Sullivan named Chief Pharmacy Officer
Feb. 17, 2023—Mark Sullivan, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, has been promoted from associate chief pharmacy officer to chief pharmacy officer.
Hayman named to lead new Shared Clinical Services Division
Nov. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt's Jim Hayman, MS, MBA, has been named to the newly created role of Executive Vice President for the Shared Clinical Services Division.
Pushing (anti-overdose) drugs
May. 23, 2022—An automated alert to encourage clinicians to coprescribe naloxone for patients at risk of opioid overdose increased naloxone prescriptions per opioid prescription 16-fold.
Gene variants and transplant drug dose
May. 9, 2022—Genotyping multiple enzymes that metabolize the immunosuppressive drug tacrolimus — common used for lung transplant recipients — is important for correct dosing of the drug, Vanderbilt researchers found.
MCE pharmacy now provides 24-hour, seven-day service
Oct. 27, 2021—by Jill Clendening To better serve patients and their families, the Medical Center East Pharmacy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has expanded its service hours and is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The outpatient pharmacy is on the second floor of Medical Center East, near the skywalk of Vanderbilt University...
Analysis seeks to better manage infection in dialysis patients
Apr. 1, 2021—Analysis seeks to better manage infection in dialysis patients
Foster receives service award from pharmacists association
Jan. 7, 2021—The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has awarded Nichole Foster, MBA, MEd, CPhT, director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Pharmacy Technicians Training Program, with a Distinguished Service Award.
THA honors VUMC efforts in remdesivir distribution
Oct. 14, 2020—A team of pharmacists and physicians from Vanderbilt University Medical Center that this spring took on statewide distribution of remdesivir, an urgently needed investigational drug for severely ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19, has received the President’s Award from the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA).
Collaborative pharmacy approach eases physician workload
May. 15, 2019—Thanks to a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement between the Transplant Pharmacy and Renal Transplant Clinic, physicians are spending less time authorizing prescriptions and more time with patients.
Pharmacy debuts self-serve kiosks for VUMC employees
Apr. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt employees will soon be able to bypass lines at the pharmacy counter and get their medications at a self-serve kiosk.
Heart failure “dashboard”
Jan. 5, 2017—A new computer algorithm developed at Vanderbilt could save billions of dollars in health care costs by identifying patients at risk for readmission after being hospitalized for heart failure.
Pharmacists group honors Sullivan
May. 12, 2016—Mark Sullivan, Pharm.D., MBA, executive director of Pharmacy Operations for Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).