Utah society of health-system Pharmacists



A Message from USHP President, Brian Bothwell

Happy Spring from USHP!

I'm in surprisingly good company for someone living in the middle of nowhere. Utah ranks in the bottom 10 for population density in the United States, so small hospitals such as mine actually dot the map throughout Utah. In fact, out of the 63 hospitals in the State, 23 of them exist outside of the large metropolitan areas to serve rural communities! Since I've joined USHP, I'm grateful for USHP as an organization that represents all health systems and hospitals throughout Utah (large and small) and helps me stay connected to Pharmacists 400 miles away that I can learn from to improve care for patients in my community.

At USHP, we continue to grow and evolve to meet the current needs in Utah. Last year, due to the pandemic, we got the opportunity to... 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

INFORMATION

So glad to see our pharmacists, technicians, and interns that were able to attend Pharmacy Day at the Capitol on February 9th, 2022. This day allows us to connect with our legislators and show or describe to them the impact pharmacists can have on patient care. If you weren't able to make it, you can still keep track of the legislative session by checking out UHSP's Bill Tracker https://www.ushp.org/2022-Utah-Bill-Tracker

Highlights of week 4:

  • New! We recommend members take a look at the newest pharmacy-related bill for the legislative session - House Bill 308 - this bill is tied to 340B  and currently sits in House Rules Committee.  
  • Signed! Senate Bill 0046 regarding protections for medical cannabis patients made it through the House and Senate and was signed this week.
  • Watch! We recommend members keep an eye on House Bill 301- this bill is tied to dispensing medical practitioner(s) and dispensing medical practitioner clinic pharmacies and currently awaiting discussion in the House Health and Human Services Committee. 


tECHNICIAN SCHOLARSHIPS! 

There are many benefits for being part of the USHP organization, but now there is another reason!  Introducing USHP Technician Advancement Scholarships!  It is an amazing way to celebrate our amazing pharmacy technicians and advance their profession.  Click the link above to learn more.  

Not a member?  It's not too late - join USHP today!

RESOURCES

2022 BILL TRACKER

During the 2022 Utah Legislative Session, our Advocacy Committee will be actively updating a list of bills. 

2022 USHP Bill Tracker



FIVE YEAR PLAN

In January 2022, our Board of Directors revised our five-year USHP Strategic Plan. We encourage our membership to read it and give feedback!

View the Latest Strategic Plan


New Membership levels

The USHP Board of Directors has approved new membership levels for Pharmacists and Technicians!

The new levels provide a 10% discount with the convenience of auto-renewal! That's what we call a win-win for members. New Members can sign up immediately and existing members can make the switch at their renewal period. 


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