Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at St. Paul’s Hospital
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Glen is the Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at St. Paul’s Hospital, Providence Healthcare. He started as a Clinical Co-ordinator and clinical pharmacist in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital in 1987.
Glen has transitioned from various leadership roles to his current position of Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care but he remains a leader in our profession.
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Glen’s amazing work ethics, undying enthusiasm and strong dedication to patient care are well known to anyone who has had the pleasure of working with him either within the pharmacy department, in the critical care unit or on various committees.
Most may not realize but Glen was instrumental in implementing many patient care initiatives giving pharmacists the autonomy for independent practice that we take for granted today. These initiatives have been adopted by other hospitals and Health Authorities over the years. He is also phenomenal teacher and can distill any difficult concept into simple terms for his students making learning more enjoyable. Students and residents often comment that they learn more than just critical care when they are on rotation with Glen; they learn how to be a valued member on the healthcare team and a well-rounded pharmacist who endorses lifelong learning and growth as they have an excellent role model to follow.
I have known Glen since I was a pharmacy resident under his leadership and guidance almost 30 years ago. He was such a positive role model and mentor to me that I learned to push the boundary of clinical pharmacy, take care of my patients to the best of my abilities and be a mentor to many generations of pharmacists to come. Thank-you, Glen, for everything that you’ve done for the pharmacy profession!