Congratulations to Pedro Vanga, owner of Super Farmacia Vanga in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the 2017 winner of the Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award! Ken Wurster was a community pharmacist in the Tampa, Florida area who passed away in 2008. In honor of his commitment to his community and his customers, Cardinal Health and the National Advisory Board created the Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award. Each year at RBC, this award is presented to an independent pharmacist who demonstrates a commitment to promoting the principles of community pharmacy.
Read more about the Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award here (PDF)
Cardinal Health has a rich history of support for our nation’s military veterans – our company, our employees and our customers are passionate about supporting those who have bravely served America and protected our freedom. In 2017, our employees, customers, vendors and the Cardinal Health Foundation raised $408,000 for the Fisher House Foundation – with almost $52,000 raised at RBC.
A Fisher House is “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available. There are 70 Fisher Houses located on 24 military installations and 28 VA medical centers. Many more houses are under construction or in design. The network now serves more than 27,000 families each year, providing the vital opportunity to be at a loved one’s side at the most desperate time in one’s life. Since the program began in 1990, Fisher Houses have saved families more than $310 million in lodging and transportation costs. On any given night, more than 935 families could be staying at a Fisher House.
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