KHC and KDHE renew support for antimicrobial certification

The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI/AR) Program are pleased to again partner to provide reimbursement assistance to select candidates who successfully complete the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists’ (SIDP) Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program for Pharmacists.

Pharmacists are eligible if they are actively working with a Kansas acute care hospital and/or long-term care facility to advance its antimicrobial stewardship program. The application period will open in mid-January and will be accepted through Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. The application and more information are available at www.khconline.org/SIDP.

In 2019 we offered this program for the first time. From that, 19 pharmacists completed certification in antimicrobial stewardship through the program: 

  1. Angela Broaderway, Ellsworth County Medical Center
  2. Travis Coffield, Wilson Medical Center/Fredonia Regional Hospital
  3. Melissa Curless, Meadowbrook Rehab Hospital
  4. Emily Dunsing, Community Memorial Healthcare
  5. Katie Foster, Stormont Vail Health
  6. Ashley Harlow, Labette Health
  7. Zane Hoffman, Hiawatha Community Hospital
  8. Rhonda Hornberger, Village Shalom
  9. Travis Hunt, Ascension Via Christi Hospital Wichita
  10. Leisha Jones, Sheridan County Hospital
  11. Sara Parsons, Menorah Medical Center
  12. Jeff Pierce, Lawrence Memorial Hospital
  13. Melanie Kuder, Ottawa County Health Center
  14. Nicolette Lindstrom, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center
  15. Leah Merkel, Atchison Hospital
  16. Randy Moyers, Russell Regional Hospital
  17. Paul Schiferl, Citizens Medical Center
  18. Stephanie Schintler, Republic County Hospital
  19. Paula Winkler, Community Memorial Healthcare

“Pharmacists are a fundamental part of healthcare teams striving to be good stewards of antibiotics and other antimicrobials,” said Bryna Stacey, program director of KDHE’s HAI/AR Program. “Advancing knowledge and training in antimicrobial stewardship is important to advancing pharmacist capacity in this important role.”