Current Status, Position
Ms Kathryn Hollis is currently the Pharmacy Manager at CHEO in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She also manages a regional programme that provides sterile and non-sterile compounding certification to all hospitals within the Eastern Ontario region while also acting as Interim Pharmacy Manager at Hawkesbury and District General Hospital in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada. She is responsible for all operational activity with each of these programmes, while ensuring alignment with provincial and national pharmacy standards and local institutional strategic plans. She has a keen interest in medication safety and quality improvement processes to increase medication safety for each and every patient.
Ms Kathryn Hollis completed her undergraduate Degree in Biology and Chemistry at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. She then moved to Toronto where she completed her Pharmacy Degree and subsequently completed a pharmacy residency at London Health Sciences in London, Ontario, Canada in 2007. She started working at CHEO in 2007 as a General Paediatrics Clinical Pharmacist and subsequently a Paediatric Oncology Clinical Pharmacist. In 2016, she obtained a Master in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa. She started working at Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa Ontario in 2015 as the Pharmacy Manager and then returned to CHEO in 2017 as the Pharmacy Manager. Since then she has added several programmes to her portfolio while implementing a new electronic health record system and leveraging this system for cost savings and quality improvement initiatives to increase medication and patient safety.
Ms Kathryn Hollis' area of specialisation is applying LEAN principles for continuous quality improvement processes pertaining to medication safety and patient safety initiatives. She has a keen interest in electronic health record implementation and data analysis to support development of safer medication management processes.
Conflict of interest: none