#RethinkPharmacists: Supporting patients across the health care system
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.”
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.