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Omnicell Inc. a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions and adherence tools for healthcare systems and pharmacies, today announced that Texas Children's Hospital and Alfred L'Altrelli, PharmD, of UPMC have been named the winners of a new annual award honoring influential leadership in healthcare delivery. The Inspired by Care Award, launched in conjunction with Omnicell's 25th anniversary, recognizes one institution and one individual making significant strides to increase patient satisfaction, achieve substantial cost reductions, or improve patient care.
"Helping our customers deliver the best medication experience for their patients is at the heart of our company and our mission to improve healthcare for everyone. This award honors the dedication shown by these individuals—the staff at Texas Children's and Dr. L'Altrelli—toward advancing these ideals," saidRandall Lipps, chairman, CEO, president and founder of Omnicell.
As the Institutional Category winner, Houston-based Texas Children's is recognized for their demonstrated leadership in leveraging technology to improve clinical processes and deliver better healthcare. They take a forward-thinking approach to safety, which helps protect both clinical staff and patients. Texas Children's nomination specifically noted the extraordinary efforts their staff took to ensure expectant mothers and infants had access to care during Hurricane Harvey.
As Administrative Director of Pharmacy at UPMC in Pittsburgh, Al L'Altrelli is a visionary leader committed to creating a strong, collaborative team environment. In choosing Dr. L'Altrelli as the Individual Category winner, the judges specifically noted his commitment to leveraging automation to elevate pharmacy staff, allowing themto become more actively involved with patient care and help improve patient outcomes. He was also commended for his efforts tochampion best practices and leverage technology to increase safety, reduce costs, and advance pharmacy practice.
The Inspired by Care Awards will be presented onDecember 4at the Omnicell Customer Reception, taking place during the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 2017 Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition. Omnicell will make a donation to the Texas Children's Hospital Foundation in recognition of their pharmacy staff, led byJeff Wagner, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, director of Pharmacy, and Gee Mathen, assistant director of Pharmacy Applications and Technical Services. An honorarium will also be made to UPMC Presbyterian to support pharmacy education scholarships, in honor of Dr. L'Altrelli.