Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL), a leading provider of medication management and supply chain solutions to health systems, today announced a new annual award which honors individuals and organizations demonstrating significant leadership in healthcare delivery in areas such as increasing patient satisfaction, achieving significant cost reductions, or solving patient care problems. The launch of the Inspired by Care Award coincides with the Company’s 25th anniversary.
“Every day we are inspired by clinicians and institutions that are making significant impacts through innovative programs and processes that have shown measureable benefits to improving patient care,” said Randall Lipps, CEO, President and Founder of Omnicell. “This award recognizes those who are creating safer, more efficient ways to deliver care, ultimately delivering an exceptional patient experience.” Winners will be announced in late October as part of Omnicell’s 25th anniversary celebration.
Finalists for the Individual category include:
• John Feucht II, MBA, RPh, System Director, Pharmacy Services, Summa Health – John was nominated for his tremendous dedication to and passion for partnering on product development, ensuring that new automation solutions will meet the challenges of the future.
• Elisa Gricunas, MHA, RN, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin – Elisa has a passion for ensuring quality and compassionate care for children and was instrumental in helping to establish and roll out a Safety Coach program. She took a leadership role in implementing the program within her department and marketing it across her institution.
• L. David Harlow, III BS, PharmD, Martin Health System – David is leading a system-wide initiative to change pharmacist practice patterns by moving away from an operational mindset to a more forward thinking, visionary mindset to reduce financial and regulatory pressures while improving care.
• Alfred L'Altrelli, PharmD, Administrative Director of Pharmacy, UPMC – Al has been instrumental in changing the culture of pharmacy, fostering a collaborative work environment, leveraging technology, and educating on best practices to shape tomorrow’s pharmacy practices. His visionary mindset continues to drive innovation, challenge today’s standards and push efficiency as he develops pharmacy as a center of excellence.
• Kimberly New, Co-founder and Executive Director, International Health Facility Diversion Association – Kim’s passion for helping and educating others on the issues around diversion has opened up an important dialogue on this growing healthcare concern.
Institutions recognized as finalists are:
• Billings Clinic – Recognizing the value of innovation, Billings Clinic continuously strives to leverage the latest technology to improve patient care and staff efficiency, most recently partnering to improve interoperability with their electronic health record system.
• Duke University – Nationally-recognized for their forward-thinking approaches, Duke is committed to excellence with their patients, employees and vendor relationships.
• Stanford Children’s Health / Lucile Packard Children's Hospital – As a national thought leader in pediatric and obstetric care, Stanford Children’s continuously looks for ways to leverage technology to innovate care and end user workflows for an improved patient experience.
• Texas Children’s Hospital – One of the largest children’s health systems in the world, Texas Children’s is dedicated to ensuring safety for both employees and patients; their forward-thinking measures ensured care for high-risk patients as Hurricane Harvey ravaged the region.
• University of Rochester Medical Center – Taking a very forward-thinking approach to IV automation technology, URMC is creating safer IV products for their patients while also reducing their reliance on third party outsourced compounders.
The Inspired by Care Awards will be presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 2017 Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition during a special presentation at the Omnicell Customer Reception. The Individual Contributor recipient will receive a $2,500 honorarium to the 501(c)(3) healthcare-related charity of their choice, while the Institutional Leader recipient will receive a $2,500 donation to the institution’s charitable foundation.