Kate Farthing 2015

Kate Farthing

Lectures: Guest Lecture | Spring Lecture

Kate Farthing is the clinical coordinator at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington. Legacy Salmon Creek is part of Legacy Health, an eight hospital system in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Farthing serves as the liaison between pharmacy and information systems, and is active in the Legacy PGY1 residency program as a preceptor and member of the residency advisory committee.

Within the Legacy system, Farthing also held the position of patient safety clinical coordinator and Willow principle trainer.

Prior to joining Legacy in 2010, she spent 16 years at Oregon Health and Sciences University Hospitals and Clinics in drug information/drug policy with resident and student teaching and training responsibilities. Farthing created a specialty residency in drug information with six resident graduates before transitioning the position into an informatics specialty. Kate was the PGY1 residency program director and site student coordinator for six years.

A er the OHSU Drug Information residency program was accredited, Farthing became a guest surveyor for ASHP and continues to visit residency programs. She recently completed two terms on the Commission on Credentialing, serving as chair of the COC in 2014 and working on the 2014 PGY1 pharmacy standard. She is a junior faculty member in the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy and facilitates the Leading with In uence course with Sara White and Jen Tryon. Farthing earned a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Kansas in 1991 and joined KUMC as a sta pharmacist. She completed the post-bac Pharm.D. program before joining the rst Drug Information Specialty Residency Program under Joyce Generali in 1993.

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