The Medication Management Program (MMP) at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is growing to serve more patients. With its larger staff, the program is projected to complete more than three hundred person-to-person comprehensive medication reviews weekly.
“We are excited about our growth and the opportunity to impact more patients,” said Ashley Sweaney, MMP pharmacy director. “Our full-time staff additions come with a variety of experience in managed care, community pharmacy and ambulatory care settings, and our student interns are getting an incredible opportunity to work directly with patients and apply what they are learning in the classroom.”
Since February, the MMP, a part of the Institute of Therapeutic Innovations and Outcomes (ITIO) at the College of Pharmacy, has expanded from a total staff of three to four full-time pharmacists, five full-time pharmacy technicians and 23 part-time pharmacy interns to meet the rising demand for medication therapy management services.
The official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the addition to the existing Hospital for Companion Animals at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center took place on Sept. 5.
More than 350 people attended the event despite the 90 degree heat, including faculty, staff and students in the College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as Veterinary Medical Center clients, university administrators and friends of the college.