NEW YORK — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation celebrated its 15th Annual Foundation Dinner the evening of Dec. 3 in New York City, raising more than $1.8 million to support the Foundation’s research, education and medication adherence initiatives.
Walgreens and Duane Reade were the premier sponsors of the event.
General David H. Petraeus (U.S. army, retired), former director of the CIA and former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, delivered the keynote address, sharing with attendees his experiences in leading major military and intelligence operations over nearly four decades. The NACDS Foundation Dinner also included recognition of outstanding contributions in advancing public health by Rear Admiral Scott F. Giberson, acting U.S. deputy surgeon general.
From left to right: Alison Farrell of Ahold, Jim Sheninger of CVS; Paige Berger of ScriptSave and Dave Halter of MedImpact.
In accepting the 2014 NACDS Foundation Excellence in Patient Care Award, Giberson, who is a pharmacist, was recognized for his service in a number of leadership capacities within the Division of Commissioned Corps Personnel and Readiness, including director, chief professional officer (pharmacy), chief pharmacist and senior public health advisor.
“It’s evident by Giberson’s commitment to service — both to the nation and patients — that he is fully deserving of this year’s NACDS Foundation Excellence in Patient Care Award,” said NACDS Foundation president Kathleen Jaeger. “We are honored to recognize his distinguished career in patient care and thank him for his continued service to the nation.”
Concluding an evening of recognition and good will, Jaeger added, “We are deeply grateful for the support and commitment of the NACDS Foundation benefactors. The Foundation's engagement in research and education would be limited without your support and your active participation. We look forward to continued collaboration as the NACDS Foundation strengthens its mission to benefit patients, improve outcomes and advance public health.”