ICHP is developing a network of members from hospitals and health system facilities to serve as a “point person” or “Champion” for the organization. The purpose of these Champions is to help ICHP improve the delivery of high quality services to its members; recruit, expand and retain members; and better connect the organization to the membership.
ICHP Profile - Alicia Juska, ICHP Champion at Swedish Covenant Hospital "Being an active member of ICHP allows you to build a network of pharmacists with whom you can share ideas in order to learn about the profession, what is new, and what challenges are facing us in the future. Also, it is fun to reconnect with friends from school or previous colleagues working at other organizations." - Alicia
ICHP Profile - Jennifer Splawski, ICHP Champion at NorthShore University Health System-Glenbrook "I think it’s very important to give back to the profession. When I was a student, I had fabulous mentors who made me who I am today. I wanted to give back to the profession in the same way that my mentors did. In addition, by being part of a professional organization, we have an opportunity to create change. It is easier to create change with a body of like-minded people than it is as an individual. Lastly, networking is also important in pharmacy. Opportunities are not as plentiful as they once were and networking with people who have more experience than you can provide countless opportunities." -Jennifer
ICHP Profile - Dave Lamb, ICHP Champion at OSF Saint Anthony "I think I owe it to my profession to be involved professionally in the organization and to support the organization. The benefits of being involved are being able to support and advocate for the profession, opportunity for continuing education, and having a voice to express an opinion of the needs of the profession." - Dave
Champion Live Programming
All sessions are half hour and worth 0.5 CEUs. Programs and CPE Instructions for our most recent and upcoming programs below.
Thursday, May 23, 1019 - 12:00 noon
Topic: MERINO trial: Effect of Piperacillin/tazobactam vs Meropenem on 30-day Mortality in Patients with E. Coli or Klebsiella pneumoniae Bloodstream infection and Ceftriaxone Resistance
Speaker: Ilya Rybakov, PharmD
Target Audience: Health System Pharmacists
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 12:00 noon
Topic: Illinois Healthcare Legislation
Speaker: Christopher Crank, PharmD, MS, BCPS AQ ID
Promoting an ICHP Champions Webinar at Your Facility
Listen to Champion, Ed Rainville, talk about how easy it is to set up a webinar for your location. Webinars are held live at noon on the webinar day and are at a minimum every other month but sometimes monthly when we offer technician focused presentations. All webinars are recorded so you can show past webinars at your institution at any time of day as home study.
Hear directly from ICHP Champion, Don Ferrill, how to organize and promote an ICHP Champions Webinar at your facility.
Resources Available to Champions
Regular membership lists of members from your institution (monthly or upon request)
Monthly ICHP news updates to post on institution bulletin board.
Access to a dedicated volunteer member of ICHP’s Division of Marketing Affairs to respond to questions or concerns.
Access to a dedicated ICHP staff member to respond to questions or concerns.
PDF files of all meeting registration forms e-mailed directly to you in advance of release to general membership. Use to post or distribute to colleagues.
PDF membership brochure for rapid recruitment of new staff at your facility.
Advanced notice of any special campaigns for member recruitment or retention.
Champions will receive recognition from their peers by receiving name badge ribbons at all meetings that designate their special status. Champions will be introduced at meetings and a current roster of names will be published in KeePosted and on the ICHP Website. Champions will earn the commensurate recruitment bonus in ICHP Bucks for each new member recruited.