#RethinkPharmacists: Supporting patients across the health care system

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Sheri and Matt DiGiovanni with their kids standing outside the pharmacy vanAlumni Sheri and Matt DiGiovanni met in pharmacy school as members of Waterloo Pharmacy’s first cohort. Today, they’re married with two kids and are making a difference for patients in the Listowel, Wingham, North Huron and North Perth area.

Sheri is a pharmacy coordinator who manages pharmacy teams at the hospitals in the Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance. In that role, she’s responsible for anything pharmacy related: verifying orders, managing staff, delivering projects and more.

Matt opened his own community pharmacy in Wingham in 2017, and his pharmacy offers services like diabetes assessment, injections and naloxone counselling. Despite the different focuses of their careers, Sheri and Matt often see the same patients at different stages in their health care journey.

“Matt’s pharmacy is right outside the Wingham hospital,” says Sheri. “So we’ve had the opportunity to work together with patients because of the close proximity of our practices. Our ability to communicate well about our mutual patients has helped smooth the transitions of care between the hospital and the community.”

Read more about how Sheri and Matt support the health of their community.

About #RethinkPharmacists

Each March Pharmacist Awareness Month (PAM) celebrates the contributions that pharmacists make to our health care system. This month, the School of Pharmacy is showcasing how our alumni go beyond dispensing pills and play a pivotal role in the health of Canadians.

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