Laguna Honda Names New Pharmacy Director


For Immediate Release
December 20, 2012

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Laguna Honda Names New Pharmacy Director

San Francisco, CA – Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center today announced the appointment of Michelle Fouts, Pharm.D. as Pharmacy Director. 

Dr. Fouts has over 15 years of experience in long term care practice and health care administration. She has served as the acting Pharmacy Director since 2010, following the appointment of former pharmacy director David Woods as Chief Pharmacy Officer for the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

“I am pleased to welcome Michelle to her permanent position,” said Executive Administrator Mivic Hirose, RN, MS, CNS. “Michelle is part of a generation of leadership at Laguna Honda committed to innovation and a resident-centered approach. She brings insight and expertise to a key leadership position.” she said.

The appointment was announced by Dr. Woods, who said, “Michelle has provided the kind of leadership the pharmacy and the hospital need to become a world-class center of excellence in long term care. She is a great addition to a capable team.”

Dr. Fouts managed the move of the hospital pharmacy to a new state-of-the-art dispensing laboratory in December 2010. She successfully guided the pharmacy through three annual licensing and certification surveys by the California Department of Public Health, and implemented the California Medication Error Reduction Plan (MERP), a significant accomplishment. 

She serves as an administrator on duty in the absence of the executive administrator and as an executive partner for the hospital’s Memory Care program. She is also leading the hospital's planning effort to implement fully electronic health records. 

Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center is a branch of the San Francisco Department of Public Health providing acute care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing services to a safety net population of 765 seniors and adults with disabilities.