Children’s Emergency Care Alliance of Tennessee has selected Ben
Welch, PhD as this year’s recipient of the Joseph Weinberg, MD Leadership
Award. Dr. Welch is the Clinical Pharmacy Services Manager at East Tennessee
Children's Hospital. This award recognizes Dr. Weinberg’s dedication
of long-standing service to the life-saving needs of the children of Tennessee
and support of the principles of the national Emergency Medical Services
for Children program.
|(L to R) Rhonda Phillipi (Executive Director), Ben Welch, Kate Copeland
(Chair of Children’s Emergency Care Alliance of Tennessee)
Mr. Welch is an appointed member of the Tennessee Department of Health,
Committee on Pediatric Emergency Care (CoPEC). CoPEC is an advisory committee
to the Board for Licensing Healthcare Facilities and the state Emergency
Medical Services Board, which recommends standards for quality care of
ill and injured children in Tennessee. Members of this committee serve
voluntarily as a public service without compensation.
As part of his duties, Mr. Welch serves as a member of the Standards and
Data committees. He has worked tirelessly to review medication delivery
practices across our state and to develop standard pediatric dosing guidelines.
These standards will be used for medication administration dosing tools
that will be endorsed for use across the state.