Outstanding Pharmacy Buyer of the Year Award Program
NPPA’s Outstanding Pharmacy Buyer of the Year Award Program
The NPPA is proud to honor exemplary work in the field of pharmacy purchasing through the Outstanding Buyer of the Year Award! Each year the Top 3 Awardees are named at the Annual NPPA Conference and, in addition to the distinction, are given corresponding educational prize awards.
Qualifications & Eligibility
Nominees must have a current NPPA membership active in their name (valid through the month of August in the corresponding award year). In addition, all nominees must be pharmacy purchasing professionals currently employed in a pharmacy facility, and can not be employed by a pharmacy vendor company (such as a vendor for drugs or pharmacy supplies), nor a GPO (Group Purchasing Organization). Also, 1st and 2nd place winners from previous award years are not eligible for the current year’s Outstanding Buyer of the Year program.
Nominations by a supervisor, co-worker, or colleague related to the pharmacy purchasing field, as well as self-nominations, will both be considered. In these cases, we suggest that both the nominator, as well as the nominee, complete all or part of the Nomination Form so the form is as complete as possible. This gives the nominee the opportunity to comment further than the nominator may have been able to do, or allows them to add some additional remarks. Both eligible nominations will be presented to the judging panel and published in NPPA’s member publication, Pharmacy Purchasing Outlook.
Completed nominations received from the opening date of submission (in December each year) until the deadline (in late June, see details on Nomination Form), will be printed in approximately 8 editions of Pharmacy Purchasing Outlook (exact editions start & end dependent on what date the Program opens that year and how many nominations are received). The winners will be determined by a neutral panel of judges and announced at that year’s NPPA Conference in August during the Opening Session on the first day of the conference, as well as in one of the post-Conference editions of Pharmacy Purchasing Outlook. Nominees will be informed of their status as soon as the judging is finalized (in late July or early August).
The criteria used to evaluate the significance of the nominee’s accomplishments within the past year takes into account the level of positive impact the individual made within their pharmacy during the year such as the following:
- Providing a model for excellence
- Helping others to do their jobs better
- Improving the services provided by the department
- Streamlining business process efficiency
- Applying innovation or creativity to job duties
- Developing new job skills
- Keeping a consistently positive attitude despite workload demands
- Accomplishing savings in cost and/or time
Qualified nominees have the chance to win one of the following 3 distinctions and educational prize awards.
$1,000 awarded for education/travel
$500 awarded for education/travel
$250 awarded for education/travel
Debra Carlson, CPhT
System Pharmacy Inventory Specialist
St. Charles Bend Hospital
Received $1,000 Award for Education/Travel
Jim Thomas, CPhT
Faith Regional Health Services
Received $500 Award for Education/Travel
Christine Adkison, CPhT
Received $200 Award for Education/Travel
Nominees for 2018 Outstanding Buyer Award
Carla Carroll, CPhT – Supply Chain Tech/Buyer, St. Joseph Regional Health Center, Bryan, TX
Dannette Cole, CPhT – Pharmacy Buyer/340B Specialist, Banner Churchill Community Hospital, Fallon, NV
Margon Dillard, CPhT – Pharmacy Buyer, CHI St. Luke’s Sugarland Hospital, Sugar Land, TX
Phala Flugaur, CPhT – Pharmacy Buyer, North Memorial Health Hospital, Robbinsdale, MN
Susan Hamilton – Purchasing Officer, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Charlene Hogan, CPhT – Pharmacy Purchasing Agent, St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Murfreesboro, TN
Angela Loftus, CPhT – Senior Pharmacy Purchasing Buyer/Analyst, Nebraska Medicine-Bellevue, Omaha, NE
Melissa Palmer, CPhT, RPhT – Pharmacy Buyer, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tampa, FL
Taylor Reuter, CPhT, CAN – Pharmacy Buyer/Tech, Sidney Regional Medical Center, Sidney, NE
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