Via Christi restructures pharmacy services

Via Christi Health has restructured its pharmacy services.

As part of the restructuring, the state's largest health system said it has named Jim Garrelts, director of pharmacy for Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita, executive director of pharmacy, a newly created position.

Directors reporting to Garrelts under the new structure are Charles Eisenberg, Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan; Chris Okeke, Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg; and Mark Gagnon, Via Christi Health ePharmacy.

Via Christi officials said the new structure will enable it to provide pharmacy services that are efficient and cost-effective and will improve clinical quality and patient safety.