ASHP has named Patricia Clancy Kienle, M.P.A., R.Ph., FASHP, as the recipient of the 2018 John W. Webb Lecture Award. Kienle is Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety for Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where she leads efforts to ensure that client hospitals establish and maintain comprehensive, safe, and effective medication-use systems in acute and non-acute care environments.
The John W. Webb Lecture Award honors pharmacy practitioners or educators who stand apart from others because of their extraordinary dedication to fostering excellence in pharmacy management and leadership.
Kienle began her career in 1975 as a Staff Pharmacist at Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She held several pharmacy leadership roles at Mercy, Mercy Health Partners, and Cardinal Health before assuming her current position in 2008.
A nationally recognized subject matter expert in compounded sterile preparations and hazardous drugs, Kienle is a member of the inaugural Board of Pharmacy Specialties Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy Specialty Council. She has served on the United States Pharmacopeia’s (USP’s) Expert Committee on Compounding since 2010 and recently completed a term as Vice Chair. She is Chair of the Subcommittee on Hazardous Drugs and a member of the Subcommittee on Sterile Compounding as well as the Radiopharmaceutical Expert Panel.
A prolific author with more than 500 publications to her credit, Kienle is the author of The Chapter <800> Answer Book and co-author of the eighth edition of Assuring Continuous Compliance with Joint Commission Standards: A Pharmacy Guide. She is also a frequent presenter to professional groups on medication safety, compounding sterile preparations, accreditation, and regulatory issues.
Kienle is an active member of ASHP and has served on the Board of Directors, as a Pennsylvania delegate to the House of Delegates, and on numerous working groups and committees. She is also a former board member and a Past President of the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists (PSHP). She was named a Fellow of ASHP in 1997 and was the recipient of the ASHP Board of Directors Award for Distinguished Leadership in 2014.
Kienle will present her award lecture in October at the 23rd Annual ASHP Conference for Pharmacy Leaders in Dallas and as Visiting Professor in Hospital Pharmacy at Northeastern University School of Pharmacy in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences in Boston.