Jacksonville, Florida - Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery named Alexandra Vance, doctor of pharmacy, Naval Hospital Jacksonville pharmacy clinical coordinator, its 2016 Navy Pharmacy Civilian Pharmacist of the Year.
Vance was noted for exemplary professionalism in patient care.
Vance's contributions over the past year include facilitating NH Jacksonville's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee; serving on the Navy's Pharmacy Advisory Board, which placed 22 clinical pharmacists in Medical Home Ports across Navy Medicine; and standardizing clinical practices for the Department of Defense's upcoming electronic health record.
Additionally, Vance was the leading force for Branch Health Clinic Mayport's selection as a pilot site for a new approach to optimizing drug therapy and therapeutic outcomes for patients.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, NH Jacksonville's priority since its founding in 1941 is to heal the nation's heroes and their families. The command is comprised of the Navy's third largest hospital and five branch health clinics across Florida and Georgia. Of its patient population -- 163,000 active and retired Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, guardsmen, and their families -- about 85,000 are enrolled with a primary care manager and Medical Home Port team at one of its facilities.