Hospital Pharmacist Wins State Award
Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Dorothy Gourley, Registered Pharmacist
Hospital pharmacist Dorothy Gourley received the Bowl of Hygeia Award from the Oklahoma Pharmacists Association during the OPHA 2011 state convention.
Bowl of Hygeia is the highest award for community service from Oklahoma pharmacists. “It’s prestigious. I am extremely grateful to have been chosen by my peers,” Gourley said.
Gourley has been serving Mercy Health/Love County since 1984, first as resident pharmacist and presently as consultant pharmacist. Under her guidance, the hospital has adopted a computerized medication dispensing system.
Her career began in 1967 and includes experience as a retail pharmacist, chain pharmacist manager, hospital pharmacist, and consultant pharmacist to rural hospitals. She lives in Ardmore.
Throughout her career, Gourley has been a leader in professional associations. She is serving her second 5-year term on the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy, a gubernatorial appointment. She served as president of the Board and is currently vice-president. She chaired a committee to write new rules for hospital drug rooms. She served on an advisory board to the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority for the Medicaid drug program. She represented the Oklahoma Board on the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.
She has been president of the Oklahoma Pharmacists Association. She has served on legislative committees for both the OPHA and the Oklahoma Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She has been a Board member of the Pharmacy Providers of Oklahoma.
She presently serves as a member of the formulary board for the Advanced Practice Nurses and the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.
Gourley is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She serves on the Board of the university’s Pharmacy Alumni Foundation and is a member of the Pharmacy Alumni Association Council. In 2005, she received the Outstanding Pharmacist Alumna award.