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Amanda Locke is 2017's Pharmacist of the Year!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Janet Anderson
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Dr. Locke is the Ambulatory Pharmacy Manager for the Clinic 
pharmacist team and medication use management projects at Virginia Mason Medical Center. She is a graduate of Purdue University, completed a general PGY1 residency program with Providence Health and Service in Portland, OR and a Health Administration PGY2 program with Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Amanda and her team of 20 clinic pharmacist providers support six departments at eight different locations with clinical pharmacy services. She currently practices within the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation clinic in downtown Seattle.  In addition to her clinical work, Amanda is part of the organizational group responsible for ambulatory quality metrics and partners with contracted payer groups on process improvement. She is currently serving a three year leadership term in the Ambulatory Care Academy, which she helped to initiate, and is an Associate Professor with the University of Washington. Dr. Locke has set the stage for improved and advanced pharmacy practice in the Ambulatory Setting. She has led in development of quality metrics modeled after those used in medicine, and openly shared these techniques with colleagues in Washington State. She also was fundamental to our profession understanding how to bill as providers of patient care services. Her drive and passion for advancing our practice is a model for us all. 

The Pharmacist of the Year Award honors pharmacists who possess qualities of excellence in routine practice and association activities, is an exemplary role model, and who has contributed to the service and skill of WSPA during the 
past year.

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