December 15, 2010 13:42 ET

Multiple Industry Awards and Honours Position Pharmasave as Pharmacy/Retail Leader

LANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2010) - Pharmasave won ten major business and industry awards and honours, to complete a year of recognition for the company's employees, leaders and its business practices.

Pharmasave won five of 15 "Commitment to Care and Service Awards", a national program created by Pharmacy Practice and Drugstore Canada, to recognize Canadian leaders in community retail pharmacy. Pharmasave pharmacists and staff were recognized as follows:

  • Lifetime Service Award: Susan Beresford – Kinburn Pharmasave, Nova Scotia
  • Outstanding Pharmacy Owner or Manager: Bob Mehr – Bob Mehr Compounding Pharmacies, British Columbia
  • Health Promotion: Janet Bradshaw and the School of Wellness team – Pharmasave Drugs (Central)
  • Rookie of the Year: Shruti Dev – Toronto General Hospital Pharmasave, Ontario
  • Green Leadership: Amit Harilall and Lindsay White Nguyen – Toronto East Pharmasave, Ontario

Pharmasave Drugs (Pacific), representing the organization's stores in British Columbia won the Best Retailer to work for by B.C. Business Magazine in its 2010 annual survey and index of top businesses to work for. In addition to garnering top honors in the retail category, Pharmasave Drugs (Pacific) ranked #6 on the list of the Top 100 Companies to work for in British Columbia.

In November, the Women's Executive Network published its list of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100. Concurrently, the list of BC's Top 100 Influential Women was published by the Vancouver Sun. Pharmasave Drugs (National) CEO Sue Paish, was featured on each list and has also been recognized by Vancouver Magazine as one of Vancouver's "Power 50".

Kim Giesbrecht, Board Chair for Pharmasave Drugs (National) said, "We are very proud of the recognition given to our stores, our organization and our leadership. It's been an outstanding year for Pharmasave."

With more than 425 stores in nine provinces, Pharmasave is one of Canada's leading independent pharmacy and drugstore retailers.

Contact Information

  • Pharmasave Drugs (National)
    Jennifer Engele
    Brand Communications Manager
    604-455-2429 or toll-free 1-800-661-6106