North Dakota Society of Health-System Pharmacists


NDSHP exists to elevate health-system pharmacy practice and patient care in our region through advocacy, innovation and member support.


To provide leadership that inspires optimal medication use for every patient, every time.


The North Dakota Society of Health System Pharmacists began in the early 1960s under the leadership of Sister Emanuel at St. Alexis Medical Center in Bismarck. A central and western group met separately from several of the eastern North Dakota health system pharmacists.  These eastern pharmacists were active in the MinnDak association of Hospital Pharmacists.  Affiliation with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists occurred in the mid-1980s.

The MinnDak group and the central and western ND Health System group came together in 1989 as the North Dakota Society of Health System Pharmacists (NDSHP).  Between 1989 and 2022, health system pharmacy has continued to evolve and grow in the state of North Dakota with leadership from NDSHP.

NDSHP has continued to maintain their afffiliation with ASHP. Re-affiliation also occurred in 2014 and 2022.



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