On October 3, some of the Gatti Pharmacy crew attending the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association's (PPA) 2015 Annual Conference in Grantville, PA where they were pleasantly surprised to see their fellow teammates honored.
Terri Wilkinson, our Pharmacy Manager and Technician, was presented with the 2015 Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award for her leadership, dedication and passion to help others. Each year. this award is given to the pharmacy technician who has "demonstrated a professional attitude in their pharmacy environment, who has shown leadership in the training of other technicians, and who is involved in PPA and other professional organizations and/or community service activities, and has shown overall pride in their work as a pharmacy technician," according to the PPA's press release.
Terri exemplifies this and more. She's been a part of the Gatti family for the last six years and held management roles as a pharmacy technician in Washington State prior to moving back to Pennsylvania. From day one, it's been clear that Terri's number one goal is to help anyone that walks into the pharmacy any way she can.
In addition, Stephanie Smith Cooney, who has been the sole owner and president of Gatti Pharmacy since 2010, earned the Pauline Montgomery Leadership Award, which is presented "to the female independent owner, manager, or employee of an independent pharmacy who has demonstrated leadership in pharmacy, politics/advocacy, and community as well as involvement in PPA," PPA's release added.
Over the years, Stephanie has implemented immunizations, including travel immunizations, medication therapy management services, and an auto-synchronization prescription program. Furthermore, she developed a community practice residency program with the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, where she serves as a mentor to residents. It is also important to note that in the last year, she has been a co-researcher on a project that was presented at the APhA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA
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