Pharmacists receive award for health-care promotions

Two Nanoose pharmacists earned national recognition for their work in health promotion.

Two Nanoose pharmacists earned national recognition for their work in health promotion.

Tracie Der and Darcy O’Toole won the Canadian Pharmacists Association’s Patient Care Achievement Award in Whistler on June 2 for their commitment to promoting health and wellness, disease prevention and chronic disease management with a wide variety of methods.

The award recognizes a pharmacist who has demonstrated excellence in the ongoing education of patients on wellness, the encouragement of a healthier lifestyle and disease prevention and management.

The pharmacists opened the Nanoose Medicine Centre Pharmacy at the Red Gap Centre in May 2006 and developed ideas to help their patients such as leading group walks to promote physical activity.

For more information, please got to www.pharmacists.ca/awards.