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Health Systems Academy (HSA)

The continued growth and diversity of pharmacy practice is truly amazing! To meet the needs of it members WSPA has created several academies to allow special focus on unique practice areas. The WSPA Health-Systems Academy (HSA) was established in 2005 to meet the needs of pharmacists and technicians working in hospitals, clinics, and other health-systems areas. Health systems pharmacists in Washington have expressed interests in peer networking and professional development opportunities that are in line with their clinical practice setting. Delivering these opportunities to members will be the primary goals of the HSA. 

HSA Leadership: 

Immediate Past Chair: Chris Greer

Chair: Brent Bell 

Incoming Chair: Elaine Huang

Resident: Kevin Anderson


HSA is an affiliate of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
HSA includes the Health System Leadership Group - next meeting will be in spring 2018.


Join the Coversation! Click here to see the latest topic on the Health Systems Academy Forum!

Northwest Reception at ASHP Annual Meeting

Sunday December 3rd at 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Rosen Centre Hotel, Room Grand D

No RSVP needed, all are welcome! 



WSPA HSA Emergency Preparedness Resources  WSPA collated resources to help health systems develop emergency protocols and resources.


ASHP Shortages Page  This page is an excellent resource for reviewing ongoing and resolved drug shortages.  The page is frequently updated, and allows for announcements of shortages.


HSA Newsletter - New Edition
HSA Activities 

ASHP House of Delegates Washington Delegation

Washington Elected Delegates to the ASHP House of Delegates:

Rena Gosser 2017-2018

Cyndy Clegg 2017-2018

Steve Riddle (2018-2019)

Megan Willson (2018-2019)


View the ASHP Call for proposals.  Please work with one of our Washington elected Delegates in crafting a proposal for the house. 

HSA Presence at WSPA Meetings

The Health System Academy meets at the WSPA Annual Meeting each fall, and at the Northwest Pharmacy Convention in the Spring. This is an excellent time for sharing practice ideas and networking with colleagues. 

The HSA also hosts the Health System Leadership Meeting below. 

Health System Pharmacy Leadership Meeting

WSPA helps Hospital Pharmacy Leaders to meet, share ideas as solutions with their peers. The meetings are in the Fall and Spring each year.  For information on past meetings, including slides and handouts, please visit the Health System Pharmacy Leadership Meeting Page.

HSA Organization and Participation

The HSA recently elected its own Leadership Committee which includes four HSA members and one member of the WSPA Board of Directors. The Committee is charged with determining Academy needs and priorities and developing action plans that address these issues. The HSA Leadership Committee is currently working with ASHP and the WSPA Board of Directors to establish and maintain a formal affiliation.

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WSPA Legislative Day

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