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Happy National Pharmacy Technician Day! Executive Message from Everett McAllister

by PTCB Staff | Oct 19, 2015


October 20, 2015
 

Message From PTCB Executive Director and CEO
Everett B. McAllister, MPA, RPh

Tuesday, October 20 is National Pharmacy Technician Day! PTCB congratulates you on your accomplishments! As a PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician, you are essential to your pharmacy team and contribute to patient safety and care every day, all year long. This special day highlights your important role on the health care team. Thank you!

As a way to celebrate National Pharmacy Technician Day and honor excellence, PTCB recently announced the 2015 PTCB CPhT of the Year, Hortense Jones, CPhT. Ms. Jones exemplifies initiative and commitment to excellent patient care. She led her technician team to help earn her pharmacy national recognition for best practice in patient safety. Among many achievements, she connects tens of thousands of underserved patients to medications and donated specialty care. Ms. Jones has worked as a pharmacy technician for 44 years, and been certified for PTCB’s entire 20-year history. Your enthusiastic participation in the selection process yielded more than 580 nominees, including outstanding finalists CPhTs Ashley Ackerman, HM3 Gregory Gonzales, Rachel Quinlan, Laura Skudera, Petrina Swope, and Andrew Vachon, along with hundreds more CPhTs who demonstrate talent, service, and dedication to their patients.

Six pharmacy organizations, including PTCB, are offering special discounts this month to say thank you to dedicated pharmacy technicians. Receive 20% off all merchandise in the PTCB Store through October 31. Other organizations giving discounts include the American Association of Pharmacy Technicians, American Pharmacists Association, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, National Pharmacy Technician Association, and Pharmacy Technician Educators Council. Details are available on PTCB's website.

Thank you to all of you who already sent your pharmacy team photos to PTCB to be included in the gallery on social media. If you have not had a chance to send us your photo, you are invited to send it through the end of October and we will add it to the gallery. Send photos to contact@ptcb.org and be recognized! View the gallery of your photos.  

Keep talking all day on October 20! Plan to join the discussion throughout the day and get social! Talk about your role as a CPhT on your pharmacy team and use #RxTechDay on Facebook and Twitter.

Consider expanding your horizons and career potential by joining your state or a national pharmacy association, and help strengthen the technician voice. Your pharmacy may wish to purchase memberships for pharmacy technicians. Let your pharmacy know about special discounts in membership fees for technicians being offered this month, and take advantage.

Read about other ways to celebrate on PTCB’s webpage. PTCB applauds and thanks you for your dedication and commitment to patient care and safety. Celebrate your own achievements and enjoy the day on October 20. Congratulations, and Happy National Pharmacy Technician Day!

Everett B. McAllister, MPA, RPh
Executive Director and CEO