Pharmacy Hero: Pharmacist Manages COVID-19 Outbreak in Retirement Facility, Inspires Daughter to Pursue Pharmacy

Today, we’re celebrating Cynthia Elliott, RPh, director of pharmacy at Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Kentucky.

Today, we’re celebrating Cynthia Elliott, RPh, director of pharmacy at Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Kentucky. The hospital has been dealing with a local outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a local nursing home, and Elliott has been working hard to ensure the staff there have all necessary protective equipment and are up-to-date with their treatment plan.

Elliott is also a certified diabetes educator, and she has still been helping her patients via phone and text while they are unable to attend in-person appointments.

Elliott was nominated by her daughter, Alexis Dale, PharmD, who said her mother was particularly important as she attended pharmacy school.

“As I navigated my own way to earning my PharmD, she has always been my mentor and role model,” Dale said in a message to Pharmacy Times. “The only thing that outshines her pharmacy knowledge is her willingness and desire to go above and beyond for her patients and community.”

Pharmacy Times® wants to celebrate the amazing pharmacy staff members who are on the front lines every day. Nominate someone in your pharmacy by emailing AAntrim@pharmacytimes.com with their name, position, and why they’re a hero!