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Clinical Pharmacist Whitney Receives Employee of the Month Award for April 2019

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.

Clinical Pharmacist Whitney

"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.”