Patricia Clancy Kienle, Wilkes University Pharmacy Faculty, Receives American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Award for Distinguished Practice Leadership
Wilkes University Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Patricia Clancy Kienle received
the Board of Directors Award for Distinguished Leadership in Pharmacy Practice from
the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) at the association’s 49th Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, Calif.
Kienle is director of accreditation and medication safety for Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions. She leads efforts to ensure that Cardinal Health’s client hospitals establish and maintain comprehensive, safe and effective medication use systems in acute and non-acute care environments.
Kienle is a member of the United States Pharmacopeia Expert Committee on Compounding and chair of the Subcommittee and Expert Panel on Hazardous Drugs. She has served on the Pharmacotherapy Specialty Council of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, as the pharmacist member of the Hospital Professional and Technical Advisory Committee of The Joint Commission, and on the Board of Governors of the National Patient Safety Foundation.
She received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and a master’s degree in public administration from Marywood University, Scranton, Pa.
Kienle has served on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists board of directors as president of the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists (PSHP). Kienle is a Fellow of ASHP, was named Pharmacist of the Year by the PSHP, and received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Hospital and Institutional Practice from the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management.
Established in 2001, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Award for Distinguished Leadership recognizes individuals who have achieved excellence in pharmacy practice leadership.