MUMC Pharmacists Elected to Leadership Posts

(August 16 , 2010) - Ken Jozefczyk, M.S., R.Ph., FASHP, the director of pharmacy services at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah, Georgia, has been elected president of the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GSHP). Michael J. Melroy, Pharm.D., BCPS, manager of clinical services at MUMC, was elected GSHP southeastern district director.

Jozefczyk has been instrumental in helping to improve medication management and medication safety. He led an 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 safety.

Jozefczyk has served as co-chair of GSHP's public relations committee and as GSHP's southeastern district director. He holds an adjunct faculty appointment to the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and instructs students and residents at MUMC. Jozefczyk is past president of the West Virginia Society of Health System Pharmacists and a fellow of the American Association of Health System Pharmacists.

Melroy is a faculty member of Mercer University College of Pharmacy and South University College of Pharmacy and is the founding program director of first-year pharmacy practice residents at MUMC. In addition to instructing students and residents, Melroy has authored numerous publications in the field of pharmacy.

The 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.