement for each patient to be individually referred by a clinician.

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John Kim Strategic Sourcing Award
Adam Ewald, Mayo Clinic

Adam drives exceptional value for his organization through Novaplus and Novaplus Enhanced supply programs and maximizes opportunities through consistent high compliance of over 90%. He has led over 30 contract initiatives and has been a significant contributor in expanding the Vizient Pharmacy Network by providing over $74 million in savings annually to its members.

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Mark A. Johnson Analytics Award
Trudi Lane, Mayo Clinic

Trudi not only led a team that has created a set of intelligence tools to assist Mayo Clinic providers with a patient’s social determinants of health, but also partnered with pharmacy informatics and pharmacy practice to support research and development of rules-based verification (RBV) of medication orders.  Trudi was essential in creating a transformative verification framework to assist pharmacists in the medication order verification process.

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Our 2021 inaugural winners

It is the essentialness of pharmacy practice and pharmacy practitioners that we will celebrate through the annual Vision awards. Access the full list of 2021 winner and their videos or listen to some of the recipient's podcasts below. 

Vizient Pharmacy Vision Awards: Mark A. Johnson excellence in pharmacy analytics
Dr. David Aguero, Director, Medication Systems and Informatics, and Dr. Ben Moore, Pharmaceutical Data Analytics Coordinator at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Vizient Pharmacy Vision Awards: excellence in clinical pharmacy practice
Dr. Shirley Wong, Clinical Program Pharmacist, and Dr. Stephanie Hsia, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at UCSF

Vizient Pharmacy Vision Awards - Excellence in Public Policy
Erin Fox, Senior Pharmacy Director at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics

Vizient Pharmacy Vision Awards: success story in innovation
Megan LaBreck, Antiarrhythmic Clinic Pharmacist at OhioHealth

 

 

2021 Vizient Pharmacy Vision Awards

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