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2020 TSHP Award Recipients

TSHP-Logo-greenWeb On June 20, during TPA’s 2020 Virtual Summer Meeting (June 18-21), the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP), a Society of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association, will honor the following individuals and entities for their accomplishments and commitment to excellence. Congratulations! We appreciate your dedication to health-system pharmacy and the patients you serve!

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Please click on the names below to learn more about TSHP’s 2020 award winners!

Joyce E. Broyles Distinguished Service Award
Justin Griner Pharmacist of the Year
Hope Ballard Presley Pharmacy Technician of the Year
CHI Memorial Hospital (Chattanooga) Innovative Health-System Pharmacy Practice of the Year
VA-Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Residency Programs Residency Program of the Year

Joyce Broyles
JOYCE E. BROYLES, PharmD, MS, MHA, BCNSP, DPLA

Distinguished Service Award

Joyce E. Broyles, PharmD, MS, BS, of Memphis, Tennessee, was recently recognized by the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP), a Society of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA), with the TSHP 2020 Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Broyles graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 1988 with highest honors.  She is the Manager and Clinical Specialist of Infectious Disease and Nutrition at Methodist Healthcare and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy (Memphis), Union University College of Pharmacy (Jackson, TN) and University of Mississippi College of Pharmacy (University, MS).  At Methodist Healthcare, she has developed and implemented numerous education programs for student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists.  Dr. Broyles has been a preceptor for many years and won the University of Tennessee Preceptor of the Year Award in 2006. She is a member of several Methodist Healthcare committees, including the Infection Prevention Committee and the Environment of Care Committee.  Her list of published articles and professional presentations is both extensive and impressive.  Besides TPA and TSHP, Dr. Broyles is an active member in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and several honor societies.

Dr. Broyles is a valued contributor to pharmacy, as seen by her years of dedication to her patients and to educating current and future pharmacy professionals.  One person stated, “She works harder than any person I know and touches countless projects, and always improves them through her involvement.”

Joyce and her husband, Larry, live in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Health-System Distinguished Service award recognizes sustained service and accomplishment for a career of 20 or more years in the pharmacy profession.  It is presented to a pharmacist who has made significant contributions in health-system pharmacy practice, research and/or publications; implemented innovative approaches to practice; and achieved professional standing in the community and health-system practice. TPA and TSHP congratulate Dr. Joyce E. Broyles for her outstanding work and contributions to patient care and pharmacy practice.

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Justin Griner
JUSTIN GRINER, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist of the Year

Justin Griner, PharmD, BCPS, of Cordova, Tennessee, was recently recognized by the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP), a Society of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA), as the 2020 Health-System Pharmacist of the Year.

Dr. Griner graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 2013 and then went on to complete a pharmacy practice residency at Methodist University Hospital. Dr. Griner currently serves as an emergency department clinical pharmacist at Regional One Health at Memphis and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Transitional Science at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Pharmacy.

At the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Dr. Griner has worked with the pharmacy and emergency departments to make significant reductions in opioid use. He has presented lectures and posters at numerous meetings and was published in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Griner has worked to serve his profession as a member of multiple TPA and TSHP Committees, serving as Co-Chair of the TPA Legislative and Regulatory Committee and Chair of the TSHP Strategic Planning Committee. He also serves as a delegate to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, where he is also a member. In addition, Dr. Griner serves as a faculty advisor for Generation Rx, an organization at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy that focuses on preventing the misuse of prescription medication.

Dr. Griner, his wife, Katie, and their daughter, Elizabeth, live in Cordova, where he is a Bible School teacher at Highland Church in Memphis.

The Health-System Pharmacist of the Year award is presented to a pharmacist who has made significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy and health-system practice. This award recognizes the development and implementation of advanced health-system pharmacy practice programs, research, and/or publications; personal enrichment endeavors through specialized training and advanced degrees; and demonstrated leadership qualities. TPA and TSHP congratulate Dr. Justin Griner for his outstanding work and contributions to patient care and pharmacy practice.

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Hope Ballard Presley
HOPE BALLARD PRESLEY, BS, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician of the Year

Hope Ballard Presley, BS, CPhT, of Cookeville, Tennessee, was recently recognized by the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP), a Society of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA), as the 2020 TSHP Pharmacy Technician of the Year.

Mrs. Presley is the Pharmacy Technician Program Director at the Fortis Institute in Cookeville, TN, where she has worked since 2009.  She is a Sterile Compounding Instructor, a past Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC) board member, and a Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC) member.  She serves as a Guest Surveyor for the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP) and travels across the nation to help other pharmacy technician programs gain ASHP accreditation.

Mrs. Presley is a resource to her students during class and for years after graduation and encourages them to be involved in the future path of pharmacy through associations and organizations that impact the profession. Her contributions to pharmacy are represented by her passion for educating and training highly skilled pharmacy technicians. She continuously looks to improve what she can bring to the classroom to ensure her students receive the highest level of preparation to confidently enter any pharmacy practice.  Currently, Mrs. Presley and her fellow instructors are planning to earn their Advanced Certified Pharmacy Technician Credential (CPhT-Adv), a new credential which will be available later this year from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

Hope lives in Cookeville with her husband Kevin, daughter Eila Rose, and dogs, Dudley and Langley.

Pharmacy technicians provide essential support to pharmacists and enhance the delivery of patient care and services. This award is presented to an individual who exercises exemplary pharmacy technician practice. TPA and TSHP congratulate Mrs. Presley for her outstanding work and contributions to patient care and pharmacy practice.

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CHI MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (CHATTANOOGA)

Innovative Health-System Pharmacy Practice of the Year

CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, led by Karen Babb, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy, was recently recognized by the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP), a Society of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA), as the 2020 Tennessee Innovative Health-System Pharmacy Practice of the Year. This award is given annually to a pharmacy staff whose efforts have raised the level of pharmacy services through development of clinical services, advanced drug distribution, and extended outpatient services, or that has implemented pharmacy practice advancements in the last two years.

The pharmacy staff at CHI Memorial Hospital has played an instrumental role in developing and implementing new practices at the hospital to better serve patients. They have changed protocols to place pharmacists at the patient’s bedside after a stroke, in order to start medications faster, which helps the outcomes for the patient. CHI Memorial Hospital also now has an oncology stewardship program in which the pharmacist ensures that the chemo given to a patient is appropriate and provides education to the patient on what to expect. Lastly, the pharmacy team has also helped decrease the opioid usage in the emergency department by 30% and is going to implement a pain stewardship consultation service in which the prescriber and the pharmacist work closely together to help manage pain for the patient.

TSHP and TPA congratulate CHI Memorial Hospital, as well as Dr. Karen Babb and the pharmacy team at CHI, for their outstanding work and contributions to patient care and pharmacy practice.

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VA-Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Residency Programs
VA – TN VALLEY HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Program Director: Jennifer R. Bean, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Residency Program of the Year

The VA-Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Residency Program in Nashville, Tennessee, was recently recognized by the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP), a Society of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA), as the 2020 TSHP Residency Program of the Year for its post-graduate residency programs.

The VA-Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Residency Program has experienced tremendous success in expanding pharmacist-provided primary care services. In the past two years, the Residency Program has helped start an HIV PrEP clinic, a spinal cord injury clinic, and a resistant hypertension group clinic. They have also seen an expansion of services for pain and mental health through utilization of telehealth services, transitions of care services in mental health and substance use disorder, and on the women’s mental health clinical team. The pharmacists-led buprenorphine clinic was recognized by the Clinical Pharmacy Program Office as the Mental Health/Pain/Substance Use Disorder Strong Practice Competition Winner. These services have helped solidify the role of pharmacists in the VA-Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.

Residents in the program have had the opportunity to sit on the clinical pharmacy practice office subject matter expert groups and are involved in TPA and TSHP committee work. They also participate in state and national level didactic presentations, posters, journal clubs, and patient information development. The VA-Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Residency Program, under the direction of Chief of Pharmacy, M. Kyle Phillips, PharmD, BCPS, includes one PGY1 and four PGY2 programs. The current residency program directors are: PGY1 and PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy, Jennifer Bean, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP; PGY2 Ambulatory Care, Ragheb Bishoy, PharmD, BCACP, CACP, and Timothy C. Morgan, PharmD; PGY2 Cardiology, Emily Young, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP; and PGY2 Pain, Timothy Atkinson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE.

This award is given annually to a pharmacy residency program in Tennessee that has demonstrated sustained services and contributions to health-system pharmacy practice, such as changes in practice at the institution, innovative research, and/or residency project publications. TSHP and TPA congratulate the VA-Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Residency Program, as well as Dr. Jennifer Bean and their team, for their outstanding work and contributions to patient care and pharmacy practice.

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