LIU Pharmacy (Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) Named CVS Caremark Partner of the Year for 2013
Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations
LIU Pharmacy (Arnold Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) announced today that it has been granted the CVS Caremark Partner of the Year Award. CVS Caremark, the nation’s largest integrated pharmacy company, annually recognizes a college of pharmacy whose delivery of patient care and service best reflects the company’s purpose of helping people on their path to better health. The recognition includes an award of $50,000, which was presented to LIU Pharmacy faculty, staff, and students in April.
LIU Pharmacy was nominated for the Partner of the Year award based on more than 10 years of collaboration with CVS Caremark. Both organizations are health care advocates that are closely aligned with their vision and values as well as invest in the development of future clinicians, managers, and leaders in pharmacy care. For example, CVS Caremark has worked with Stephen Gross, Ed.D., dean of LIU Pharmacy, as well as faculty at LIU Pharmacy, to create and launch a nationwide Pharmacy Business Leadership Rotation, which is now available at all pharmacy colleges.
LIU has maintained a balance of graduates entering community pharmacy, health system pharmacy, and residency programs over the years. In 2013, CVS Caremark was the number one employer of LIU Pharmacy graduates and currently employs more than 161 interns from the pharmacy program.
“The school is pleased and honored to receive this special award and appreciation from a company who has supported the school over the years,” said Dean Gross. “CVS Caremark has sponsored a multitude of events and activities, such as our white coat ceremony and Pharmacy Student Leadership Council, in addition to supporting our students with rotation sites and quality preceptors.”
CVS Caremark’s Director of Pharmacy Recruiting Amy Holland, Pharm.D, said “We are pleased to be able to support the School of Pharmacy’s pursuit of educating innovative pharmacy leaders for tomorrow. I look forward to our continued relationship as we strive for excellence together.”
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