February 10, 2011

Providence Hospitals names director of pharmacy services

Providence Hospitals, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, recently named David Kilgore as director of pharmacy services. Kilgore served as the hospital’s interim director of the pharmacy for four months prior.

As director, David will develop an operating budget for pharmaceuticals, supplies and personnel and oversee inventory for a department that provides service to nearly 89,000 patients a year, including emergency department admissions, cardiac caths, outpatient surgeries, electrophysiology studies and more. A preceptor for the South Carolina School of Pharmacy, Kilgore previously worked for nine years as the assistant director of pharmacy services.

Kilgore received a Bachelor of Science from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Providence Hospitals President & CEO George Zara said, “During his tenure with Providence, David has implemented a number of technological and operational improvements. I am confident that as director of pharmacy services, he will continue to strengthen the patient-centered care our hospital provides.”

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