Special to the Star 

In a noteworthy recognition of exemplary leadership in health-system pharmacy practice, Christen Freeman, the critical care clinical specialist at DCH Regional Medical Center, has been awarded the Health-System Pharmacy Leader of the Year. This prestigious accolade was presented to Freeman at the annual clinical meeting of the Alabama Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ALSHP) in Birmingham earlier this month. 

As the head of the critical care pharmacy team at DCH Regional Medical Center, Christen Freeman has demonstrated outstanding dedication and leadership. Her remarkable achievements were acknowledged by the ALSHP through the Health-System Pharmacy Leader of the Year Award, which is presented to an ALSHP member in a leadership position for their exceptional contributions to health-system pharmacy practice. 

Under Christen Freeman’s adept leadership, the critical care pharmacist team at DCH has not only expanded but has also evolved into a highly respected and sought-after component of the healthcare team. Her strategic vision and commitment to excellence have played a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of pharmaceutical care provided to critical care patients at the Regional Medical Center. 

The award ceremony took place during the ALSHP annual clinical meeting, where health-system pharmacists from across Alabama gathered to celebrate advancements in the field. Freeman’s accomplishments were lauded, highlighting her significant contributions to health-system pharmacy practice. The Health-System Pharmacy Leader of the Year Award serves as a testament to her leadership skills and dedication to advancing pharmacy services within the healthcare system. 

The Health-System Pharmacy Leader of the Year Award is a distinguished honor that recognizes not only outstanding accomplishments but also exceptional service in health-system pharmacy practice. Christen Freeman’s commitment to advancing the critical care pharmacy team at DCH Regional Medical Center aligns seamlessly with the award’s criteria, making her a deserving recipient. 

Christen Freeman’s receipt of the Health-System Pharmacy Leader of the Year Award is a testament to her leadership excellence and commitment to elevating health-system pharmacy practice. Under her guidance, the critical care pharmacy team at DCH Regional Medical Center has flourished, becoming an integral part of the healthcare team. Freeman’s achievements stand as an inspiration to fellow health-system pharmacists, highlighting the crucial role pharmacists play in enhancing patient care and outcomes within a healthcare system.