Pawtucket, RI – Ewa Dzwierzynski, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, pharmacy site
manager at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, was installed as the
President of the Rhode Island Society of Health-System Pharmacists (RISHP)
on Saturday, January 25th at the 45th RISHP Annual Installation Dinner held
at the Renaissance Providence Hotel. Presiding over the event was Gerry
Meyer, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, President of the American Society of
Ewa served as the President-Elect for RISHP and, prior to that, as the
Director for Legislation. She will serve as the President for the coming
year and will then serve the following year as the Past-President.
In her role as President, Ewa wants to bring awareness, both on a state as well as
national level, of the value of pharmacists in the health care setting. Pharmacists’
services have grown well beyond functions tied to only dispensing medications. Many
pharmacists also provide such advanced patient-centered services as coordination of
medications during care transitions, medication management, comprehensive medication
reviews with ongoing medication monitoring, chronic disease management, disease
education, prevention and wellness services, and patient education.