We Are IH: Meet a pharmacist who helps IH manage drug shortages

March 20, 2024
Kris and son Bennett enjoying the Okanagan snowfall this winter.

Name: Kris Scott (he/him/his)
Job Title: Formulary coordinator, pharmacy services
Years of Service: 7
Worksite: Kelowna CHSC (and home office)
Community: West Kelowna
Ancestral Territory: Syilx/Okanagan
Favourite Quote / Advice to live by: “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” -Mark Twain

From the time your health-care provider writes you a prescription in hospital to the time your nurse provides it to you, there’s an intricate process that takes place, one which is always evolving. One of the people helping guide this process is Kris Scott, formulary coordinator for Interior Health pharmacy services.

“I'm passionate about quality improvement,” says Kris, who was born and raised in Prince Rupert, B.C. “Having the opportunity to work as a pharmacist in a unique regional role provides me with almost daily opportunities to contribute to system changes that can improve efficiencies for our IH pharmacy teams in supporting patient care.

"At the end of the day, it's really being able to have a positive impact on patient care that inspires me and the work I do.”

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