Clinical Pharmacist Whitney has received the North Oaks Health System Employee
of the Month Award for April 2019.
As one of 133 pharmacists in Louisiana board-certified as a pharmacotherapy
specialist, Whitney is highly skilled in the treatment of disease with
medications. She joined North Oaks as a clinical pharmacist in 2016, where
she works with other health care professionals to optimize the management
of medications for critical patients, prevent medication errors and reduce costs.
The Louisiana Hospital Association recently joined with Louisiana State
Representative Nicholas Muscarello Jr. to honor Whitney as one of four
North Oaks “Heroes of Patient Safety” for lifesaving work
to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.
"Optimizing medication treatment plans for our patients and providing
the necessary education is rewarding," shares Whitney.
After earning a doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana
at Monroe, Whitney completed a residency in pharmacy practice through
St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.
Whitney lives in Madisonville and values time spent with her husband Matt
and their children, 5-year-old Ryan and 1-year-old Emersyn.
Away from work, Whitney enjoys working out, running and traveling. She’s
also one of the Louisiana State University Tigers and New Orleans Saints
biggest sports fans!
Professionally, she belongs to the American Society of Health System Pharmacists,
American College of Clinical Pharmacy and Society of Critical Care Medicine.
“Whitney has a heart for patient education and works diligently to
ensure medication therapy meets their needs," affirms Pharmacy Director
Honey Pearson. "Our patients consistently tell us how much they appreciate
what she does for them.”