The seventh annual Next-Generation Pharmacist awards gala was held August 6, 2016 at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, Massachusetts. The evening’s entertainment was The Paul Ahlstrand Quartet, one of Boston’s finest jazz ensembles, and famed Boston comedian Jimmy Tingle, a humorist and commentator. It was an enchanting evening celebrating Innovation & Inspiration in pharmacy.
The program’s top honor, the Next-Generation Pharmacist, is selected from among the winners of the pharmacist categories and is awarded to the pharmacist who is defining the future of pharmacy by his or her uncompromising vision for a specific pharmacy or for the pharmacy industry overall.
Awarded to an active duty or reserve military pharmacist who operates within a branch of the United States armed forces, and who demonstrates an innovative approach to patient care for those who serve our country.
Awarded to a pharmacist who works in a health-system setting, such as a hospital, long-term care facility, home care, or a health maintenance organization, and has demonstrated improvements in the coordination of care.
Awarded to a pharmacist who donates his or her time and resources with the principal objective of improving the community in which he or she resides and/or the pharmacy operates and the vision is related to pharmacy care and the health outcomes of the community.
Awarded to a pharmacist who owns a pharmacy in whole or in part and who demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit in his or her drive and ability to grow the business or whose advocacy has helped create a better environment for future pharmacy growth.