BJC Healthcare awarded ASHP medication safety award

December 10, 2013

BJC Healthcare this week received the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ 2013 Excellence in Medication Use Safety award.

BJC Healthcare this week received the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ (ASHP) 2013 Excellence in Medication Use Safety award.

The award, presented during ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando, Fla., recognizes a pharmacist-led team for implementing medication-safety improvements. The Cardinal Health Foundation sponsors it.

“BJC Healthcare and the two finalist organizations tackled tough challenges that confront every hospital and health system in the United States,” said Stephen Allen, ASHP Foundation’s CEO and executive vice president. “In administering this awards program, the ASHP Foundation seeks to share the success stories of the recipient and finalists so health professionals and healthcare executives across the country can benefit and learn from their experiences.”

BJC Healthcare will receive $50,000 from ASHP Foundation. Kaiser Permanente Southern California and VA Sierra Pacific Network in Reno, Nevada will each receive $10,000.

BJC Healthcare, of St. Louis, was recognized for using automation to detect severe hypoglycemia.