Newswise — Chicago (April 1, 2016): The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) awarded Edward D. Gormley, Jr., BS CPhT, the 2016 Technician Award at the 12th HOPA Annual Conference on March 17 in Atlanta. This award recognizes a technician who demonstrates excellence in his/her work and shows a commitment to hematology/oncology pharmacy practice in an organized health care setting.
Mr. Gormley is currently a Pharmacy Automation Specialist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Since starting at Hopkins, he has also served as Pharmacy Inventory Specialist for the Pediatric Pharmacy.
In his nomination, Mr. Gormley is described as, “A servant leader who seeks to improve patient and pharmacy staff safety through implementation and utilization of robotics. A friend to all who meet him.”
In his current role, Mr. Gormley has been responsible for planning, implementing, and operating the two chemotherapy-compounding robots. Edward is also furthering his leadership development by completing a Masters in Healthcare Administration.
He graduated from University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned his B.S. in Psychology.
HOPA is a nonprofit professional organization formed in 2004 to help oncology and hematology pharmacy practitioners and their associates provide the best possible cancer care. HOPA supports research, conducts educational conferences to advance knowledge, encourages professional development and advocates for health policy issues that improve patient care. HOPA has more than 2,500 members and includes oncology pharmacists, as well as pharmacy administrators, researchers, residents, interns and technicians specializing in hematology/oncology practice.