2020 Outstanding Early Career Awardee
Edward N. Battjes
Pharmacy Manager/Clinical Coordinator, Outpatient Diabetes Education
Associate Director of Ambulatory PGY-1 and PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency Programs
Saint Joseph Health System
“My fondest memories at Purdue and what has shaped my career are the meaningful relationships that I have been lucky enough to establish and continue to create. Purdue is like family and I am incredibly fortunate to have found so many people during my time at Purdue who were willing to mentor, invest, and believe in me.”
PharmD 2010, Purdue University
- Opportunity to create meaningful relationships that have improved patient livesars
- Expanded financially sustainable ambulatory pharmacy services across the entire Saint Joseph Physician Network providing a variety of services to patients and providers
- Built a team that is responsible for reducing hospital readmissions to the lowest in Trinity Health for hospitals that have greater than 50 beds
- Expanded the pharmacy residency programs and creation of a PGY-2 Program in Ambulatory Care
Dr. Ed Battjes graduated with his PharmD from the Purdue University College of Pharmacy in 2010. After graduation, he completed his PGY-1 Residency in Community Pharmacy at Mathes Pharmacy in New Albany, Indiana. After residency, he established chronic disease state programming at Saint Joseph Health System in Saint Joseph, Elkhart and Marshall Counties.
Ed is the Associate Director of the PGY-1 and PGY-2 Ambulatory Pharmacy Residency Programs at Saint Joseph Health System in South Bend, IN. He is also the Manager of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services where he, along with his colleague, Dr. Ed Sheridan, are aggressively working to change the landscape of how ambulatory pharmacy is practiced and utilized. Drs. Battjes and Sheridan have closely quantified and analyzed the services they provide to the point where they have been able to justify the hiring of at least 4 other clinical pharmacists. This positive data has resulted in the pharmacy model at St. Joseph to become the model for other hospitals in the Trinity Health System. The extent to which Dr. Battjes and his colleagues have measured the impact of their clinical services is rare and could serve as a model for practitioners across the country.
Ed continues to be very involved with the College of Pharmacy. He is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, a Co-Course Coordinator and a Laboratory Assistant. He is a Preceptor for the APPE Diabetes Education Rotation. Dr. Battjes is an Expert Reviewer for Pharmacists Letter and a Reviewer for the Family Physician Inquiry Network. He was also named one of Elkhart County’s 40 under 40.
Ed serves on multiple local boards: The Salvation Army, his church and the local United Health Services. He actively takes part in community efforts and has inspired students and residents to take part in community events. Ed started the Feast to Feed event which raises $20-30k annually to support local food shelters.