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September 2016 - Vol.13 No. 9 - Page #1

While the size and scope of hospital pharmacies across the country vary significantly, the hierarchy of hospital pharmacy practitioners typically includes multiple managers and other staff with supervisory and decision-making responsibilities in addition to the director. Furthermore, future pharmacy leaders may just be getting started at entry level, yet possess obvious skill sets indicative of career growth. In both cases, we encourage all pharmacy directors to sign up their managers and supervisors for Pharmacy Purchasing & Products.

PP&P is free to all hospital pharmacy professionals, and while its content tends to speak to director-level practitioners, we feel exposing these management concepts to those who hope to someday step into a director’s role can only be beneficial in the long run.

It is entirely reasonable to feel at times as though your pharmacy is practicing in a bubble. As today’s clinical pharmacies incorporate novel technologies and prescient methodologies, many practitioners may feel alone on the frontier. This is why the concept of peer-to-peer sharing of information is so critical to the mission of PP&P. As such, we work with pharmacists at all levels of practice, from the cleanroom to the C suite. While we hope our peer-to-peer content reaches all hospital pharmacy directors, we want to speak to the future leaders also.

The demands facing hospital pharmacies today require constant vigilance of process and procedure, as well as a finger on the pulse of improvements and breakthroughs in technology and methodology. In order to do this, it is helpful to tap into perhaps the best resource you have—your own future leaders.

To sign up your future leaders for a free PP&P subscription, please visit It only takes a few moments and those moments will be well spent.

All the best,

R. Mitchell Halvorsen

P.S. We would like to congratulate David Boucher, RPh, the pharmacy supervisor at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Massachusetts. After participating in PP&P’s Generics survey, David was the randomly selected winner of a Fit Bit Alta. Congratulations David and a heartfelt thanks to all the pharmacy directors who participate in PP&P surveys—the data we collect helps establish practice benchmarks and provides you the chance to win a great prize!


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