DBT40 Honoree: Dr. Michael C. Dejos of Nemours

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AGE: 28
TITLE:
Medication Safety Officer
COMPANY:
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
WORKS IN:
Wilmington

What the nominator said:

“As an active contributor to the efforts of the Delaware Pharmacists Society, the Delaware Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and Safe Kids Delaware, Mike is a leader within the health-care, pharmacy and patient safety fields. His leadership style is that of leading from the middle, preferring open and honest discussions, putting reality on the table, and actively working through it. He has been given the Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award, presented by Pharmacists Mutual Companies and the Delaware Pharmacists Society and — on a national level — Mike has been elected as a voting member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacist’s House of Delegates, representing Delaware health-system pharmacists on national issues such as drug supply chain integrity, medical marijuana, and pharmacy technician advancement.”

Social media platform you can’t live without:

Facebook

Biggest break:

“I received my biggest break when I was offered the medication safety officer position at Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children.”

Two words that best describe you:

Inquisitive and innovative.

Work/life balance technique you recommend:

“On a weekly basis, determine what your priorities are and identify how you can address them. As you recognize your priorities for the week, avoid time-wasting activities and people.”

Your advice for the next generation:

“Do what you love and love what you do.”

In one sentence, define success:

“Success is the ability to achieve or accomplish a goal that provides many key stakeholders with a win-win result.”

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