President's Message

The President's Message

It is truly an honor for me to be the 47th ICHP President. I thank you for electing me to serve you and most importantly our profession. Before I begin, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge some very important people in my life, personally and ... Read More

The Marathon Year for Me Is Over

And what a year it has been. I have been so honored and humbled over the past year to serve as the President of this great organization. I want to send my true thanks to Scott Meyers, who has helped guide my year, and all of the staff at ICHP, the Exec... Read More

Healthcare Reform: The Ultramarathon

The road to implementing a transformation in health care will be extremely long and difficult. We will encounter numerous ups and downs, sharp curves, and turbulent times before it is all said and done. While I can’t predict how our ‘health... Read More

2010 Keynote Address - SIUE Pinning Ceremony

Good morning everyone. Thank you so much for the opportunity to be part of the 2010 SIUE pinning ceremony. I always welcome an opportunity to come back to downstate Illinois where I spent three very enjoyable years working and developing long-lasting p... Read More

The Race to Expand Residency Programs

As I compose the President’s Message for the April KeePosted, we are completing our interviews for residency positions at Froedtert. For the upcoming 2010-2011 year, our program has once again expanded and will accept 10 residents (7 PGY1 residen... Read More

A Race to Change - Focus on Medication Safety

Having recently returned from the 2009 ASHP Midyear meeting, I find myself more focused on the importance of medication safety than ever before. I had the opportunity to attend the Opening Session given by charismatic actor Dennis Quaid (yes, the actor... Read More

2009 Leadership Retreat - A Run Away Success

The 2009 ICHP Leadership Retreat took place November 13-15 at the Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Monticello, Illinois. Over 40 leaders from across the state, including one Wisconsin resident (me), took part in this highly successful event. The ... Read More

Inaugural Address

Before I begin, I would like to take a moment of silence to remember those ICHP members, friends and family we have lost this year. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.It is with great honor and humility that I stand before you today as the 46th Pre... Read More

Now Is The Time To Be Active

As I write this President’s Message, the 2009 baseball season has reached the half way point, and soon we will know who won the All Star game for this year. Just as the baseball players have a break in their schedule, I am fortunate to be abl... Read More

President's Message

This past weekend a pharmacist friend and I watched the Michigan football game where Purdue beat Michigan 48- 42. My friend was in a great mood given that Michigan had now lost five games in a row and would break their string of consecutive post season... Read More

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