Two Care Pharmacy owner-operators recognized for contributions to industry

LINTHICUM, Md. — Care Pharmacies Cooperative on Thursday announced that two of its member owners have recently been recognized for their individual contributions to pharmacy retailing. 

George Garmer, owner of Halethorpe Pharmacy and Independent Pharmacy in Baltimore, has been inducted into the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s Hall of Fame for Distinguished Community Pharmacists. The award recognizes exemplary leadership and a commitment to independent pharmacy and the community. “Anyone who knows George, knows how committed he is to serving his patients,” said Mike Wysong, CEO for Care Pharmacies. “To be honored by your alma mater in this way is certainly quite an achievement.”

Garmer is a 1991 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and has been involved in community pharmacy for more than 25 years.

Meanwhile, Mike Kim, owner of Grubbs Care Pharmacy in Washington, has been named the 2013 Howard University Pharmacy Alumni Association Outstanding Alumnus of the year. The award recognizes outstanding achievement and overall service to the pharmacy profession. “Dr. Kim embodies everything that is right about community pharmacy,” Wysong said. “He is focused solely on delivering great customer service, individualized attention and customer oriented care” 

Kim graduated from Howard University College of Pharmacy in 1998 and is also a recipient of the Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award and the Bowl of Hygeia award.


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