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Patricia Kienle Receives USciences Annual Alumnus Award

By Brian Kirschner

Patricia Kienle

USciences Alumni Reunion awards committee co-chair Scott Greene P’92, MS’14 presents Patricia Clancy Kienle P’75, RPh, MPA, FASHP, with Annual Alumnus Award at its Alumni Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.

University of the Sciences presented Patricia Clancy Kienle P’75, RPh, MPA, FASHP, with the Annual Alumnus Award at its Alumni Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Kienle, who is director of accreditation and medication safety at Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions, was selected to receive the Annual Alumnus Award through her contributions “in outstanding fashion to the professions, to science, and/or to mankind.”

Kienle started her career at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, and became regional director of pharmacy for Mercy Health Partners, Northeast Region.

Over the course of her career, Kienle has served on the board of directors of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and as president of the Pennsylvania Society of Hospital Pharmacists (PSHP). She is a fellow of ASHP, was named pharmacist of the year by PSHP, and the recipient of the distinguished achievement award in hospital and institutional practice from the American Pharmaceutical Association Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management, and the distinguished leadership award from ASHP. She has served on the pharmacotherapy specialty council of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, the hospital professional and technical advisory committee of The Joint Commission, and on the board of governors of the National Patient Safety Foundation. She is a current member of the USP Compounding Expert Committee and chairs the subcommittee on hazardous drugs.

Kienle is the author of Compounding Sterile Preparations: ASHP’s Visual Guide to Chapter <797> video and companion guide, co-author of Assuring Continuous Compliance with Joint Commission Standards: A Pharmacy Guide, 8th edition, and author of The Chapter <800> Answer Book. She edited Understanding JCAHO Requirements for Hospital Pharmacies. She is a frequent presenter to professional groups, with special interests in promoting medication safety, compounding sterile preparations, accreditation, and regulatory issues.

Kienle, resides in Laflin, Pa., with her husband Kurt. She received her pharmacy degree from the former Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1975, and a masters in public administration from Marywood University in Scranton, Pa. She completed an executive fellowship in patient safety from Virginia Commonwealth University and is an adjunct associate professor at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

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