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McKesson Announces 2013 Pharmacy of the Year Winner at McKesson ideaShare

June 28, 2013



Independent pharmacy recognized for contributions to community through leadership in patient care, innovative marketing and technology adoption

Las Vegas, NV — McKesson Corporation announced that its 2013 Pharmacy of the Year grand prize winner is Parkland Health Mart® Pharmacy, located in Desloge, Missouri. Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy was honored in a special awards ceremony during the Opening General Session at the 2013 McKesson ideaShare conference.

Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy, owned by Lisa Umfleet, R.Ph., has been a McKesson customer since 2009. McKesson's Pharmacy of the Year award recognizes independent pharmacies for the exceptional contributions they make to their communities and the leadership they demonstrate in the areas of quality patient care, innovative marketing and technology adoption.

"It is because of pharmacies like Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy and leaders like Lisa Umfleet that community pharmacy continues to succeed and grow," said Mark Walchirk, president, McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical. "McKesson takes pride in providing pharmacies with the best-in-class tools needed to not only succeed in today's market, but also to position their businesses for success in a dynamic healthcare landscape. Parkland Health Mart has become an integral member of its community healthcare system by establishing strong, personal relationships with patients and offering the latest clinical services for improved health."

Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy is an exemplary pharmacy, offering patients pharmaceutical-care services, medication therapy management (MTM), medication synchronization, 340B support, Medicare Part D counseling, diabetes counseling, immunizations, long-term care service and delivery service. Recently remodeled and expanded, Parkland now includes an area for private consultation and immunizations. Additionally, the pharmacy has embraced McKesson technology and automation solutions to help build and diversify their patient base, as well as improve the accuracy and speed of their service. Umfleet opened a second Health Mart pharmacy in Fredericktown last winter and has plans to open a third store in Ironton later this year.

By closely collaborating with local prescribers, patients and payers to provide superior service, Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy has established a strong presence in the local community, which is also supported by regular advertising via social media, newspaper, radio, billboards and a shrink-wrapped delivery car. Furthermore, Umfleet serves as an adjunct professor at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Parkland is a preceptor site, giving pharmacy students the opportunity to experience Health Mart firsthand before they graduate

"By utilizing McKesson's services and products, our pharmacy staff is able to devote more time to providing excellent patient care," said Umfleet. "McKesson listens to its customers, understands our goals and needs, and responds by providing new tools and programs that help pharmacies like Parkland grow and thrive. On behalf of the Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy team, we are honored to receive McKesson's Pharmacy of the Year award."

For more information on all of McKesson's announcements from McKesson ideaShare 2013, please visit McKesson's online newsroom at www.mckesson.com/newsroom.

About McKesson

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit http://www.mckesson.com.

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McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical
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