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2012 Latiolais Award Recipient


Kenneth Jozefczyk

Kenneth Jozefczyk, M.S., R.Ph., FASHP received his bachelor of science from the Wayne State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences. After a year as a staff pharmacist in the Detroit Medical Center, he entered the MS Residency Program at The Ohio State University Hospitals, graduating in 1984. He is a 1994 Fellow of the SmithKline Beecham Executive Management Program of the Leonard Davis Institute of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of ASHP (FASHP).
His current position is Director of Pharmacy at the 530-bed Memorial University Medical Center an academic medical center in Savannah, Georgia where he has been since 2001. Previous to that he was Director of Pharmacy at West Virginia University Hospitals, and Assistant Director of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center.

In each of his positions pharmacists have been increasingly deployed to patient care units. In 1990, while at MUSC he authored a proposal that significantly expanded the manpower of the department and developed the concept of Patient Care Unit Pharmacists. This decentralized approach was a significant change in the pharmacy's practice model and the basis for MUSC current leadership role in hospital pharmacy practice. . At Memorial, Ken has been a proponent of Lean concepts and has spoken nationally on this topic. Perhaps his greatest accomplishments in Savannah have centered around his collaboration with Ray Maddox who directs the pharmacy at Memorial's fierce local competitor. Together they have developed a very unique city-wide antimicrobial stewardship program . They also formed the Legends of Pharmacy program for Savannah Pharmacy Residents.

Ken is the 2012-13 Chairman of the Board of the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GSHP). He was the 2011-12 President. He served as GSHP Southeastern District Director for six years, helping establish the Leadership Forum at each of GSHP's statewide meetings. Twice he received the organization's Outstanding District Director award . In 2009 he was recognized by GSHP as Pharmacist of the Year. In West Virginia, Ken served as president of WVSHP in 1999-2000. In 2000 he was recognized by WVSHP for his efforts in shaping legislative actions related to hospital pharmacy practice.

At West Virginia University Hospitals he was a member of the Dean's Executive Committee and for nine- years taught an elective in hospital pharmacy practice which was annually the most frequently selected elective for the senior class. In Georgia, he has adjunct appointments at the University of Georgia, South University and Mercer University. At Mercer he is a member of the Board of Visitors for the College of Pharmacy. In 2011, he received the Meritorious Service Award from the Mercer College of Pharmacy.

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