A Case Study in System-Wide Pharmacy Improvement

St. Luke's Health System Case Study

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Looking to optimize your pharmacy’s service? Hear from St. Luke’s Health System’s chief pharmacy officer on the various tools and initiatives the system used to save over $2 million in a year and even more over time.

Learn how St. Luke’s Health partnered with Comprehensive Pharmacy Services to achieve new levels of financial and clinical performance by launching new system-wide clinical programs such as antimicrobial stewardship and medication-specific initiatives. Discover how, as more savings were realized and the overall results improved, St. Luke’s Health began to view the pharmacy differently. In addition, gain the chief pharmacy officer’s perspectives on technologies, regulatory requirements and clinical programs that enabled St. Luke’s Health System to achieve its goals for the pharmacy.


  • An understanding of what tools you will need to optimize your pharmacy.
  • A better understanding of the technologies used to accelerate and manage St. Luke’s cost-reduction efforts.
  • A more thorough understanding of all the key areas that impact pharmacy optimization.

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Thought Leaders

Gentry Hughes
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services
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Gentry Hughes is responsible for the overall commercial strategy and growth of CPS. He works closely with leading health systems to forge new partnerships, supporting and implementing strategies that lead to improved pharmacy performance. He also leads the CPS Business Development Team, which identifies the needs of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations and builds strategic partnerships with them, developing innovative solutions to improve pharmacy performance system-wide.

Gentry has more than 20 years of healthcare sales and marketing experience. He has served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at DynaVox Technologies and also at Symphony Health, Global Chief Commercial Officer at Harlan Laboratories, and General Manager of Sales and Marketing at GE Healthcare.

Gentry received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Kentucky, and his MBA at Marquette University. He is also a Certified Six Sigma Blackbelt.

Kelley Curtis, Pharm D, MBA
Chief Pharmacy Officer
St. Lukes Health System
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Kelley Curtis is the Chief Pharmacy Officer for St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho, employed by Comprehensive Pharmacy Services. She leads systemic standardization initiatives and technology implementations to create efficiencies, integrate clinical programs and improve patient care and satisfaction across the continuum of care.

Prior to St. Luke’s, Curtis served as Vice President of the Population Health Pharmacy Program for Mosiac Life Center, St. Joseph, MI; Corporate Director of Pharmacy for Sisters of Charity of Leveanworth Health System in the greater Denver, CO area; and Chief Pharmacy Officer for Mercy Health Partners in Knoxville, TN.

She earned her bachelor of science in pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, PharmD from St. John’s Uiversity and MBA in business and healthcare at Suffolk University.

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