McKesson Announces 2013 Pharmacy of the Year Winner at McKesson ideaShare
Independent pharmacy recognized for contributions to community through
leadership in patient care, innovative marketing and technology adoption
McKesson ideaShare 2013
LAS VEGAS -- June 28, 2013
McKesson Corporation announced that its 2013 Pharmacy of the Year grand prize
winner is Parkland Health Mart^® Pharmacy, located in Desloge, Missouri.
Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy was honored in a special awards ceremony during
the Opening General Session at the 2013 McKesson ideaShare conference.
Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy, owned by Lisa Umfleet, R.Ph., has been a
McKesson customer since 2009. McKesson’s Pharmacy of the Year award recognizes
independent pharmacies for the exceptional contributions they make to their
communities and the leadership they demonstrate in the areas of quality
patient care, innovative marketing and technology adoption.
“It is because of pharmacies like Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy and leaders
like Lisa Umfleet that community pharmacy continues to succeed and grow,” said
Mark Walchirk, president, McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical. “McKesson takes pride
in providing pharmacies with the best-in-class tools needed to not only
succeed in today’s market, but also to position their businesses for success
in a dynamic healthcare landscape. Parkland Health Mart has become an integral
member of its community healthcare system by establishing strong, personal
relationships with patients and offering the latest clinical services for
Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy is an exemplary pharmacy, offering patients
pharmaceutical-care services, medication therapy management (MTM), medication
synchronization, 340B support, Medicare Part D counseling, diabetes
counseling, immunizations, long-term care service and delivery service.
Recently remodeled and expanded, Parkland now includes an area for private
consultation and immunizations. Additionally, the pharmacy has embraced
McKesson technology and automation solutions to help build and diversify their
patient base, as well as improve the accuracy and speed of their service.
Umfleet opened a second Health Mart pharmacy in Fredericktown last winter and
has plans to open a third store in Ironton later this year.
By closely collaborating with local prescribers, patients and payers to
provide superior service, Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy has established a
strong presence in the local community, which is also supported by regular
advertising via social media, newspaper, radio, billboards and a
shrink-wrapped delivery car. Furthermore, Umfleet serves as an adjunct
professor at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Parkland is a preceptor
site, giving pharmacy students the opportunity to experience Health Mart
firsthand before they graduate.
“By utilizing McKesson’s services and products, our pharmacy staff is able to
devote more time to providing excellent patient care,” said Umfleet. “McKesson
listens to its customers, understands our goals and needs, and responds by
providing new tools and programs that help pharmacies like Parkland grow and
thrive. On behalf of the Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy team, we are honored to
receive McKesson’s Pharmacy of the Year award.”
For more information on all of McKesson’s announcements from McKesson
ideaShare 2013, please visit McKesson’s online newsroom
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a
healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the
business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers, hospitals,
physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the
spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to
patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their
financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include
pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information
technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit
McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical
Kristin Hunter, 415-983-8974
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