Maine Health Vice President of Clinical Services, M.
Patricia Cook, RN, MBA, EdD, announced recently that
Lawrence Pierce, MPh, Director of Pharmacy at Stephens
Memorial Hospital has earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy
(PharmD) from the University of Washington.
has been a pharmacist for over 30 years, employed at
Stephens since September of 2001; and Director of
Pharmacy since 2003. He has been
working towards his PharmD degree since 2005, a feat
which included weekend workshop classes in Seattle,
projects and online course work. He states this is
"something I have wanted to do for a very long time,
I've been looking at it for years, and everything
finally came together."
is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
(BCPS), and Board Certified in nutrition support.
says, "Larry has worked tirelessly to achieve his
goal. His major project was related to enhancing
patient safety systems at Stephens Memorial Hospital, so
we have already reaped some of the benefits of his
education. We are extremely proud of him."
lives in Scarborough with his wife.