Joseph Moose Named 2012 Next-Generation Pharmacistâ„¢ at San Diego Zoo

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DURHAM, N.C. – Oct. 16, 2012 More than 200 pharmacy industry leaders gathered last night to watch a Moose take home pharmacy’s top honor at the San Diego Zoo.  

Joseph Moose, PharmD, of Moose Pharmacy in Concord, N.C., was honored with the national title of “2012 Next-Generation Pharmacist” at the third-annual Next-Generation Pharmacist awards event presented by Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times. The program recognizes those who are defining the future of pharmacy in 10 categories.
 
Of the more than 375 nominations received this year, three finalists were named in each category and last night, the winners were announced to an audience of pharmacy leaders. The overall title of “Next-Generation Pharmacist” is determined from among the winners of the pharmacist categories.
 
Moose was named the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year, chosen specifically for his high standards of patient care, management success, career accomplishments, and dedication to advancing the industry.
 
“Pharmacists are trusted and critical members of their patients’ healthcare teams,” said Tom Rhoads, CEO of Parata Systems. “Joe Moose delivers on that trust with his successful medication therapy management and specialty pharmacy practices to improve health outcomes for his patients. He embodies the future of pharmacy, and we are delighted the judges chose him for this year’s top honor.”
 
The 2012 Next-Generation Pharmacist winners are:
 
Civic Leader of the Year: Peter Crouch, RPh, CCP, Eden Drug, Eden, N.C.
 
Entrepreneur of the Year: Joseph Moose, PharmD, Moose Pharmacy, Concord, N.C.
 
Future Pharmacist of the Year: Sheri Winner, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, Okla.
 
Lifetime Achievement Award: Lonnie Hollingsworth, PharmD, L&H Drugs, Lubbock, Texas
 
Long-Term Care Pharmacist of the Year: Bent Gay, BSPharm, Dublin, Ga.
 
Military Pharmacist of the Year: MAJ Debra Cosby, PharmD, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
 
Patient Care Provider of the Year: Marty Feltner, PharmD, Kohll’s Pharmacy and Homecare, Omaha, Neb.

Rising Star of the Year: Zachary Marcum, PharmD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
 
Technician of the Year: Michelle Earich, CPhT, The Wellington Group, LLC, Medina, Ohio
 
Technology Innovator of the Year: Stephen Vogt, PharmD, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
 
Winners and finalists were chosen by an independent panel of esteemed judges, chaired by Pharmacy Times editor-in-chief, Fred Eckel. All of the 2012 Next-Generation Pharmacist award winners are profiled on Pharmacy Times’ website, www.pharmacytimes.com, and in the publication’s October issue, which was unveiled at the event with Moose on the cover.
 
“Joe Moose is the perfect candidate to grace the cover of Pharmacy Times as the face of this year’s Next-Generation Pharmacist program,” said Eckel. “He truly is a groundbreaker.”
 
The Next-Generation Pharmacist program was founded in 2010 by Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times to recognize pharmacy professionals whose exemplary professional practice is defining the future of the industry.
 
Category sponsors of the 2012 program included Novo Nordisk, Upsher-Smith, BD, GSL Solutions, Inc. and Pharmacy Development Services. Additional supporters were Rexam and Parata Financial.
 
At the San Diego Zoo, the program’s founders also unveiled the location of the fourth annual Next-Generation Pharmacist awards, planned for Sunday, August 11, 2013 at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The event will be held concurrent with the National Association of Chain Drugs Stores’ Total Store Expo. Call for entries open January 14 of next year.
 
For a 2012 event recap, and information on next year’s Next-Generation Pharmacist awards, visit www.nextgenerationpharmacist.com or www.pharmacytimes.com.
 
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About Parata Systems
Durham, N.C.-based Parata Systems, LLC, was founded in 2001 and provides powerful pharmacy automation technology to improve dispensing safety and productivity. Next-generation Parata Max® and Parata Mini® deliver the highest accuracy, speed and productivity for the lowest cost per prescription. Parata PASS generates customized unit- and multi-dose strip packaging that improves safety and adherence for retail and long-term care patients, and eases the demands of short-cycle dispensing. Pharmacy 2000™ workflow software ensures consistency and accuracy across the pharmacy’s entire prescription workflow. To learn more, call, click or visit Parata Systems, www.parata.com, info@parata.com, 1-888-PARATA1 (727-2821), Facebook (Parata Systems) and Twitter (paratasystems).
 
About Pharmacy Times
Pharmacy Times is the industry’s leading publication, providing practical, clinical information pharmacists can use in their everyday practices when counseling patients and interacting with physicians. Each issue contains articles and features covering medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, pharmacy technology, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law, and specialty pharmacy. The Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). As an independent continuing pharmacy education (CPE) provider, Pharmacy Times Office of CPE offers accredited live and home-study CPE activities—many, free of charge. Learn more at www.pharmacytimes.com, info@pharmacytimes.com or 609-716-7777 and on Facebook at Facebook.com/PharmacyTimes and on Twitter @Pharmacy_Times. Pharmacy Times is published by Intellisphere, LLC, a leading provider of health care publishing, research, information, and education.
 
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Available for interviews:
Tom Rhoads, CEO
Parata Systems
 
Bea Riemschneider, Group Editorial Director
Pharmacy Times
 
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