CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Celebrates National Hospital and Health System Pharmacy Week

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Ensuring the appropriate acquisition, storage, selection, preparation and dispensing of medications, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians play a vital role in health care delivery.  CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Lufkin recently celebrated National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week by recognizing the pharmacy team including (back, l to r) Claudia Ramos, CPhT; Jennifer Phelps, CPhT; Michael Munroe, CPhT; Tom Brose, RPh; (middle, l to r) Carrie Naron, CPhT; Manuel Flores, CPhT; Sarah Naron, CPhT; Robin Flournoy, PharmD; Eric Ip, RPh; Lydia McCarty, CPhT; (front, l to r) Christopher Murray, PharmD, MS, Director of Pharmacy; Samantha Lara, CPhT; Abra Toole, CPhT; Mindy Deng, PharmD; Louann Chesser, RPh and Dorothy Davis, CPhT (not pictured:Sanyude y Sanyude, RPh; Susie Ikner, CPhT; Mary Moore, CPhT; Aubrie Johnson, CPhT; Deborah Mark, CPhT; David Wilkerson, CPhT; Henry Tobar, CPhT; Denise Dixon, CPhT).  Pharmacists, technicians and other support staff help patients and providers understand the appropriate use and intended outcome of medications as well as ensure medications reach the patient in a safe and timely manner.

About CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial

CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial paves the way for quality, innovative health care in East Texas and provides more than a quarter of a million patient services each year.

Our mission is to provide quality health care to the communities it serves. With hospitals in Lufkin, Livingston, San Augustine and Memorial Specialty – the area’s only long-term acute care hospital – CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial provides millions of dollars in charity care and community support each year.

CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial offers a wide array of services, including the area’s first dedicated heart and stroke care facility and radiation oncology at the Temple Cancer Center. It is also known for the area’s only comprehensive diabetes, heart and stroke education center. Other specialty areas include imaging, orthopedic care, women’s services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, homecare, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, kidney & diabetes treatment, sleep disorders treatment and express lab.

About Catholic Health Initiatives

Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where it provides care. One of the nation’s largest health systems, Englewood, Colo.-based CHI operates in 19 states and comprises 105 hospitals, including four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals and 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.

In fiscal year 2014, CHI provided $910 million in charity care and community benefit – a nearly 20% increase over the previous year – for programs and services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Charity care and community benefit totaled more than $1.7 billion with the inclusion of the unpaid costs of Medicare. The health system, which generated revenues of almost $13.9 billion in fiscal year 2014, has total assets of $21.8 billion. Learn more at www.catholichealthinitiatives.com

Grace Baldwin
(Bethany) Grace Baldwin has an Associate Degree in Journalism from Angelina College and is working on a double major of English and Journalism at Stephen F. Austin State University. She thoroughly enjoys reading, writing, and has an indelible passion for words.

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