TORONTO, April 9, 2018 /CNW/ - The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) is pleased to announce the appointment of Karl Frank, Divisional Director, Bayshore Specialty Rx, as the new Vice Chair of the Association.
"I am pleased to be named by the Board as the Vice Chair and to support the vision of Neighbourhood Pharmacies as we work towards enhancing the delivery of healthcare to Canadians through pharmacy. Our members and associates look to us to provide leadership in this time of transition to become more of an integral part of the communities we serve," said Karl Frank.
Karl Frank has led the growth and development of Bayshore Specialty Rx and oversees the operations, including call centre and patient assistance services, wholesale and a national pharmacy network as well as the national infusion clinic network and nursing services. He is also responsible for payor relationships, business development and marketing. Prior to joining Bayshore, Karl was Vice President of Pharmacy Merchandising and Operations at Loblaw Companies Limited. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta's pharmacy program.
Karl was appointed by the Board of Neighbourhood Pharmacies at its meeting on Friday, April 6, 2018. He joined the Board in 2017, and his term as Vice Chair will run for 1 year.
"On behalf of our Board of Directors and all our members and associates, I want to congratulate Karl on his appointment as Vice Chair," said Justin J. Bates, Chief Executive Officer, Neighbourhood Pharmacies. "Through strong leadership from Karl and the rest of the Board, we will be in the position to demonstrate pharmacy as an economic growth driver and a key part of Canada's healthcare system."
About the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada
The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) represents the business of pharmacy and advocates for Canada's leading pharmacy organizations who deliver value, quality care to Canadians in all models including chain, banner, long-term care, and specialty pharmacies as well as grocery chains and mass merchandisers with pharmacies. Our focus is on improving the delivery of care environment for pharmacy, while fostering the right business conditions for business success. By leveraging more than 10,000 pharmacies conveniently located in every neighbourhood across Canada, we aim to advance sustainable healthcare for all stakeholders.
SOURCE Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada
For further information: Aimee Sulliman, SVP, Public Affairs, Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, [email protected], 416-226-9100 x 4006.