October has been a busy month with a range of awareness campaigns including Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), National Pet Wellness Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
Most importantly, October shined a light on independent community pharmacies with American Pharmacists Month. We saw a lot of social media posts and videos celebrating the impact pharmacists make on people’s lives, including a number of articles on Health Mart pharmacy teams that are doing great work:
- Raise the level of your pharmacy technicians
Sandie and Adam Kueker, owners of Hesston Pharmacy and Harvey Drug share their best practices and strategies for developing their string pharmacy team.
- Celebrating women in pharmacy Oct. 12
From the first recognized female pharmacy owner in the U.S. to the dynamic female pharmacy owners today, this article highlights women’s roles in independent pharmacy.
- Virginia Keller, RPh: A lifetime of achievement
Awarded the Health Mart Lifetime Achievement Award at McKesson ideaShare 2023, Virginia shares her story.
- Pharmacy technicians working to the top of their license
This article shares some of the various ways technicians can expand their roles and training.
- Bringing awareness to “unique-ability” employment in the pharmacy
Learn how independent pharmacy teams welcome employees and patients with accessibility challenges.
- Eden Drug receives state proclamation from North Carolina
Eden Drug, the 2023 Health Mart Pharmacy of the Year, owner Pete Crouch receives a special honor for his work in his community.
- American Pharmacists Month: Focusing on Patient Care
Pharmacy Times interviews Ramesh Cheruvu, PharmD, pharmacist and pharmacy manager at Health Mart Family Pharmacy, on his journey in the pharmaceutical industry and how it has changed since he became a pharmacist.
- Beyond the Counter: The Many Faces of Pharmacy
McKesson highlights partner and employee pharacists that are tackling different roles that require the expertise of a trained pharmacy professional.
Of course, while the celebrations may end for American Pharacists Month on Oct. 31, the Health Mart team continues to celebrate independent community pharmacy all year long.
The team is gearing up for the 2024 Health Mart Pharmacy of the Year nomination period, beginning in January 2024. If you feel like your shop has a great story to share, please reach out to your sales representative to discuss your nomination. Or you can send the team a private message on McKesson ideaShare social media channels including Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
“My advice to others who want to be nominated for Health Mart Pharmacy of the Year is to continue putting the patient first and tell your story. We are all doing amazing work under difficult circumstances. I learn from other pharmacists almost every day,” said Pete Crouch, RPh, Eden Drug owner and 2023 Health Mart Pharmacy of the Year winner.
Learn more about the Health Mart Pharmacy of the Year program.