FLINT, Mich., April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Hagerman, Pharm D., to Vice President of Education and Quality.
In her growing role at Diplomat, Hagerman will continue to lead and oversee Diplomat University, an innovative division of the company that delivers custom education and training to Diplomat employees and external professionals on topics unique to the specialty pharmacy industry. Diplomat University also houses the quality assurance department, which focuses on programs that promote quality and patient safety, as well as our application for service excellence in accreditations and certifications by a number of third-party agencies committed to industry best practices. These include ACHC, ASHP, CPPA, The Joint Commission, URAC, VAWD and VIPPS.
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"We are extremely proud to recognize Jennifer's contribution to our collective success with this promotion," said Gary Rice, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, Education and Human Resources at Diplomat. "Jennifer has demonstrated a commitment to improving education and quality measures that allow us to meet the needs of our patients, our partners, and our employees. She has built a strong and capable team to help Diplomat navigate a complex landscape and will continue to be a leading example as she brings significant experience in the space and continues to be a great asset to our team."
Prior to joining Diplomat, Hagerman served as an associate professor at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy with a practice site at Hurley Medical Center. In addition, she served for three years as adjunct faculty in the Department of Nursing at the University of Michigan–Flint.
Hagerman is very active in the pharmacy profession. She has served as a member of the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) Executive Board since 2011, including serving as president in 2015 and chairman in 2016. She has also served on the board of the Michigan Pharmacy Foundation. In 2009, Hagerman earned the MPA Distinguished New Pharmacy Practitioner Award.
Hagerman received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University College of Pharmacy in 2003. After gradation, she completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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Diplomat (NYSE: DPLO) serves patients and physicians in all 50 states. Headquartered in Flint, Michigan, the company focuses on medication management programs for people with complex chronic diseases, including oncology, immunology, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, specialized infusion therapy and many other serious or long-term conditions. Diplomat opened its doors in 1975 as a neighborhood pharmacy with one essential tenet: "Take good care of patients, and the rest falls into place." Today, that tradition continues—always focused on improving patient care and clinical adherence. For more information visit www.diplomat.is. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.
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