SAN DIEGO — Steve Moore, owner of Condo Pharmacy in Plattsburgh, N.Y., has been named the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2019 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year. The award is sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories LLC. Moore received the award on Monday at the general session of the NCPA 2019 Annual Convention.
The award is given to a pharmacist who exhibits exemplary professional leadership, service to community and commitment to independent pharmacy. Upsher-Smith has sponsored the award in conjunction with NCPA for the past 11 years. The award is named in honor of Willard B. Simmons, a former executive secretary of NCPA (then known as the National Association of Retail Druggists) and a longtime trustee of the NCPA Foundation.
Condo Pharmacy provides traditional services, long-term care, compounding, and specialty pharmacy services and is part of the CPESN USA national network of clinically integrated pharmacies. Pharmacies that are part of this network team up with other health care providers and insurers to render clinical care services to patients such as annual wellness visits, chronic care management, and transition of care services from both inside and outside of the pharmacy. As a designated luminary for CPESN Upstate N.Y., Moore is helping combine Condo Pharmacy’s high level of care with those of other like-minded pharmacies to offer new quality services to his market. In addition to his service to the patient community, Moore is also active within the professional community. He currently serves as board president of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York and is a member of NCPA, serving on its State Legislative Committee.
“We appreciate Upsher-Smith’s longstanding support of the Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year Award,” said B. Douglas Hoey, NCPA’s CEO. “Award recipients have exemplified what it means to be a community pharmacist and provide a high level of care; we are proud to partner with Upsher-Smith to recognize Steve Moore as this year’s recipient.”
“Upsher-Smith is proud to partner with NCPA in recognizing the contributions of community pharmacists across the country,” said Rusty Field, president and CEO of Upsher-Smith. “We are pleased to honor Steve Moore, a distinguished independent pharmacist who is carrying on his family’s legacy of providing quality-driven service and exceptional care to members of the community.”