James Graham Brown Cancer Center Employees Honored by Kentucky Pharmacists Association

6/17/2013

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Louisville, Ky. (June 14, 2013)— Two pharmacy technicians from the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, part of KentuckyOne Health, were honored with the Technician of the Year Award by the Kentucky Pharmacists Association.
 
Robin Lillpop and Leslie Lochner, certified pharmacy technicians and medication access coordinators at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, were recognized at the Kentucky Pharmacists Associations 135th annual meeting on June 7, 2013 in Louisville.   The Technician of the Year Award recognizes certified pharmacy technicians for outstanding professional activities.
 
As medication access coordinators, both Lillpop and Lochner help procure medications for patients with financial constraints.
 
Lochner works very closely with community pharmacies and specialty pharmacies to navigate patients through drug acquisition programs that can be very confusing and daunting for patients.  Over the past year alone, she obtained $2.4 million in drug procurement for patients at the cancer center.
 
Lillpop has been very involved with injectable oncology drug reimbursement programs at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  In 2012, she assisted more than 300 cancer patients and recovered $8 million in drug costs for patients receiving indigent care.
 
"We are so proud to see both Robin and Leslie recognized for the important work they do for our patients undergoing cancer treatment,” said Jill Rhodes, Pharm.D., oncology pharmacy specialist, James Graham Crown Cancer Center. “Without their expertise and activities, many patients would be unable to afford treatment.  Their hard work and dedication to our patients have helped us save millions over the years, but more importantly it has helped improve the quality of life for thousands by providing them with needed medications.”
 
The Kentucky Pharmacists Association is the largest professional organization representing pharmacists in the state and has been serving its members since 1879. It serves as the voice of pharmacists from all practice settings concerning education, policy, legislative, and regulatory matters to shape and improve the future of healthcare across the Commonwealth and the United States.
 
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky and has more than 3,100 licensed beds.
 
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