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Memorial Hospital Recognized for Pharmacy Excellence

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital pharmacy recently received two awards from Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) during their annual meeting and awards program in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Memorial was named the 2017 Clinical Site of the Year for Pharmacy Leadership, which is given for excellence in hospital clinical pharmacy, supporting all aspects of hospital operations through clinical pharmacy techniques and demonstrated leadership. With the second award, Trisha Hanson was named the 2017 Buyer of the Year for outstanding pharmacy performance. This award is given for embracing and utilizing CPS tools to optimize drug purchasing practices, driving value through innovation, effectively managing drug shortages and maintaining compliance.

“We are very proud of the great work our clinical pharmacy is doing. They are recognized within our system as being a valuable resource to our organization. It’s great to see our team recognized, not just within our system, but on a national level,” said Dr. Manley Jordan, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Memorial Health System.

“As the leader in pharmacy management services, each year CPS recognizes the top hospitals and health systems in the country for extraordinary pharmacy performance that makes a difference for patients, hospitals and the U.S. health system overall,” said Calvin Johnson, CEO of CPS. “This year we are particularly pleased to acknowledge the hard work, talent, expertise and dedication of Trisha Hanson and the team at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.”

Founded nearly 50 years ago and employing over 2,000 pharmacy professionals, Comprehensive Pharmacy Services is the nation's oldest and largest provider of pharmacy support services to more than 500 hospitals and healthcare facilities pharmacies. CPS helps hospital pharmacists tackle complex problems such as medication reconciliation, hyper-inflated drug costs, standardization, specialized pharmacy, centralized distribution, ambulatory/retail pharmacies, compliance, 340B programs and much more, leading to increased quality, reduced admissions and lower costs. For more information, visit