Pharmacy receives national award for Innovative Best Practices

The Department of Pharmacy at UNC Hospitals has been recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) with a National Best Practices Award. UNC is one of six recipients of this award nationally.

Pharmacy receives national award for Innovative Best Practices click to enlarge From left, leaders in the Department of Pharmacy at UNC Hospitals, including Brett Crisp, Ed Smith, Bob Granko, Stephen Eckel, Rowell Daniels, and Scott Savage.

The award is given annually to pharmacy practitioners who demonstrate leadership in enhancing patient care and other areas of pharmacy practice and who have successfully created and carried out those innovative approaches to improve the delivery of patient care within their health systems. View all of the winners here.

The award winning project from UNC Hospitals was titled, "Development, implementation, and impact of a comprehensive, patient-centered, medical service based pharmacy practice model." 

“We are truly proud of the significant effort by our entire department of pharmacy in the delivery of quality patient care," said Rowell Daniels, Director of the UNC Hospitals Department of Pharmacy. This award is a testament to our dedication and commitment.”

Pharmacists involved with the submission of the application were Stephen F. Eckel, PharmD, MHA; Robert P. Granko, PharmD, MBA; Scott Savage, PharmD, MS; Brett Crisp, PharmD, MS; Edwin Smith, PharmD, MBA; and Rowell Daniels, PharmD, MS.

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