Community healthcare provider: a persistent way-maker

When times get tough, people, organizations, and communities truly show what they are made of. It can confidently be said that Pinon Family Pharmacy of Farmington, New Mexico, is made of unceasing determination and service. WSPC Board Member, Craig Burgess, PharmD, embodies the spirit of a community healthcare provider: a persistent way-maker going the distance,… Read more »

The Prescription Pad: The Community in Pharmacy

The true success of business. Community as it should be. These are the thoughts that come to mind when reflecting on the phrase “it takes a village” with a WSPC member in Fruitland, ID. Speaking with Trenton Jenks, PharmD, and owner of The Prescription Pad about recent vaccination efforts, truly defined these concepts to their… Read more »

WSPC Puts Emphasis on Continued Growth in 2021

  WSPC IS A GROWING, SUSTAINABLE PARTNER Growing to 27 states in 2020, WSPC is a well-respected cooperative operated by successful, independent pharmacy owners.  Constant collaboration with best practices from a network of successful and active members aids in the advancement of your pharmacy’s business model.  WSPC’s greatest strength has always been the expertise of… Read more »

Headshot of Mike Douglas, PRh

Planting the Seed of a Cooperative Success: The Legacy of Mike Douglas, RPh

By Jerry Van Pevenage, RPh Michael “Mike” Douglas is a co-founder of the Tri-State Pharmacy Coalition, now named WSPC. He was also a Good Neighbor Pharmacy National Advisor and the former owner of Mike’s Medical Pharmacy in Newberg, Oregon. Mike was born and raised in Newberg, where he met his wife LaWauna and raised their… Read more »

Jeff and Mindy Sherman of Sherman's Apothecary

Sherman’s Apothecary: A Helping Hand When Needed

Bob Dominguez Achievement Award Nominee By Mike Maltais A pharmacy’s awareness of special needs and circumstances—one that truly knows its customers—is a valuable asset for the community. In the case of Sherman’s Apothecary Pharmacy in Salinas, California, this became apparent when the federal government failed to re-authorize funding from December 22, 2018, through Jan. 25,… Read more »

Staff of The Prescription Pad

The Prescription Pad: Independent Pharmacy is Multi-State Success

Bob Dominguez Achievement Award Nominee By Mike Maltais Trenton Jenks, the owner of The Prescription Pad, an independent Good Neighbor Pharmacy in Fruitland, Idaho, is not one to let a little thing like a major river serve as a boundary to business. That’s why many of his customers come from across the river in Oregon,… Read more »

Dutch Atchley of Ojai Rexall

Dutch Atchley Keeps Ojai Rexall Ready for Emergencies

Bob Dominguez Achievement Award Nominee By Mike Maltais Dutch Atchley is prepared for emergencies because he has experienced several. As the owner of Ojai Rexall in Ojai, California, Dutch has experienced flood, earthquake, and, most recently, wildfire and has learned the value of being prepared for whatever comes next. “I have all the backup systems,”… Read more »

Jasmine Basrai, COO Haller’s Pharmacies

Empathy, Accuracy, and Timeliness are Haller’s Trademarks

Bob Dominguez Achievement Award Nominee By Mike Maltais Empathy. Accuracy. Timely. These are the guiding principles of Haller’s Group of Pharmacies that serve East Bay communities through their nine stores in Salinas, Gilroy, and Fremont, California. Jasmine Basrai, Chief Operating Officer, oversees Haller’s range of services and products including hospice care, compounding, retail services, medical… Read more »

KTA Super Stores: Big Island Pharmacist Makes Her Mark on Paradise

Bob Dominguez Achievement Award Nominee By Mike Maltais If pharmacist Kerri Okamura of KTA has her way—and don’t bet against her—the entire island of Hawaii will eventually be immunized as part of her vision to promote the health and well-being of Big Island residents. As Director of Pharmacy Operations for KTA Super Stores, Kerri identified… Read more »