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Anna Stratis, Ambulatory Pharmacy

October 2013 Golden Rose Recipient

Anna Stratis

Submitted by Debra Carlson, Pharmacy


On July 23rd we suddenly lost power to the entire Center for Health and Healing. After a minute of total darkness, Emergency power kicked on, and stayed on for about 2.5 hours. This meant we had no lights, no hoods to mix chemotherapy for the patients, and no access to any information. As part of my responsibilities as the Ambulatory Pharmacy Lead technician, I went to check on all of our pharmacy employees and pharmacies in CHH.

After getting information from building management, we had to come up with a plan to be able to safely prepare the medications for the patients that were waiting in anxiety during this outage. Anna volunteered to drive a pharmacy technician up to the main campus on the hill, to finish preparing the chemotherapy for a waiting patient. I appreciated her willingness to help, it made my job much easier, and it showed that truly is willing to put the patient first, above all else.