Josh Bright, PharmD, Director Pharmacy Services at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Association of Hospital Pharmacists (AAHP) as Chair of the Programs and Education Council. Bright will remain a member of their Hospital Advisory Council, as well. AAHP is an academy of the larger Arkansas Pharmacists Association.
“The mission of this organization is to provide leadership and support in the promotion of pharmaceutical care. Based on Josh’s innovative approaches to his work and leadership at NARMC, we know he will be a valuable asset to AAHP and their efforts across the continuum of care,” Vince Leist, NARMC President and CEO, said.
According to Bright, “The goal of the Programs and Education Council will be to prepare Arkansas pharmacists, residents, students and pharmacy technicians to respond to the emerging needs of patients through innovative conferences, education and programs. My specific goal in leading the council will be to develop unique and accessible learning opportunities for pharmacists and technicians to further expand the practice of pharmacy in Arkansas. This may include live webinars, workshops and certification curriculum which encourage networking and collaboration among peers and other disciplines alike.”
About Arkansas Pharmacists Association:
The Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA), founded in 1882, is the statewide professional association representing approximately 2,300 pharmacists in Arkansas. APA strives to further the professional advancement of pharmacists, advocate the value of pharmacy and safeguard the health and well-being of every Arkansan. Its mission is to advance a professional and business environment for Arkansas pharmacists to be successful and fulfilled in serving patients
NARMC is an innovative, non-profit healthcare system consisting of a central hospital in Harrison, Arkansas, and 18 clinics serving the rural communities of North Arkansas. More than 850 NARMC employees, including 32 physicians, physician’s assistants and APRNs, work together to provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services. As one of the Top 100 Rural Hospitals in the nation according to the Rural Health Policy Institute, NARMC has earned numerous 5-Star ratings from Healthgrades and consistently ranks high in patient satisfaction in Press Ganey ratings. A two-time recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Quality Achievement Award, NARMC is committed to providing the best in care, close to home.