Nominations for 2018 award recipients will open July 10, 2017.
2016 MPA Annual Award Recipients
Bowl of Hygeia
Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year
From the award nomination: "Logan is a major contributor to the stroke team. Through his efforts our door-to-tPA administration times have gone down by 24 minutes year to date. This has greatly improved patient care for such a devastating disease."
Excellence in Innovation
From the award nomination: "I am nominating Mike for his work and leadership on the Transition of Care Project at Bozeman Health. In the project pharmacists reviewed correct medication reconciliation, drug interactions, allergies, medications received while hospitalized and appropriateness of medication for disease state. The pharmacist then corrected any discrepancies with physician approval and educated patients on all discharge medications. To date this program has completed over 1500 interventions, 163 which had potential to cause serious patient harm. Over 600 patients have received discharge counseling. This is truly an innovative practice that has had a positive impact on patient care and population health in Bozeman."
Fitzgerald Pharmacist of the Year
From the award nomination: "Carla is a leader and trail blazer in establishing forward looking pharmacy policy in Montana. Through her efforts this past year, she has been instrumental in championing payment for pharmacist services in Montana. Her organization and resources have moved us closer to being recognized by Montana Medicaid for what we do for our patients. She has put together many meetings, seminars, and CE events in the past year and has been a driving force in bringing all interested parties together for a common goal -- recognizing pharmacists as providers."
Generation Rx Champions
From the award nomination: "Derrick served as chair for Generation Rx, a community service operation of the American Pharmacy Association, Academy of Students of Pharmacy. One of the goals of this group is to present on
prescription drug abuse to high schools. Derrick presented at 65 high schools in Montana and Idaho. Derrick has been passionate about spreading the word about addiction from prescription drug abuse to alcoholism. Derrick explained his passion by stating, "I hope that through these presentations I can prevent some of the high schoolers from going through the pain and hopelessness that comes with addiction." Coffman concluded, "Derrick is truly an advocate in bringing about awareness of drug addiction to those in his peer group. For his efforts we thank him."
Pharmacy Technician of the Year