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HCA Virginia’s John Randolph Medical Center Names New Pharmacy Clinical Manager

December 10, 2013

Richmond, Va. (Dec. 10, 2013) — HCA Virginia’s John Randolph Medical Center has named Jacob “Jake” Howson, Pharm.D., to the position of pharmacy clinical manager, effective today.

In this role, Howson will be responsible for designing, implementing and managing pharmacy clinical programs and systems that promote desirable patient outcomes through the use of safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies.

“We are proud to welcome Jake to the JRMC Pharmacy team,” said Cynthia Nester, Pharm.D., director of Pharmacy at John Randolph Medical Center. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help him continue our commitment to service excellence.”

For the past five years, Howson served as an emergency medicine/critical care pharmacy specialist at the VCU Medical Center, where he developed and implemented their Emergency Department Pharmacy Services while also actively participating on their sepsis improvement team, stroke committee and ED pain management team.

He has extensive leadership experience as a primary preceptor for VCU Emergency Medicine pharmacy residents and pharmacy students. Prior to moving his family to Virginia, he served five years as the critical care pharmacy specialist at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash.

Howson earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Montana in May 1999 and then completed an American Society of Health System Pharmacists - accredited pharmacy practice residency at Highline Community Hospital in Burien, Wash. He says he is passionate about building collaborative relationships to advance clinical pharmacy services and is eager to grow in his new pharmacy management role.

HCA Virginia’s Capital Division Clinical Pharmacy leadership provides an extensive on boarding program to orient new clinical managers to clinical pharmacy infrastructure/responsibilities.

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