MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada today announced Christine Jalbert, pharmacy manager, Regina North Supercentre, has been named Pharmacist of the Year for Western Canada. The award recognizes a pharmacist who goes beyond the expectations of the day-to- day profession and contributes to the advancement of the profession. Nominees are evaluated based on a number of criteria including: specialist designations, community involvement and patient testimonials.
Christine Jalbert joined Walmart in 2003 as a pharmacy student working at the Regina East store. In 2005, she graduated from the University of Saskatchewan and started working full time as a staff pharmacist at the Regina South store. In 2012, she accepted the role of Pharmacy Manager at the Regina North Supercentre.
She is a certified diabetes and respiratory educator as well as a quit smoking expert. In 2011, she worked with various health care professionals in the community on a number of educational programs including diabetes, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
"As a pharmacist, I'm committed to enhancing the pharmacy experience for the patients I serve," said Christine Jalbert, pharmacy manager, Regina North Supercentre. "The Walmart pharmacy provides customers with access to an ever expanding list of health and wellness programs, and offers patients a private room for clinical assessments. All of our pharmacists are available to answer any questions about health in a confidential, caring manner."
A health care destination for Canadians
Canadians are increasingly turning to Walmart for health care solutions. The company has 279 pharmacies in stores across Canada and employs more than 900 fully-licensed pharmacists. Walmart is committed to providing customers with access to an ever expanding list of patient-focused services including:
- Medication reviews
- Quit smoking consultations
- Diabetes management and education
- Sharps recycling (including needles, syringes, lancets and pens)
- Safe and proper disposal of unused medications
- Community outreach
About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of discount stores and supercentres with more than 335 locations nationwide serving more than one million customers each day. With nearly 90,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada's largest employers and is recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as having one of Canada's top 10 corporate cultures. Walmart Canada is focused on helping Canadian families in need. Since 1994, Walmart has donated and raised more than $160 million to Canadian charities and not-for-profit organizations.
SOURCE: Walmart Canada
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