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Remembering Janet Teeters

By Paul Abramowitz posted 08-19-2014 13:35


Janet Teeters was an extraordinary person and her death is an unbelievable, devastating loss for the ASHP family.

We know that she touched so many of your professional and personal lives. We invite you to share your memories of Janet in the comments below so that others may learn more about her exceptional life and career.

If you have pictures of Janet, we’d like to see those as well. Please share them below. The images will be used during a planned future celebration of her life hosted by ASHP.

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09-09-2014 16:10

Truly a sad time and an immeasurable loss for our profession. I will miss her incredible energy and enthusiasm. She always seemed to be everywhere doing everything. If there is any solace, it is in knowing that she inspired so many that behind her rise a group of highly motivated and engaged professionals that will carry on her work.

08-22-2014 13:11

I wonder how many people in the pharmacy community were fortunate enough to refer to this unique individual as "my friend, Janet Teeters." There are many more, I suspect, than we know. The emotions I feel about losing Janet are difficult to put into words. But there are other feelings that are not difficult at all.
As a co-worker of Janet's and a witness to some of her extraordinary accomplishments at ASHP on behalf of pharmacy residents, I want to thank Jennifer Schultz and Ashley Overy for their comments about Janet's body of work. Because Janet did what she did without a lot of fanfare, her "profound impact" that Colleen mentioned may not be as apparent to everyone as it is to Jennifer, Ashley, and other residents and students spending time at ASHP.
It was a privilege to watch Janet work, interweaving creativity with productivity, always looking for more efficiency, higher quality - and having fun the whole time. I believe her tireless commitment to excellence in experiential training resulted in an enduring legacy to pharmacy, giving us new practitioners that are "so sharp,"[as one well-know pharmacy leader put it. I agree - the residents I've worked with are extraordinary, dedicated, engaged, and most important, professionals to whom I would entrust my care. These young practitioners are the future of our profession and in part because of Janet, they will be well-prepared.
I respected and admired Janet so much and I know I'm not alone. As a friend and a pharmacist, thank you, Janet, for sharing your delightful and joyous personality with me and for being a such a wonderful teacher and leader.

08-21-2014 10:56

Janet did so many wonderful things to increase the opportunities for growth for new pharmacy practitioners. Janet's work to improve and expand residency training has positively impacted so many lives. She has succeeded in her life adn left a profound impact on our profession. My favorite quote about living a successful life is included below, and Janet has definitely achieved this goal:
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

08-20-2014 17:58

My heart is heavy to have lost a colleague, neighbor, and friend. I first met Janet in Illinois when she was the President of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists. She played an important role in getting me involved with ICHP and served as one of my references when I was hired by ASHP. I am ever grateful for her influence on my early career. When she joined ASHP I gained a colleague and neighbor as we lived just one street away from each other. We sometimes carpooled and shared grocery store and restaurant reviews and other community news. At work she was always generous with her time, advice, and perspectives despite how busy she was in improving and expanding residency and technician training programs. I enjoyed how our personal and professional lives intertwined. I miss Janet. We will all miss her vivacious spirit, her quick smile and her friendship.

08-19-2014 19:52

Dearest Janet,
I will miss catching up with you at Midyear and talking about your travels. No matter what the situation, you always could provide a smile and thoughtful word. Thank you for helping expand pharmacy residencies and improving the profession. We will all miss you.

08-19-2014 15:35

Not surprising, all the many comments left on Facebook and other places and all the private conversations by ASHP staff show what a profound impact Janet has had on the profession and peoples’ lives. And all in her own humble and “real” way – never one to show any signs of self-importance but she undoubtedly was a very important and special person to many many people. I have enjoyed working with Janet over the years and saw up front her professional dedication, love of life and adventure, and her respect for all people. I will miss her great smile and warm heart.
Colleen Bush