Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in Newfoundland and Labrador are a large group of highly skilled individuals focused on patient safety and are committed to the advancement of the profession.
Each year, the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board recognizes individual registrants for their achievements and outstanding dedication and contribution to the profession.
The Emerald Achievement Award highlights individual registrants with longstanding service to the profession. Emerald Achievement Award winners have been registered with the board and contributing to the provincial health system for 35 years.
The Patient Safety Award recognizes an individual registrant, a group of registrants, an interdisciplinary group, or a pharmacy organization for their contribution to improving patient safety.
Finally, the NLPB Certificate of Recognition acknowledges registrants for their outstanding dedication and contribution to the Board.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the 2018 award winners and offer a special welcome to new pharmacy registrants.
Emerald Achievement Award Recipients:
Patient Safety Award Recipients:
Heather Seeley and Team – Shoppers Drug Mart (Commonwealth Ave, Mount. Pearl)
Heather and her team were recognized for their commitment to continuous quality improvement through their work with the Bonaventure Retirement Home. They have worked closely with the operators of Bonaventure Retirement Home, physicians, and the personal care home monitoring team to provide the highest quality pharmacy care to residents. Through collaboration with members of the residents’ health care providers, Heather and the Shoppers Drug Mart team have positively and effectively supported patients, ensuring the highest quality of patient care and professionalism.
John was recognized for his consistent efforts to continuously improve safety for the patients of Central Health. John is a Clinical Pharmacist at Central Health practicing in the areas of Mental Health and Antimicrobial Utilization. His ongoing work in the area of C. Difficile management has had a proven positive impact on patient safety. He took the lead in developing novel methods to address antibiotic overuse within Central Health and continuously performs audits to monitor usage of broad-spectrum antibiotic and treatment regimens for various infectious disease states. His research demonstrated the positive impact of pharmacist intervention and medication management in optimizing the treatment of C. Difficile induced infections.
NLPB Certificate of Recognition:
Since his registration with the Board in 2005, Ray has volunteered untold hours for the advancement of the work of the Board. He has been a member of the Legislative Committee, the Professional Development Committee and continues to serve as the Board’s representative on the Joint Committee on Structured Practice Experience. In 2010 Ray was elected to the Board and he is currently serving his third, three-year term. He is Chair of the Board’s Complaints Authorization Committee, and the Finance and Audit Committee,in addition to serving in the positions of Vice Chair (2011-12) and Chair (2012-13). Ray is the Pharmacist in Charge of Baccalieu Trail Pharmacy in Clarke’s Beach. Ray also has the distinction of leading the first pharmacy to connect to the provincial Pharmacy Network.
Pharmacists Registered in 2017
Chun Yin Chong
Michael Andrew Hawley
Robyn St. Croix
Technicians Registered in 2017
Lori Lee Beer
Anna Marie Decker
Jo Ann Hicks
Carol Ann Hodder
Ann Marie Snook
Karen St. John
Congratulations to everyone on your special recognition!