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Department of Pharmacy Mission and Vision

Mission: To provide safe, high quality patient care in an atmosphere of professionalism, respect, and effective communication.

Vision:  The Department of Pharmacy is committed to:

Patient Care: Being an integral member of the healthcare team responsible for the outcomes associated with the medication use process.

  • Recognizing that the pharmacy staff is our most important resource.
  • Contributing to and accepting responsibility for optimal therapeutic outcomes including promoting wellness.
  • Fostering an environment that promotes the safe, efficacious, and cost-effective use of medications.
  • Improving the medication use process to enhance continuity of care.
  • Recruiting and retaining highly qualified pharmacists and supportive personnel.

Education: Fostering an environment designed to advance knowledge of the rational use of medications.

  • Mentoring and training staff members to enhance their professional development.
  • Educating patients and healthcare professionals on the safe use of medications.
  • Providing health education programs to the community to prevent disease and promote public health.
  • Ensuring high quality care through the education of students, residents, fellows, and staff.

Research: Making sound decisions supported by evidence based medicine through research on medication use and patient safety.

  • Developing and conducting research to improve the safety and efficiency of the medication use system.
  • Utilizing research methods to identify the most cost effective use of medications.
  • Initiating and supporting interdisciplinary collaborative research.

Core Values:

  • Excellence and Patient Centered Care
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Respect and Teamwork