Welcome new Chief Pharmacy Officer Stanley Kent

June 16, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Announcements, Strategy & Leadership

Stanley Kent, RPh, M.S., accepted the position as Chief Pharmacy Officer for the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, effective June 15, 2015.

Stan was previously the assistant vice president of Pharmacy Services at NorthShore University HealthSystem, located in Evanston, Illinois.  NorthShore is a four-hospital integrated delivery system in the Chicago area, ranked regularly as a Top 100 hospital. Stan brings significant pharmacy leadership experience to the University of Michigan Health System and the U-M College of Pharmacy.

Stan has obtained progressively responsible experience as a senior pharmacist leader, including the past 22 years at Northshore, with staff growth from 70 to more than 200. In addition, Stan’s broad leadership responsibilities have included development of clinical programs, innovative technology with automated drug distribution systems, and expansion of the pharmacy residency program.

Stan has been actively involved in facilitating operational performance improvement in the clinical setting, as well as evaluation of new care models where the role of pharmacists can be optimized as an integral part of care teams in inpatient and ambulatory settings.

Stan’s significant achievements include cost savings initiatives in medication management and value improvement through contracting and clinical utilization management; partnership with nursing to improve medication turnaround times, nursing satisfaction and pharmacy staff efficiency;  and partnering with EPIC Systems to develop the Willow pharmacy application which facilitates use of the electronic health record for physician order-entry, bar code administration and provision of pharmacy services.

Prior to his current role at North Shore, Stan held other pharmacy leadership roles at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, The Milwaukee County Medical Complex, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and Good Samaritan Medical Center in Milwaukee.

Stan is very active in the pharmaceutical profession, having served on state and national committees and councils throughout his career. He has held leadership position in numerous pharmacy professional organizations, including service as president of the Wisconsin Society of Hospital Pharmacists and president of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.