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Health Systems Academy (HSA)

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. The mission of the HSA is to Connect health-system pharmacy team members with relevant health-system issues to advance patient care.


WSPA HSA Leadership: 

Immediate Past Chair:  Elaine Huang, PharmD

Chair: MIchael Li, PharmD, MHA
Incoming Chair: Erica Diamantides, PharmD, MHA
PGY1 Resident: Cole Dawson, PharmD

PGY2 Resident: Derek Pohlmeyer, PharmD

UW Student representative: Darsi Tuttle
WSU Student: Alanda Barash


HSA is an affiliate of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
HSA includes the Health System Leadership Group - check the calendar for future dates.

Health System Academy Podcasts:

The Health System Academy has our own podcast! The WSPA HSA Podcasts are discussions with interesting pharmacy professionals on topics relevant to Health System pharmacy professionals. No charge to stream or download, but you should support the creation of these through your membership to WSPA.


Click here to stream, download and subscribe to the Podcast. You can also stream, download and subscribe to the podcast through streaming platforms. 


Washington Elected Delegates to the ASHP House of Delegates:

Karen White, PharmD, BCACP (2020-2021)
Susan Teil Boyer, MS, RPh, FASHP (2020-2021)
Roger Woolf, PharmD, FASHP (2019-2020)
Cyndy Clegg, RPh, MHA(2019-2020) 



-See information on Virtual Residency Showcases and Informational Sessions for Residencies in our region

Washington State Poison Control Center NEW Recommendation for Using Higher Dose NAC for APAP Toxicity and Introduction Letter and recorded Webinar

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

Take a look through the Academy Newsletter Archives

•Join the Conversation! Clickhere 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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