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SWOSU Pharmacy Professor & Mercy Health Center Employee Win Prestigious Award

February 9, 2009

Dr. Edna Patatanian and Burl Beasley
Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy Associate Professor Dr. Edna Patatanian (left) and Burl Beasley of Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City recently received a prestigious award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The pair received the 10th annual ASHP Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy for their program entitled "Pharmacist Medication Profile Review to Decrease Hazardous Falls and Improve Patient Quality of Care as Part of a Pharmacy Fall Prevention Program." They were honored at the recent 43rd ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy Associate Professor Dr. Edna Patatanian recently received a prestigious award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Patatanian and Burl Beasley of Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City were selected to receive the 10th annual ASHP Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy for their program entitled  "Pharmacist Medication Profile Review to Decrease Hazardous Falls and Improve Patient Quality of Care as Part of a Pharmacy Fall Prevention Program."

They were honored at the recent 43rd ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition.

The award program is a national competition that recognizes innovation and outstanding leadership in health system pharmacy. ASHP has fostered the development of innovative pharmacy practices and services and developed this award program to recognize those outstanding practitioners in health-system pharmacy who have successfully implemented innovative systems that improve the quality of patient care and demonstrate best practices in health system pharmacy.

The 2008 award program was sponsored by Amgen. There were 45 applications submitted nationwide, and Patatanian and Beasley were one of six recipients selected for the award. They were honored at the conference, which attracted over 20,000 attendees world-wide, and they presented their program at a poster reception.

The ASHP has over 30,000 members.  

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