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We are pleased to announce that Acute Care Pharmaceuticals has agreed to again sponsor the Outstanding Pharmacy Buyer Award of 2006-07. This is the fourth straight year that Acute Care has agreed to fund this unique award program for Pharmacy Purchasing Outlook.
Award prizes as sponsored by Acute Care are as follows.
1st Place: $1,000 and a 1-year subscription/renewal to PPO newsletter.
2nd Place: $500 and a 1-year subscription/renewal to PPO newsletter.
3rd Place: 1-year subscription/renewal to PPO newsletter.
Pharmacy purchasing can be one of the most important positions on any health-system or hosptial team, but the job is often performed without the rest of the pharmacy staff’s understanding of what is entailed to have prescribed medications in stock while keeping costs within tight budgets. Thus you may be recognized by nominating yourself.
All nominations sent from now until June, 2007 will be printed in the November 2006 through June 2007 editions of PPO, after which the winner will be determined by an independent panel, and announced in the July-August 2007 edition.
Up for consideration this year so far (nominations remain open until May 20), are the following nominees.
Nominee: April Morton, CPhT, Pharmacy Buyer, Midcoast Hospital, Brunswick, Maine (full nomination printed in the November 2006 issue of PPO).
Nominee: Carol Oaster, Inventory and Purchasing Control Coordinator, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, New York (full nomination printed in the December 2006 issue ofPPO).
Nominee: Richard Ponder, Pharmacy Inventory Coordinator, East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, LA (full nomination printed in the May 2007 issue of PPO)
Nominee: Michael Porvaznick, Pharmacy Buyer, Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, Michigan (full nomination printed in the May 2007 issue of PPO).
Nominee: Debbie Reed, Pharmacy Buyer, Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Michigan (full nomination printed in the April 2007 issue of PPO).
Nominee: Carl Whittemore, Pharmacy Department Purchasing Coordinator, Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, Utica, New York (full nomination printed in the May 2007 issue of PPO).
Nominee: Lalainya Williamson, Pharmacy Buyer, University of MS Medical Center, Pharmacy Administration, Jackson, Mississippi (full nomination printed in the March 2007 issue of PPO).
Nominee: Munira Zahabi, Pharmacy Technician, Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, California (full nomination printed in the April 2007 issue of PPO).
Congratulations to our 2005-06 Outstanding Buyers!
Outstanding Pharmacy Buyer Winners
1st Place: James Zotzky, Pharmacy Purchasing Agent, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX
$1,000 and a 1-year subscription/renewal to Pharmacy Purchasing Outlook newsletter
2nd Place: Allen Sutherland, Pharmacy Buyer, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
3rd Place: Arwa Barodawala, PYXIS, Project & Purchasing Coordinator
|We extend our appreciation to Acute Care Pharmaceuticals for agreeing to keep this important program of recognition active for all our PPO subscribers.|
Shelia Buff, Pharmacy Buyer/Technician, Bleckley Memorial Hospital, Cochran, Georgia
Tammi Larkin, Supervisor/Pharmacy Buyer, Vancouver Island Health Authority,Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Pamela Marsey, Pharmacy Buyer, Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana, Illinois
Kathy Pflaum, Inventory Control Coordinator, St. Francis Health Center, Topeka, Kansas
Robert Vandenburgh, Pharmacy Purchasing Supervisor, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.