Pharmacy Times™, the industry-leading pharmacy resource, and Parata Systems, the founding partners of the Next-Generation Pharmacist™ awards, honored the 2019 winners, named at the annual awards gala Friday, Oct. 25, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego.
Daniel S. Fuchs, R.Ph., pharmacist and owner of Fuchs Family Pharmacies, received the top honor: The 2019 Next-Generation Pharmacist™. He will be featured on the cover of the October issue of Pharmacy Times™, which will profile his contributions to the industry.
“Each nominee, finalist, and winner recognized by their peers represents the future of pharmacy,” said Mark Longley, EVP of Sales and Marketing at Parata. “Honoring those who not only stand out in their profession but also work toward elevating the work of pharmacy teams is a privilege we never pass up.”
Nominations for the 10th annual Next-Generation Pharmacist® surpassed 475 entries across 10 award categories. An independent panel of distinguished judges evaluated entries for adherence to professional standards, experience related to each category and advancement of the profession. The three highest-scoring entries in each category were named finalists, and the top-scoring entry was named the category winner. The overall Next-Generation Pharmacist™ was chosen from among the winners of the 8 pharmacist categories.
Fuchs, the 2019 Next-Generation Pharmacist™, is a founder and managing partner of K2red LLC, which owns nine pharmacies and oversees 120 employees. Pharmacy runs in the family; his father owned and operated Dick’s Pharmacy in Twin Falls, Idaho, before Fuchs founded K2RED LLC with his brothers. Fuchs and his wife (also a pharmacist) are corecipients of the 2019 Professional Achievement Award from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy and raised three children who also chose to become pharmacists.
“We are so proud to recognize this year’s Next-Generation Pharmacist™ winners for their accomplishments in the pharmacy industry,” said John Hydrusko, vice president of Pharmacy & Healthcare Communications. “The chosen, outstanding individuals are the pharmacy leaders of today and are helping to shape the future of the profession.”
The 2019 Next-Generation Pharmacist™ winners are:
- Civic Leader: Curtis C. Gielow, D.Law (honorary), MHA, B.S.Pharm., Gielow Ventures, LLC.
- Entrepreneur: Daniel S. Fuchs, R.Ph., Dick’s Pharmacy and Fuchs Family Pharmacies.
- Future Pharmacist: Drake Reiter, Drake University.
- Health-System Pharmacist: Sarah L. Anderson, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Denver Health Medical Center.
- Lifetime Leadership: Bruce R. Canaday, Pharm.D., FASHP, FAPHA, St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
- Patient Care Provider: Mayank Amin, Pharm.D., MBA, R.Ph., Skippack Pharmacy.
- Rising Star: Maj. Miranda Debelvich, Pharm.D., BCGP, U.S. Air Force.
- Specialty Pharmacist: Kirollos Hanna, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical Center.
- Technician: Allison S. Loring, CPhT, Walgreens.
- Technology Innovator: Jenny Bingham, Pharm.D., BCACP, SinfoniaRx.
For more information, visit nextgenpharmacist.com or follow Next-Generation Pharmacist™ on Twitter and Facebook.
About Pharmacy Times™
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About Parata Systems, LLC
Parata provides pharmacy technology solutions to reduce costs, improve health outcomes, and enhance the patient experience by offering the most comprehensive pharmacy automation portfolio with medication adherence packaging, high-speed robotic dispensing technologies, and pharmacy workflow solutions. Discover how pharmacies across all practice settings use our solutions to stay out in front at parata.com.