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H-E-B and Supervalu were among retailers honored by The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation for their leadership in the pharmacy industry.
“The NACDS Foundation joins our benefactors in honoring these distinguished community pharmacy leaders and educators for their significant contributions,” said Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM, president of the NACDS Foundation. “We are pleased to recognize their achievements in advancing pharmacy care on behalf of patients.”
The awards were accompanied by generous contributions to the NACDS Foundation from several benefactors:
Fougera Pharmacy Scholarship Award: H-E-B CFO and NACDS chairman of the board Robert Loeffler
In Loeffler’s honor, Fougera has made a contribution of $25,000 to the NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Student Scholarship Program to support the education of future leaders in patient care and to recognize pharmacy students who have a strong interest in pursuing a career in community pharmacy.
IMS HEALTH Pharmacy Partnership Award: Supervalu, Inc. VP, pharmacy services, Daniel J. Salemi, RPh
A contribution of $10,000 was awarded in Salemi’s honor to the NACDS Foundation. This award honors a leader who values the importance of data in fact-based communication and corporate planning.
Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceutical Alliance Award: Walgreen Co. divisional VP, government and community relations and 2011 NACDS Pharmacy & Technology Conference chairman, Deborah B. Garza, RPh
This award was bestowed in recognition of leadership, commitment and service to community pharmacy. Garza currently serves on the NACDS Policy Council and serves on the NACDS Foundation Board of Directors. Accompanying the award, a $10,000 contribution was donated by Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. to the NACDS Foundation in Garza’s name.
The NACDS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that serves as the education, research and charitable affiliate of NACDS.