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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 - check the calendar for future dates.

Health System Academy Tuesday Topics Podcasts:

The Health System Academy has our own podcast! Each episode is released the first Tuesday of the month! 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 Tuesday Topics Podcast. You soon will be able to subscribe and stream the podcast through most streaming platforms!   


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

Take a look through the Academy Newsletter Archives

•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: There’s More Than Just CBD: Updates in the Management of Seizures in Children

Webinar: 2019 OSHA Training – Bloodborne Pathogens

Webinar: Current USP 795 Standards for Community Pharmacy

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