Kerr pharmacy care innovator tapped to lead N.C. board of pharmacy

RALEIGH, N.C. Rebecca Chater -- who, as Kerr Health EVP, is one of the architects of many groundbreaking patient-care initiatives at the North Carolina retail drug innovator -- has been elected president of the state’s board of pharmacy for 2010-2011.

Chater is in her second five-year term on the board, and will assume the role of president for the second time.

“It is an honor to serve in this capacity,” she said. “With some measure of national healthcare-reform legislation imminent, it is imperative we, as pharmacists, continue to assume an ever-increasing role in upholding and protecting public safety.”

Over the past decade at Kerr Drug, Chater has established herself as one of chain pharmacy’s most determined advocates for patient-care services by pharmacists that go beyond traditional counseling and basic medication therapy management. At Kerr, she directs the Care Management service line previously known as KDI Health Solutions, a healthcare provider organization specializing in preventive and chronic care services.

“In leading the development of clinical pharmacy services within Kerr Drug, Chater earned recognition for Kerr as 2006 Pinnacle Award recipient by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation; 2007, 2008 and 2009 National Medication Therapy Management Provider of the Year by Outcomes Pharmaceutical Health Care; 2008 North Carolina  Provider of the Year by the American Diabetes Association,” noted Kerr in a statement.

Most recently, Chater was tapped for the 2008 Eagle Award by the North Carolina Alliance of Healthy Communities.

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