Bruce Thompson, RPh, MS
Leader in Innovations in Health System Pharmacy
Director of Health System Pharmacy Services, Hennepin County Medical Center
Jan. 29, 2013
Bruce Thompson is the Director of Health System Pharmacy Services at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been in this position for four years where he oversees pharmacy services in the Level 1 Trauma Center, teaching hospital, Medication Management ambulatory services in numerous clinics, and the regional Poison Control Center. Thompson and the team at HCMC have worked to expand the residency program, further enhance the clinical program, expand the Medication Management program and expand the roles of the pharmacy within nontraditional areas at HCMC. Over the past few years, new roles have been created for technicians and pharmacists that have improved quality and provided value to the organization.
Thompson received his pharmacy and master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and currently serves as adjunct graduate faculty for the PharmD and graduate programs.
His previous work experience spans 35 years and includes Director at Fairview Northland where he developed and expanded remote order entry service for other small and rural hospitals throughout the state. Bruce also has extensive service in pediatric, rural and urban hospitals within Minnesota.
He has been actively involved and provided leadership in local, state and national societies and associations, including MSHP, Heartland, Arrowhead, Central Society, ASHP, MCCP, MPhA, APhA and the DAP. Bruce has provided many lectures and presentations in areas of expanding clinical services, remote pharmacy services, patient safety, and recently, medication reconciliation and pharmacies roles with accountable care organizations. Thompson led the group that developed the Best Practice for ASHP on acute care Remote Order Entry and also worked with ASHP to provide the first ever webinar that ASHP sponsored a few years ago.