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Board Nominations Now Due March 10

Monday, March 6, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Wagner
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The Mission of MSHP is to advance and encourage excellence in the profession of pharmacy by providing leadership, direction, education, and communication among its members, to represent pharmacy in organized healthcare settings in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to promote the advancement of rational drug therapy through the provision of pharmaceutical care.  To be successful in fulfilling this mission, MSHP is dependent on active members who are willing to contribute to the success of our society.  
We have provided quotes from our current Board members about their experience serving MSHP.  We hope this provides insight to each of the Board positions.  Caryn, Keith, and Anne are available as resources for anyone interested in running for office.  Lastly, the newly elected Board members will be sworn in by Dr. Paul Abramowitz, CEO of ASHP, at the MSHP Honors and Awards Banquet on May 8, 2017!
MSHP is seeking nominations
  for the following leadership positions for the 2017 election:

President Elect:  3-year term from 2017 to 2020

Year One: the President-Elect shall be a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and will perform the duties of the office of the President whenever the President is unable to do so, and serve as chair of the Finance Committee.

Year Two: the President will preside at all meetings of the Society, the Board of Directors, and of the Executive Committee. The President will appoint, with the approval of the Board of Directors, all committees not otherwise provided for in the By-Laws. The President shall be a member of the Board of Directors and shall serve as its Chair.

Year Three: the Immediate Past President will serve as the fund-raiser and assume the responsibilities as assigned by the President, and in the absence of the President and President-Elect, perform the duties of the office of President
Testimonial from Caryn Belisle: "I am truly humbled and honored to have had the opportunity to serve as President of MSHP.  The office of the president is certainly a privileged one; serving as the voice of MSHP to all of the membership, representing MSHP at the state house for Face of Pharmacy day, overseeing the strategic plan of the society and making decisions that will ultimately shape the future of the society.  I had a wonderful experience serving as President and would highly recommend it to any member that has an interest in enhancing their leadership, communication, and networking skills.  Sometimes we are caught up in our daily functions at work and we miss what is happening in other areas of pharmacy.  Serving as President is a great way to see the big picture of our profession as you are exposed to the operational, clinical, and academic climate as well as the pressing regulatory issues that face pharmacists today.   I am so grateful for all of the experiences I have had over the past three years!"
Treasurer:   2-year term from 2017 to 2019
The Treasurer shall be a member of the Board of Directors and will serve a two-year term maintaining oversight of the Society's funds. The Treasurer shall serve as a member of the Finance Committee, is responsible for all states for dues, meet all federal and state reporting requirements, and present a written report at each regular meeting of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The Treasurer will be required to present an annual report to the membership and obtain a bond at Society expense in excess of the financial assets of the Society.
Testimonial from Keith Foster:  "I had a wonderful experience working as the treasurer over the last three and half years and would encourage any member if they are interested in getting more involved on a state and national level to promote the role of pharmacy in enhancing patient care. Although the role of treasurer traditionally includes developing a yearly budget and signing checks, the office allows you to experience so much more. As a member of the executive board, you have a voice in most, if not all decisions made by the society. Our board meetings are an open forum for each officer to bring up issues within their own office as well as comment on others. Through my roles as treasurer some of the opportunity I got experience included working with the local pharmacy schools to start the groundwork of developing an endowment fund, and looking for future investment opportunities for the society. However, the most rewarding part of this position has been the development of professional and personal relationships with our colleagues from other institutions throughout the state. I am truly grateful to have been given the opportunities to be involved with MSHP as the treasurer!"

Director:   4-year term from 2017 to 2021, one vacant seat
The Board, along with the Executive Committee shall have charge of the property of the Society and shall have the authority to control and manage the affairs and funds of the Society. The Board shall have the authority to act on administrative and other matters that are not delineated in the By-Laws. The Board shall have the authority to refer specific matters to any committee for consideration. The Board shall have final authority over the determination of MSHP Society proposals which shall be endorsed for submission to ASHP and MSHP for approval. The Board on behalf of the Society shall accept grants, contributions or bequests to further the purpose of the Society.
Testimonial from Anne Selig: "Serving as a board director for MSHP has been a great experience.   I had never been involved in the leadership of MSHP, but was able to dive right into the work of helping to lead and shape the organization as well as serve its members.    I felt the experience was invaluable for the opportunity to serve alongside the most dynamic health system pharmacy leaders in the state for 4 years.   Each board director has a yearly oversight of specific committees within the organization and participates in monthly meetings as well as the annual strategic planning sessions in the fall as well as the annual meeting in the spring.    I would recommend this experience to all, whether new to health system pharmacy or MSHP, or a seasoned pharmacist looking to make a difference in the profession."
Please consider this opportunity to nominate a colleague or  
yourself for active contribution towards MSHP leadership.
Please include a professional biography, curriculum vitae, and/or any supporting documentation related to the nominee's accomplishments and involvement in professional organizations as you forward the nomination form.
Please complete the nomination form:  Click Here for Nomination Form and send any supporting documentation via email to MSHP at or by faxing to (978) 250-1117.  Please note that nominations will only be accepted from current members in good standing and must include your signature on the form.

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MSHP Institutional Members

Baystate Health
Baystate Wing Hospital Corp.
Berkshire Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth
Beth Israel Deaconesss Hospital - Needham
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Boston
Beverly Hospital
Boston Medical Center
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital
Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center
Children's Hospital Boston
Emerson Hospital
Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital
Falmouth Hospital
Franciscan Hospital for Children
Hallmark Health System
Harrington Memorial
Health Alliance Hospital
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Lowell General Hospital
Martha's Vineyard Hospital
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Massachusetts General Hospital
Milford Regional Medical Center
Mount Auburn Hospital
Nashoba Valley Medical Center
New England Baptist Hospital
New England Rehabilitation Hospital
North Shore Medical Center
St. Elizabeth Medical Center
St. Vincent Hospital
Steward Carney Hospital
Steward Holy Family Hospital
Steward Norwood Hospital
Tufts Medical Center
UMass Medical School Clinical Pharmacy Services
UMass Memorial Medical Center


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