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KMC Receives CSHP’s Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award

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  • Written By: Samuel Salyer

Kern Medical Center was recently given the honor of receiving the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists award for Innovative Pharmacy Practice. In their recent press release announcing this year’s winner, the CSHP stated, “KMC has demonstrated the utilization of pharmacists in healthcare teams as providers as well as demonstrated excellence in making improvements to quality, care/service and cost.”

The press release also highlighted Kern Medical Center’s diabetes clinic, which is led by KMC pharmacists, stating:

“KMC’s pharmacist-led clinic fully leverages the training and expertise of the Advanced Practice Pharmacists, giving pharmacists full prescriptive authority to start, stop and adjust medications. Pharmacists also have the authority to perform patient assessments (foot exams, vitals, etc.), order lab tests, order exams and refer to primary care providers and specialists (podiatry, opthomalogist, etc.). KMC’s pharmacists have built relationships with the health plan and provider communities, generating overwhelming support and demand for services from non-pharmacy key players.”