2015 Lifetime Leadership Finalists

Read about the 2015 Lifetime Leadership Finalists.

2015 Lifetime Leadership Finalists

Midwestern Compounding Pharmacy

Plain City, OH

Robert Borchers is a compounding pharmacist for Midwestern Compounding Pharmacy. “One of his greatest gifts is his generous ability to pass along his infinite pharmacy knowledge to the next generation of pharmacists,” his nominator wrote. “Bob has always been at the forefront of everything in pharmacy and feels that educating the pharmacy students is one of his greatest accomplishments.”

Greatest Achievements

A physician directed a patient specifically to me after she had experienced several miscarriages. His directions were to “have Bob develop this prescription for you and utilize it exactly as he directs.” The result was not 1, but 2 healthy boys. I had no idea she had been blessed with twins until she brought them into the pharmacy one day to see me.

Source of Inspiration

It says in the Bible that we are put on this Earth to help others. This statement is tailored to our profession.

Personal Philosophy

Helping others through the art of compounding and passing this knowledge on to the next generation.

Vision for Pharmacy

For pharmacists to work more with physicians and patients to develop a more economical approach to patient care.

Drug Information Consulting

Hernando, FL

Richard Hoffmann is a pharmacy consultant, medical writer, and retired pharmacist. “Richard P. Hoffmann has been a pharmacist and medical writer for over 40 years. During that period, he has devoted much of his time and efforts to improving his community while promoting the profession of pharmacy,” his nominator wrote.

Greatest Achievements

I am proud of my educational endeavors for patients and pharmacists, along with many innovations in pharmacy practice over a 45-plus year career.

Source of Inspiration

I am inspired to lead and be a role model by my desire to improve the recognition of our profession and to make the overall health care system better and accessible to all.

Personal Philosophy

Learn as much as possible; keep abreast of new ideas and information; be steadfast, humble, and open-minded in your goals. “Lead by example.”

Vision for Pharmacy

Pharmacists are trained to be medication experts. In this role, they have the opportunity to make a difference in many areas by promoting the best medication therapy possible in all practice settings.

The Kroger Company

Westerville, OH

William Sheridan is a retired pharmacy merchandiser for the Kroger Company. According to his nominator, “Bill’s forward-thinking vision for pharmacy practice is apparent in all aspects of his career. Bill had the vision to be one of the first community pharmacy chains to offer ‘walk-in’ flu vaccines, increasing convenience and accessibility.”

Greatest Achievements

Being part of a team that brought pharmacy into a retail store that the patient visits frequently, a grocery store (Kroger). Proving that we are a real pharmacy serving the customer and pushing the profession forward.

Source of Inspiration

The associates I worked with are who inspired me. Watching them grow with their new ideas and being able to build from those ideas has been very rewarding.

Personal Philosophy

We are dealing with patients’ lives. They are trusting us to make them better. There is nothing more valuable to them than their health or that of a loved one.

Vision for Pharmacy

The pharmacist role continues to change with many new services. Yet, the biggest challenge will be not to lose sight of taking care of the patient “one at a time.”