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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: 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.


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

June 5th: PQAC Rules and New Inspection Process. Speaker: Cheryl Adams, PQAC Commissioner.

July 3rd: URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation. Speaker: Erica Diamantides, PharmD, MHA, BCPS; UW Medicine.

August 7th: USP 797 and 800 Review. Speaker: Annie Lambert, PharmD; Multicare Health System

September 4th : Pain and Opioids. Speaker: TBA


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:

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.  


•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.

more Calendar

Webinar: Let’s Get Serious About Nutrition!

Webinar: URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

Webinar: 2018 OSHA Training – Bloodborne Pathogens

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