Patricia Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP

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Joint Commission accreditation, medication administration, medication safety, accountability measures, USP <800>, leveraging pharmacy as a strategic asset

Patricia Kienle helps healthcare administrators develop and execute comprehensive medication management programs in acute and non-acute care environments. Backed by more than 35 years of experience, Kienle is one of the nation's foremost experts on medication management and safety, accreditation and regulatory issues.

A graduate of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Marywood University in Scranton, Penn., Kienle also completed an executive fellowship in patient safety at Virginia Commonwealth University and serves as adjunct associate professor at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Penn.

She has also served a wide array of volunteer leadership roles in pharmacy, including serving on the board of directors of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP); and as president of the Pennsylvania Society of Hospital Pharmacists. She has also earned numerous state and national awards acknowledging her expertise in and dedication to hospital pharmacy, including the 2014 ASHP Award for Distinguished Pharmacy Leadership.