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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

JCMC pharmacist Paul Lewis earns national Next-Gen award; JCMC’s Greenlee a national finalist
Chasaty L. Greenlee, left, was a national finalist in the Technician category; Paul Lewis was the national winner of the Health System Pharmacist category.

JCMC pharmacist Paul Lewis earns national Next-Gen award; JCMC’s Greenlee a national finalist

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Paul Lewis, a pharmacist at Johnson City Medical Center, recently won national honors at the Next Generation Pharmacist Awards, while pharmacy technician Chasaty L. Greenlee was a national top-three finalist in her category.

Lewis, pharmacy clinical specialist at JCMC, was the national winner in the Health System Pharmacist category. Greenlee, a pharmacy lead tech, was a finalist in the Technician category.

The Next-Generation Pharmacist awards were created by Pharmacy Times, the leading media resource for pharmacists and the pharmacy industry; and Parata Systems, a pharmacy technology solutions company. The awards program honors pharmacists, technicians, students and industry advocates who are defining the future of pharmacy.

Lewis and Greenlee were recognized at a national gala held at the San Diego Zoo. More than 530 people were entered across 10 categories.

“Our whole pharmacy team is amazing and it’s an honor and privilege to have both Paul and Chasaty as part of that team,” said Corinne Allen, Pharm.D, MBA, who serves as director of pharmacy services for Washington County. “I feel truly blessed to have both of them on our team, and being selected as a finalist out of hundreds and hundreds of nominations just goes to show that others across the country recognize them as shining stars, too!”

Pharmacy Times editor-in-chief Troy Trygstad said the finalists “represent the very best the pharmacy industry has to offer” and they “represent the future vision of the profession.”

The Health System Pharmacist category honors pharmacists who work in a health-system setting, such as a hospital, long-term care facility, home care or a health maintenance organization, and has demonstrated improvements in the coordination of care.

Click here to see a short video about Paul Lewis and the other two national finalists for the category.

Lewis was part of a remarkable 15 improvement projects submitted to the 2017 Mountain States Quality Awards, and he received the award for Best Individual Project and for the Innovation Pillar Award for his “Compounded Daraprim: the Solution to a Scandal.”

The Technician category honored certified pharmacy technicians who demonstrate the highest professional standards of patient care, and perform consistently and reliably as a valued member of the pharmacy team.

Click here to see a video about the top pharmacy techs, including Chasaty Greenlee.

“For both Paul and Chasaty, their work ethic and dedication to our patients and hospital is admirable!” Allen said. “They are quick to help others and so passionate about leading new innovative ideas and projects.”

An independent panel of judges evaluated all entries for adherence to professional standards, experience as it relates to each category, and advancement of the profession. The three highest-scoring entries in each category were named finalists, and the top-scoring entry was named the category winner.

For more information on the Next-Gen Awards, including the full list of winners, click here.