Cardinal Health bestows Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award to Frank Cable

ORLANDO, Fla. — Cardinal Health honored the owner of a Sacramento, Calif.-based independent pharmacy with the company's Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award during its annual Retail Business Conference.

Frank Cable, owner of South Sacramento Pharmacy for more than 40 years, received the award, which each year honors a retail independent pharmacist who promotes the ideals of community pharmacy. The award was created in honor of Tampa, Fla., independent pharmacist Ken Wurster, who passed away in 2008 and was highly regarded for his commitment to serving his customers.

In addition to owning the South Sacramento Pharmacy, Cable also is founder and president of a property and business improvement district (called the North Franklin District Business Association); founder and board member of the California Northstate University College of Pharmacy; and preceptor for pharmacy students at Creighton University, California Northstate University, the University of the Pacific and the University of California, San Francisco.

In honor of Cable's commitment to community service, Cardinal Health said will donate $5,000 in Cable's name to Drake University's College of Pharmacy and $5,000 to California Northstate University's College of Pharmacy.

Additional finalists for the 2012 Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award included:

  • Bill Foster: Foster Drug Company in Mocksville, N.C.;

  • Teresa Stickler: Melrose Pharmacy in Phoenix, Ariz.;

  • Kirk Heinz: Kirk's Pharmacy in Eatonville, Wash.; and

  • Michael Bellesine: El Dorado TrueCare Pharmacy in El Dorado, Kan.

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