Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists



"Thank you for visiting the Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists' website!  AAHP is an organization that works to support Arkansas pharmacists, residents, students, and technicians working in hospitals or health-systems through advocacy, mentorship, education, and leadership.  Our mission is provide resources that improve patient care and safety.  If you have not done so already, we invite you to join our efforts!"  

-- Brandy Owen, PharmD, AAHP President 2017-2018


Our Mission:  To represent our members by providing leadership and support in the promotion of pharmaceutical care.  AAHP serves its membership by pursuing common goals; through representation to private and public agencies and to the other health care organizations; and by promoting pharmacy as an essential component of the health care team.


2017 Fall Seminar Online Registration:
Registration is now open for the 2017 AAHP Fall Seminar. Visit the Fall Seminar page to get registered or for more information.

2017 Fall Seminar Award Nominations:
Nominations are now open for the 2017 AAHP Fall Seminar Awards. The Awards include Manager of the Year, Clinician of the Year, Residency Preceptor of the Year, New Practitioner of the Year, Staff Pharmacist of the Year, Technician of the Year, and Student of the Year. Award recipients must be actively practicing pharmacy in a health system setting in the state of Arkansas. For more information or to nominate someone you think deserves to be recognized, click this link.

2017 Poster Session:
Consider submitting your original scholarly work to be presented in poster format at the 2017 Fall Seminar. For complete details, including instructions for submission, click here. The deadline for abstract submission is September 15, 2017.


Ballots for ASHP President and Board of Directors were counted recently and the following individuals were elected:

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, Kentucky

Board of Directors-Elect:
Department of Veterans Affairs Clinical Pharmacy Practice Office, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Brown Bag Medication Check-Up
- Video
Patient Education Flyer


Member Perspectives from a Recent Joint Commission Survey Webinar
Tuesday March 28, 2017, 1:00-2:00PM EDT
The beginning of 2017 brought forward revisions to The Joint Commission's (TJC) survey processes and standards, namely the launch of the new Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) matrix and Antimicrobial Stewardship standards. This webinar will highlight the experience of a large academic medical center that recently completed a TJC survey, and will provide details from that experience as it pertains to pharmacy departments and services. ASHP member ID number is required to register. Click here to verify your ASHP membership ID number.

Presented by:

Rick Couldry, M.S., B.S.Pharm., FASHP
Chair, ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers
Executive Director, Pharmacy Services at The University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, KS

Korby Lathrop, Pharm.D., M.S.
Assistant Director of Pharmacy Informatics and Medication Safety
The University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, KS 

Click here to get registered for this webinar.


ASHP has new public service announcement on the value of pharmacists.
Below are the YouTube video link and script for ASHP’s new public service announcement video on the value of pharmacists. 

YouTube link:

Script for: “Who’s the Medication Expert in the White Coat?” video

This can be deployed in any number of ways-- to patients, caregivers, a hospital/health system’s PR department for external promotion or via internal channels like the patient education channels, in waiting rooms, in an outpatient pharmacy, etc.  It is also a fantastic communication to educate the C-suite about pharmacists’ patient care role and for use as a provider status support tool.  If hospitals/health systems in Arkansas wish to customize the last slate in the video with their own logo, that is doable for a low fee. This includes video editing and delivery of an electronic file in two compression types. 


AAHP members are encouraged to urge legislators to support HR 592 which will recognize pharmacists as healthcare providers by adding them to the Medicare provider list in the Social Security Act..  APhA has created a website devoted to recognizing pharmacists as healthcare providers (  Pharmacists can stay up-to-date on this issue as well as contact their legislators to support HR 592.  Click on the green Take Action square or the link Contact your Member of Congress today to send a letter requesting your Congressman to cosponsor HR 5920.