Three members of the pharmacy team at Columbus Regional Health have received special recognition in training and expertise in their fields.

Kelsey DeClue, public relations coordinator at the hospital, says that Stacey Wessel, RPh, CPPS, achieved her Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS). DeClue says that she is among only 21 CPPS professionals in the state and less than 1,500 CPPS professionals nationwide. Wessel is CRH’s Medication Safety Coordinator, meaning she works across the health system to reinforce medication safety in patient care processes.

Annie Stock, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, was recently awarded Added Qualifications in Infectious Disease Pharmacotherapy by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. DeClue says the recognition is the pharmacological industry equivalent of being Board Certified in Infectious Disease. Stock has been the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Coordinator for CRH since 2015. She works to promote appropriate use of antimicrobial agents, such as antibiotics, in the health system and community.

Kelly Sims, PharmD, completed an additional 40 hours of training in the certificate program, “Anticoagulation Therapy Management” provided by the University of Southern Indiana. Sims has been with CRH for more than 10 years and has worked in multiple roles throughout the pharmacy. She is one of the outpatient care pharmacists in the new Medication Management Clinic.