TORONTO, May 21, 2019 /CNW/ - The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) is pleased to announce Karl Frank, Divisional Director of Bayshore Specialty Rx, as Chair of the Association for a two-year term.
"Neighbourhood Pharmacies is dedicated to positioning the pharmacy industry as a solution provider within the health system, which is why I'm pleased to accept this position and build relationships with the Association's staff and members," said Mr. Frank. "As I enter this role, I look forward to assisting Neighbourhood Pharmacies in delivering accessible and high-quality professional patient care services for Canadians and exploring opportunities for pharmacy to play a larger role in providing solutions to complex healthcare problems."
"We are pleased to welcome Karl Frank as our Chair for the upcoming two-year term," said Justin J. Bates, CEO, Neighbourhood Pharmacies. "As we aim to strengthen our credibility and stakeholder relationships, Karl's determination and ideas will help us influence healthcare policy at each level of government."
Mr. Frank's term as Chair began at the Association's 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 and continues through to the 2021 AGM. Mr. Frank follows Jeff Leger, President of Loblaw Companies Limited and Shoppers Drug Mart, who held the position since 2017. Mr. Leger will be assuming the Past Chair position on Neighbourhood Pharmacies' Board of Directors.
"Neighbourhood Pharmacies is sincerely grateful for Jeff Leger's contributions as Chair over the past two years," added Mr. Bates. "He has consistently ensured the Neighbourhood Pharmacies' leadership remained top of mind for the Canadian pharmacy industry."
"It has been an honour to advocate on behalf of the business and the pharmaceutical profession for the past two years," said Mr. Leger. "Continuing to serve on the Association's Board of Directors, I look forward to working together with the new Chair and members to provide all Canadians with access to quality healthcare products and services."
About the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada:
The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada advocates for strong, vibrant and financially sustainable pharmacies to protect their integral, growing role in caring for Canadians – behind the counter and in front of it. As the healthcare needs and expectations of Canadians are constantly evolving, we connect our members to the tools and information needed to keep pace. We support the full range of Canadian pharmacies, including chain, banner, long-term care and specialty pharmacies as well as grocery chains and mass merchandisers with pharmacies, with a focus on improving the delivery of care while fostering the right conditions for business success. We aim to advance sustainable healthcare for all Canadians by leveraging the over 10,000 pharmacies conveniently located in every neighbourhood across the country as integral points of patient care.
SOURCE Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada
For further information: Justin J. Bates, Chief Executive Officer, Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, [email protected], 416-226-9100 x 4001