NEWPORT- The pharmacy professionals at The North Country Hospital were recently presented with a Best Practices Award from Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), a national independent pharmacy services provider with nearly 450 client facilities across the United States. The award was presented by Bihn Dang, Pharm D.., CPS Regional Vice President for the East Region, at the CPS annual meeting held in Anaheim, California on December 9, 2014.

The Best Practices Award was awarded to the team for its success in achieving a 95+ percent compliance score on the CPS Annual Operations Audit, an intense and thorough review of key pharmacy performance indicators with particular emphasis on regulatory, financial and operational matters, as well as areas such as customer service, quality assurance and performance improvement. The East Region consist of 14 hospitals throughout Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.
“The pharmacy team has worked very hard to improve many areas of our pharmacy operations and clinical accomplishments over the past 4 years,” said Michael Omar, R.Ph., pharmacy director at North Country Hospital. “It is a great feeling and honor to look back at our accomplishments and be recognized with these awards. I am very pleased and proud to be associated with such a dedicated team.”

Pictured L to R:
Stacie Beauchemin, Pharmacy Tech, Penny Wheeler, Pharmacy Clinical Analyst, Susan Leavitt, Pharmacy Tech, Monika Onusseit, Pharmacist Clinical Coordinator, Michael Omar, Director of Pharmacy, Pamela Wilkins, Pharmacy Buyer, Chi-Nan Chen, Pharmacist, Bonnie Davis, Pharmacy Tech, Leona Fritsch, Pharmacist, Brenda Neff, Chief Nursing Officer