McKesson honors pharmacists’ contributions to health care

APhM, which is sponsored by American Pharmacists Association, is meant to bring awareness to the profession. | File photo

McKesson is taking time during American Pharmacists Month (APhM) to celebrate the contributions of all pharmacists: retail, hospital and health systems, long-term care and military.

Each worker, no matter the practice setting, plays a role in better the health of their patients and communities as a whole.

“As one of the most trusted and accessible health care professionals, community pharmacists are driving innovative solutions to deliver patient education, adherence support, and financial assistance designed to improve patient outcomes,” Health Mart Chief Pharmacist Crystal Lennartz said. “McKesson and Health Mart support the expanded role of pharmacists across all practice settings and commend the American Pharmacists Association for celebrating pharmacists’ dedication to providing their customers with extraordinary service that improves patient care and impacts their local communities every day.”

McKesson is recognized internationally as a top name in medical supply chain and health care technology services. APhM, which is sponsored by American Pharmacists Association, is meant to bring awareness to the pharmacy profession and to inform the public, lawmakers and others in the health care profession about how pharmacists help in reducing health care costs and safe and logical management of medications across the country. 

“The role of the clinical pharmacist is rapidly expanding to stay ahead of the changing dynamics brought upon by health care reform,” Mark Eastham, senior vice president of McKesson Pharmacy Optimization, said. “Tasked with identifying initiatives that can increase revenue and reduce costs while improving patient care, pharmacists are increasingly taking more accountability for medication therapy and superior patient outcomes. With an expanding scope of service and greater collaboration with other members of the care team, pharmacists are integral to the long-term success of health care transformation.”

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