The healthcare crisis…

March 11, 2008

Pharmacists are a big part of the solution

Pharmacists
 
With healthcare costs spinning out of control and impacting individuals, employers and ultimately our government, the role of the pharmacist has never been more important.
 
Following are just a few of many ways pharmacists will make a difference:

  • Informing patients about generic options
  • Being a watchdog against expensive and dangerous prescribing errors (interactions, therapeutic duplication, adverse effects, etc)
  • Counseling patients and improving compliance
  • Serving as an informed resource to educate patients about proper medication use
  • Assistance with Medicare drug plan selection, enrollment, and billing issues

We’re proud to be working with a group of professional individuals who are so dedicated to patient care and making an impact on issues that affect all of us.
 

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UW School of Pharmacy scoops up for 125th birthday

January 28, 2008

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As many of our pharmacists are UW Alums, we thought we would give a special shout out to the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy which is celebrating 125 years of excellence in research, teaching, service, outreach and practice.

In addition to major events, faculty, staff and students will take the celebration “on the road” with specially designed printed materials, banners, PowerPoint presentations and a DVD commemorating the School’s history.

On the fun and fattening side, the school will have a Babcock ice cream flavor created for the year: Chocolate ApotheCherry (chocolate ice cream with a hint of Amaretto flavoring, mixed with chocolate chunks and cherry pieces)

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Know any amazing pharmacy technicians? Refer and earn.

January 1, 2008

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HealthPro is currently hiring experienced hospital and IV pharmacy technicians. If you have worked with an outstanding tech over this past year or so, please let us know.  We offer exceptional pay and great assignment options.

At HealthPro, we hire only the highest quality pharmacists and technicians and we know that the best way to find the best is through fantastic recommendations from our existing staff.

And we would love to reward you for taking the time to refer great candidates. Once your referral has worked their first full shift, receive a $50 bonus.

Send us an e-mail at info@healthprogroup.com

Meet Brenda Humbracht

January 1, 2008

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So in case you are wondering who that friendly voice on the other end of the line belongs to…meet our fantastic customer relations representative Brenda Humbracht. Brenda wears many hats on the HealthPro team including processing new hires,  payroll,  and client contracts.

Brenda works closely with our staffing reps to make sure everyone has the best experience with HealthPro. She is gem and we are honored to work with her. We hope you feel the same.

Contact Brenda at brenda.humbracht@healthprogroup.com

A credit card “free” holiday?

December 10, 2007

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Are you looking to pick up extra cash this holiday season? We have many extra pharmacy shifts available before and after the holidays.

This a super way to avoid holiday credit card debt. And the pharmacies are so appreciative of the extra help during this festive but crunchy scheduling time.

Contact us today if you are interested in picking up one or more shifts. E-mail: brenda.humbracht@healthprogroup.com

Happy Holidays!

Trends lead to new pharmacy school in Wisconsin

December 2, 2007

It would appear that the shortage of pharmacists is a trend which will continue for quite some time and one of the most viable solutions is to graduate more pharmacists.

What’s the cause of this trend?

As the boomers retire, the shortage has increased. The pharmacy profession also continues to see an increasing majority of women in the workforce. Although  a positive trend, this also has added to the pharmacist shortage as women are more likely to choose part-time employment and require more time off for family obligations, namely maternity and family leave. In addition, the aging population continues to pressure our healthcare system.  

Recently, Wisconsin was put on notice that there will be a new pharmacy school in the state. Concordia University Wisconsin will open a pharmacy school in 2009-2010 school year. They are planning to accept 50-75 students per class. They have not yet decided where the school will be located, but a good bet would be Mequon, the location of their main campus. The current pharmacy school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates 130 students per year, and has about 300 to 400 applicants. Currently, there are 99 pharmacy schools in the nation.

 

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November 19, 2007

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