JACK AND JOHN PAVIS from Newhard Pharmacy in Northampton.

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) recently recognized John J. Pavis, R.Ph., of Newhard Pharmacy in Northampton,  as the winner of the 2012 Excellence in Innovation Award during PPA’s 2012 Annual Conference Awards and Leadership Dinner at the Hilton Scranton Hotel & Conference Center in Scranton.

Dr. Pavis has brought Newhard Pharmacy light years forward by embracing technology and teaching his peers to use it to their advantage, and has been a catalyst in changing the corporate culture in a way that helps keeps the customers satisfied and the employees happy.  He has championed the opening of a vaccination clinic, management training for all pharmacists and managers at Newhard, email throughout the pharmacy, and has developed relationships with new, innovative buying groups and technology partners..

In Dr. Pavis’ spare time, he is actively involved with his three young sons, volunteering to support their passions.  He is Cubmaster of Pack 352 – one of the largest, most active packs in Minsi Trails Council with 55 scouts.  Pavis is also a coach for Bethlehem Catholic Little Hawks wrestling team and helps out on their football and baseball teams.

The Excellence in Innovation award is a national award coordinated by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, and generously sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. to recognize and honor a qualified pharmacist who has demonstrated significant innovation in their respective practice, method or service directly or indirectly resulting in improved patient care and/or advancement of the profession of pharmacy.

Founded in 1878, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is a professional membership organization of more than 2,000 pharmacists and pharmacy students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, representing almost all facets of pharmacy practice. As the leading voice of pharmacy in Pennsylvania, it promotes the profession through advocacy, education, and communication to enhance patient care and public health.


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