For Immediate Release Contact: Allison McCrory, Marketing Manager
January 26, 2012 Comprehensive Pharmacy Services: 901-462-9078
Calais Regional Hospital Pharmacy Named 2011 Site of the Year for the Northeast Region
The Calais Regional Hospital Pharmacy was awarded the 2011 Site of the Year Award for the Northeast Region by Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS). The award was presented to CRH Pharmacist Becky Hansen, PharmD, during a senior management conference held in conjunction with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) mid-year trade show in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The CRH Pharmacy earned the 2011 Site of the Year Award by achieving an Operations Audit score of at least 85%, outstanding financial performance by meeting or exceeding budget, superior performance in regard to regulatory compliance as well as clinical success and maintaining good relationships with hospital administration. Marcus Baker, CPS Regional Vice President stated, “Pharmacy Director, Becky Hansen has done a remarkable job of living up to our company mission statement which requires us ‘to advance pharmacy practice, one patient at a time.’ It has been my pleasure to have Becky on both Calais Regional’s and CPS’s team these past 4 years. She continues to grow in her skills and abilities in meeting our objectives of quality patient and pharmaceutical care. The Pharmacy has advanced under Becky’s leadership and guidance to one that all can be proud of.”
“Becky is a true clinical resource who attends patient care rounds and works directly with physicians and nurses to assure CRH patients have the appropriate medication regimens while also being the only pharmacist in the house,” adds Cheryl Zwingman-Bagley, Chief Nursing Office at Calais Regional Hospital. “She and the entire Pharmacy team support the various departments of the hospital in their efforts to improve quality for our patients and staff.”
CPS is the nation’s largest pharmacy services provider, partnering with greater than 300 hospitals and health care facilities in 46 states (including D.C., Puerto Rico and the USVI) and employing over 1,600 pharmacy professionals. CPS’s Northeast Region is comprised of 16 hospital pharmacy operations across Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont and Michigan. (12 of these are located in Maine.).