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Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance Joins The Health Management Academy

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – February 21, 2024 – The Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance (HOSP), a non-profit trade association committed to advancing integrated specialty pharmacies, is thrilled to have joined The Health Management Academy (The Academy), a prominent force in healthcare innovation. The Academy will simultaneously join HOSP.   "Joining The Health Management Academy represents [...]

By |2024-02-21T13:38:06+00:00February 21st, 2024|

Why the Gold Bagging Term belongs in Specialty Pharmacy Vernacular

“Gold bagging” is a relatively new term, but it has taken hold in the specialty pharmacy space. The Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance (HOSP) has led the way in embracing the gold bagging terminology. HOSP is confident that over the next five years, the terminology will become firmly established and regarded as the [...]

By |2022-07-15T20:44:06+00:00July 15th, 2022|

HOSP BOD Member Spotlight: Despina Kotis

What prompted you to join HOSP and why do you feel the organization is so important? Our HOSP membership was prompted by all of the University of California’s specialty pharmacy leaders and agreed upon unanimously by all the Pharmacy Executives at four University of California campuses.  HOSP is important because there is strength in [...]

By |2022-06-15T12:26:19+00:00June 15th, 2022|

HOSP Expands Board, Adds Members And Partners

Growth Continues For Only Group Representing Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacies Wakefield, Mass. – June 8, 2022. The Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance (HOSP), the non-profit trade association dedicated to integrated specialty pharmacies, expanded its Board of Directors while accepting six new members and five partners to the organization last month. Desi Kotis, [...]

By |2022-06-13T15:18:22+00:00June 8th, 2022|

URAC and HOSP Announce Strategic Relationship

Health care leaders share commitment to benefits of accreditation to improve patient outcomes Wakefield, Mass. – May 2, 2022 – URAC, the nation’s largest independent health care accreditation organization and the undisputed recognized leader in pharmacy and telehealth accreditation, and the Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance (HOSP), the non-profit trade association dedicated to integrated specialty pharmacies, [...]

By |2022-05-31T22:23:12+00:00May 2nd, 2022|

HOSP Member Spotlight: Kenzie Hohman of Essentia Health

Member Spotlight: Kenzie Hohman is Senior Director, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy at Essentia Health. A graduate of University of Minnesota Duluth (PharmD) and The College of St. Scholastica (MBA, Health/Health Care Administration/Management) Q: Tell us a little about yourself. How did you end up in the health system-owned specialty pharmacy industry?  A: At Essentia Health, I [...]

By |2022-03-07T19:12:15+00:00March 14th, 2022|

Member Spotlight: Kyle Skiermont, PharmD with Nebraska Medicine

We’re pleased to introduce Kyle Skiermont, PharmD, to the HOSP Board of Directors Please help us welcome Kyle to the HOSP Board of Directors! Kyle presently serves as the Vice President of Pharmacy and Therapeutics for Nebraska Medicine and Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs where he is responsible for strategy and overall operations of Nebraska [...]

By |2022-03-07T18:39:43+00:00February 15th, 2022|
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