(August 16 , 2010) - Ken Jozefczyk, M.S., R.Ph., FASHP, the
director of pharmacy services at Memorial University Medical Center
(MUMC) in Savannah, Georgia, has been elected president of the
Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GSHP). Michael J.
Melroy, Pharm.D., BCPS, manager of clinical services at MUMC, was
elected GSHP southeastern district director.
Jozefczyk has been instrumental in helping to improve medication
management and medication safety. He led an initiative to address
medication reconciliation by re-organizing pharmacy work flow at
MUMC. He also established a Medication Safety Committee that
reviews all facets of medication management and identifies
opportunities for improvement in patient safety.
Jozefczyk has served as co-chair of GSHP's public relations
committee and as GSHP's southeastern district director. He holds an
adjunct faculty appointment to the University of Georgia College of
Pharmacy and instructs students and residents at MUMC. Jozefczyk is
past president of the West Virginia Society of Health System
Pharmacists and a fellow of the American Association of Health
Melroy is a faculty member of Mercer University College of
Pharmacy and South University College of Pharmacy and is the
founding program director of first-year pharmacy practice residents
at MUMC. In addition to instructing students and residents, Melroy
has authored numerous publications in the field of pharmacy.
The Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists is a
professional society of pharmacists and related personnel
practicing in organized healthcare settings.
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center.