TORONTO, June 18, 2018 /CNW/ - The Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) presented its annual awards on Friday, June 8, 2018 to four Ontario pharmacists and one graduate from the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy for their contributions to the profession and patient care.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors at OPA, I'm pleased to announce this year's pharmacy award winners, and congratulate them on their significant contributions to the pharmacy profession," says Mike Cavanagh, Chair of the Board of Directors for OPA. "With a new government and a focus on the healthcare industry, these are critical times in the history of pharmacy. Our award winners represent the best of the best in pharmacy, and demonstrate the difference local pharmacists can make every day in the lives of Ontario patients."
This year's awards were presented in five categories to the following pharmacy professionals:
"Ontarians deserve the very best from their healthcare professionals, and this year's award winners exemplify the skills and expertise that the profession brings to the healthcare industry," says Cavanagh. "These are the professionals who are integral to helping all of us rethink pharmacy and how pharmacists can make a significant difference improving the health outcomes of Ontario patients."
About the Ontario Pharmacists Association
The Ontario Pharmacists Association is committed to evolving the pharmacy profession, and advocating for excellence in practice and patient care. With more than 10,000 members, OPA is Canada's largest advocacy organization, and professional development and drug information provider for pharmacy professionals across Ontario. By leveraging the unique expertise of pharmacy professionals, enabling them to practise to their fullest potential, and making them more accessible to patients, OPA is working to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system. The pharmacy sector plays a strong role in Ontario with an economic impact of more than $6.3 billion across 4,500 pharmacies, employing 60,000 Ontarians.
SOURCE Ontario Pharmacists Association
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