Safety Net Hospital Pharmacy Access Board Meets in Washington
The board of directors for the Safety Net Hospitals for
Pharmaceutical Access (SNHPA) met last weekend in Washington, DC. The
weather was great in DC, despite the late July heatwave!
The SNHPA board meeting was held with the annual meeting of the 340B
coalition for pharmaceutical pricing. Section 340B is the section of
federal legislation that authorizes hospitals and other community based
providers to obtain drugs at a discount in order to enhance access to
medications for low income and uninsured individuals. Obviously the
health care reform legislation passed by Congress will impact this
program for the years to come.
Last year I was elected to serve on the board of directors of the
SNHPA, holding an at large post for hospital executives. See previous
At this year's annual meeting I was elected as Chair Elect of the
Board, which means that I will be very active in the leadership for the
next several years. I had the opportunity to address this large group of
hospital leaders in my new capacity on the Board. Working with this
group is yet another great opportunity for UK HealthCare representation
to be active on policy activities at the national level.
Check out the pictures below from this series of meetings. I included
a picture of the gardens at the Omni Shoreham hotel to show the
beautiful scenery outside the board room. It was indeed hard to pay
attention during the meeting with such a distraction!