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    Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety, Cardinal Health

    Patricia Kienle is the Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety for Cardinal Health.
    She received her pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and a Masters in Public Administration from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  She is Board Certified as a Sterile Compounding Pharmacist, completed an Executive Fellowship in Patient Safety from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty member at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
    She served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and as President of the Pennsylvania Society of Hospital Pharmacists.  She is a Fellow of ASHP, was named Pharmacist of the Year by PSHP, the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award in Hospital and Institutional Practice from the American Pharmaceutical Association Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management, the Distinguished Leadership Award from ASHP, the ASHP John W. Webb Lecture Award, the Thomas S. Foster Award from the United States Pharmacopeia, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, and ASHP Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award.  She has served on the Pharmacotherapy Specialty Council of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, the Hospital Professional and Technical Advisory Committee of The Joint Commission, and on the Board of Governors of the National Patient Safety Foundation.  She is a current member of the USP Compounding Expert Committee.
    Patti is the author of The Chapter <795> Answer Book, The Chapter <797> Answer Book, The Chapter <800> Answer Book, and co-author of Meeting Accreditation Standards: A Pharmacy Preparation Guide.
    With over 650 invited presentations and 100 publications, she has special interests in promoting medication safety, compounding sterile preparations, accreditation, and regulatory issues.