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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. 

WSPA HSA Leadership: 

Immediate Past Chair: Brent Bell 
Chair: Elaine Huang
Incoming Chair: Michael Li
Resident: Michael Wong, Admin Resident from UWMC

Angela Nguyen, student member at WSU

Ananya Murali, student member at UW


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.


New! Health System Academy Tuesday Topics Webinars:

Mark your calendar for the first Tuesday of each month at noon! Bring your lunch for learning and sharing. The WSPA HSA hosts these monthly webinars to update WSPA members on timely topics for health system pharmacy practitioners. Presenters will give a presentation, then webinar attendees will be invited to ask questions, contribute their experience and actively participate. No charge to participate, but you need to be a WSPA member. No CE provided. 


Upcoming Topics

Precepting Styles and Pearls: Speakers: Chris Greer, from St. Lukes who has received the Preceptor of the Year Award in 2006, 2015 and 2018 as well as the AACP Master Preceptor Recognition in 2015; and Jeff Purcell, PharmD at Harborview Medical Center who received the WSPA's Bill Mueller Outstanding Mentor Award in 2018, and  the 2018 Certificate of Merit from UW. 


WSPA members login (in the upper right hand corner of the page) then click here to register.

Membership expired? Visit the membership page to renew your membership today!


Washington Elected Delegates to the ASHP House of Delegates:

Roger Woolf (2019-2020)

Cyndy Clegg (2019-2020)

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.  


•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

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

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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