(December 3, 2009) - Ken Jozefczyk, M.S., R.Ph., FASHP, director
of pharmacy at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), has been
named the 2009 Pharmacist of the Year by The Georgia Society of
Health-System Pharmacists (GSHP).
This award is the highest honor GSHP can bestow on any member.
Jozefczyk was honored for his outstanding service and his
participation in GSHP. Jozefczyk's accomplishments include helping
to improve medication management and medication safety, including
leading the initiative to address medication reconciliation by
re-organizing pharmacy work flow at MUMC. He also established a
Medication Safety Committee that reviews all facets of medication
management and identifies opportunities for improvement in patient
Jozefczyk is currently the co-chair of GSHP's public relations
committee and also served as the GSHP southeastern district
director. He holds an adjunct faculty appointment to the University
of Georgia College of Pharmacy and instructs students and residents
at MUMC. He is a past president of the West Virginia Society of
Health System Pharmacists and a fellow of the American Association
of Health System Pharmacists.
Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists is a professional
society of pharmacists and related personnel practicing in
organized healthcare settings.
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center.