Retail Clinician Magazine CARE Awards 2008 sends out call for entries

NEW YORK In conjunction with its partners at the Convenient Care Association, The Drug Store News Group/Retail Clinician magazine will honor three convenient care practitioners with the first-ever Retail Clinician CARE (Clinician Awards for Retail Excellence) Award.

Created to honor in-store clinicians for excellence in patient care, the CARE Award is currently accepting nominations. “Do you or a member of your clinic team have an amazing story in patient care? Have you ever done something really unique that made a major impact in one of your patient’s lives?” asked Rob Eder, editor in chief of Drug Store News/Retail Clinician. “These are the kinds of stories we’re looking for.”

In addition to the CARE award plaque, winners will be featured on the cover of the Winter 2008 edition of Retail Clinician magazine, and Retail Clinician magazine will make a donation in their names to the charities of their choosing.

Winners will be announced live on site at the Retail Clinician Education Conference, at a special awards reception, Monday, Aug. 11. Presented by Retail Clinician in association with Drug Store News, and the CCA, RCEC will bring together retail clinicians from across the country to fine tune their skills, while earning up to 16.25 CE/CME credits and learning about the latest products and services the industry has to offer. The keynote speaker is the esteemed Loretta Ford, the co-creator of the NP role.

Nominations can be sent in a note or email including name, the name of the award nominee, where he or she works, and a brief explanation of why the nomination should be considered, to Rob Eder, editor in chief, Retail Clinician, Lebhar Friedman Inc., 425 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022, reder@lf.com. Only nurse practitioners and physician assistants currently working in a retail-based convenient care clinic locations are eligible.

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