KCHP Insider News

October 2023

In This Issue:

  • We hope everyone had a great Pharmacy Week!
  • Save the Date: 2024 KCHP Spring Conference
  • Technician Spotlight
  • ASHP Policy Week and Legislative Day Update
  • 2024 Spring Conference - Call for Presentations
  • 2024 Award Nominations - Now Open!
  • 2024 ASHP House of Delegates Nominations - Now Open!
  • Board Nominations for 2024 - 2025
  • Call for Fellows
  • Upcoming Events

Tech Spotlight - Molly Tuggle, CPhT

Role: Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Educator at The University of Kanas Health System

Role Description: My primary responsibility as a tech educator is to create training and education content for all technician work being completed in the pharmacy. We have adopted methods from training within industry to improve our training program. When I am not training or developing content, I am completing orientation, helping techs earn their national certification, and working with our scheduling team to create training plans. 

Favorite thing about being a pharmacy tech: My favorite part about being a pharmacy tech is learning about all of the medications and how they help patients. I never knew there were so many medications and formulations. It shows how much technology and science have and continue to advance. 

Why did you become a KCHP member? I have a friend who recommended that I join because there are many learning opportunities and experiences for technicians. Now that I am a member, it has been fun to see and experience how technicians can grow and advance their careers with the educational opportunities. It has even given me a chance to meet other hard-working technicians across the state of Kansas. 

What has been my biggest accomplishments in your career and personal life? My biggest accomplishment in my personal life helped me achieve what I consider to be my biggest career accomplishment. I earned my degree in education and I'm now going on to earn a master’s degree. This has allowed me to use the knowledge and skills to become the pharmacy educator I am now. 

Fun fact about you: I have always wanted to be a mascot for a college or professional sports team. You can be as goofy as you want and hopefully make everyone laugh while you do it.

ASHP Policy Week and Legislative Day Update

On September 13, 2023, ASHP held its annual Legislative Day in Washington, DC. Participants from Kansas had the opportunity to advocate for our patients and our profession related to the following key legislative priorities:

  • Patient access to pharmacist services
  • 340B pricing
  • “Site-neutral” payments for infusion services
  • Drug shortages
  • Pharmacists treating opioid use disorder
  • Pharmacy residency funding

Reinforcing our “ask” of legislators is a meaningful method of underscoring the importance...click here to read more.

KCHP 2024 Spring Conference

Call for Presentations

Have a great lecture you'd like to share with a wider audience? Now is your chance. The Call for Presentations for the 2024 KCHP Spring Conference is now open!

Deadline: Friday, December 1st, 2023.

Click here to submit a proposal

2024 Award Nominations

Now Open!

The 2024 KCHP Annual Meeting will feature award presentations for the following categories.

Please submit your nominations for the following categories:

• Emerging Leader Award

• Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award

• Health-System Technician of the Year Award

• Health-System Student of the Year Award

• Legacy Award

• KCHP Volunteer of the Year Award

• KCHP Innovative Practice Award

If you are interested in self-nominating or nominating someone for an award, click the button below.

Nominations are due February 15, 2024.

If you have questions, please contact Katie Wilson by clicking here.

Click Here to Nominate

2024 ASHP House of Delegates Nominations

Now Open!

It's time to elect the alternate Kansas delegate for the ASHP House of Delegates (HOD).  Kansas has three delegates in the HOD who represent ASHP members in the state. KCHP facilitates the nomination and election process for the state of Kansas and submits names of the elected delegates to ASHP.

Deadline: December 1st, 2023.

Learn more on what it means to be a KCHP ASHP alternate delegate by clicking here.

Click Here to Nominate

KCHP Board Nominations for 2024 - 2025

It’s time to submit nominations for the KCHP Board positions up for re-election this year! Those positions include:

  • President-Elect
  • Technician Representative
  • District I Director
  • District III Director

Position descriptions can be found below. For more information, please feel free to contact the KCHP Board member currently holding the position. See who they are by clicking here.


The President-Elect position is intended to provide a preparatory year to assume the role of President the following year. The President-Elect assists the President and fills when needed as outlined in the Bylaws.

The President-Elect serves a one (1) year term to be followed by a one-year term as President, then a one-year term as Immediate-Past President.


  • Assume the office of President at the expiration of the president’s term or earlier if the office becomes vacant for any reason
  • Collaborate with the President throughout the year to prepare for Presidential term
  • Coordinate quarterly performance evaluation of management company
  • Attend ASHP Presidential Officer Retreat
  •  Serve as Board Liaison to assigned committee(s) or task force(s)

Technician Representative

The Technician Representative serves a two (2) year term.

Responsibilities of Position

  • Serve as Chair or Co-Chair of KCHP Technician Conference
  • Serve as technician representative for the KCHP Rural Health Summit Committee (may nominate technician member to fill this role)
  • Serve as technician representative for the KCHP Annual Spring Meeting Committee (may nominate technician member to fill this role)
  • Consider involvement on ASHP Technician Forum
  • Coordinate annual survey to KCHP Technician Members to advance education and networking opportunities based on desired need

District I and III Director

The District Directors are officers of the KCHP Board of Directors who represent one of three districts for the state of Kansas, with each district representing a specific geographical area as outlined in the bylaws. The Directors serve as a representative on the KCHP Board of Directors for the members in each specific district.

The District Director serves a two (2) year term.

District 1:

Barber, Barton, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cheyenne, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Comanche, Cowley, Decatur, Dickinson, Edwards, Elk, Ellis, Ellsworth, Finney, Ford, Geary, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Greenwood, Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jewell, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, Lincoln, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Mitchell, Morris, Morton, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Phillips, Pottawatomie, Pratt, Rawlins, Reno, Republic, Rice, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Scott, Sedgwick, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Sumner, Thomas, Trego, Wabaunsee, Wallace, Washington, and Wichita counties. 


District 3:

Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyandotte counties.


  • Serve as a voting member of the KCHP Board of Directors
  • Attend monthly board meetings, via conference call or in-person, and other events as appropriate
  • Maintain accurate membership lists for specified district, in conjunction with management company
  • Develop relationships with members of districts, through welcome letters, district events, or other activities, as appropriate
  • Serve as a representative of each specific district on Board of Directors
  • Provide education to district members regarding board activities or other educational opportunities, as necessary
  • Work on KCHP board strategic priorities, as necessary, to aid in improving and advancing the organization and pharmacy practice in Kansas

Nominations due February 15, 2024.

Click Here to Nominate

KCHP Fellows Program

The Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacy is excited to announce the introduction of KCHP Fellow Status to recognize members who have excelled in health system pharmacy practice and have distinguished themselves within KCHP. A candidate achieving recognition shall be designated a “Fellow of KCHP” (FKCHP).

To be eligible, members (pharmacist or pharmacy technician) must have at least seven years of sustained membership in KCHP and at least seven years of professional service to health system pharmacy practice. Current members of the KCHP Board of Directors or the Recognition Committee are not eligible to apply.

Awarding Fellowship in KCHP is one means by which KCHP fosters and rewards demonstrated excellence in health system pharmacy practice. Successful candidates for Fellow status will have made a sustained contribution to KCHP and will have demonstrated a high level of excellence in pharmacy practice.

Deadline: February 15, 2024

To Learn More and to Apply, Click Here

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: KCHP Technician Conference

Saturday, January 20th

More information coming soon.

Save the Date: KCHP Spring Conference

Friday, April 19th - Saturday, April 20th, 2024

More information coming soon.