The California Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
By Grant Lackey, PharmD, FASCP, FCSHP
The CSHP, California Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists is the largest pharmacist organization in California. The student chapter is the SSHP, the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists. As of September 2022, the AUHS SSHP has over 30 student members.
Founding Student President: Jennifer Nguyen
Founding Faculty Advisor: Grant D. Lackey, PharmD, FCSHP
Co-Faculty Advisor: Hellen Rhee, PharmD
The SSHP is a professional society representing thousands of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, student pharmacists, and associates who promote the health, safety, and appropriate use of medication therapy for patients and the public by serving as an organization through which the membership pursues its common professional goals; providing leadership for the profession and support for its members; and advocating for its members before private and public agencies and health care professional organizations.
The specific purposes and objectives of this corporation are to promote rational, patient-oriented medication therapy across the continuum of care; to foster the optimal and responsible use of medication-related technologies; to promote pharmacists, and technicians as integral members of the healthcare team in order to allow full utilization of their clinical skills and knowledge of the medication use process in each healthcare setting; to serve as a primary advocate for advancing professional practice, optimizing patient outcomes, and improving the quality of patient care; to promote pharmaceutical services that use sound pharmacoeconomic principles; to advocate the pharmacist’s and technician’s value to patients by ensuring that appropriate clinical services and the medication use process are applied to their benefit; to promote public health by fostering the optimal and responsible use of medications, including education for proper use and/or controlled use of medications; and to promote competency in the profession by offering state-of-the-art education and training programs.
SSHP members practice in a variety of organized healthcare settings including, but not limited to hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, clinics, home health care, and ambulatory settings.