Magnolia Pharmacy, A Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year Finalist

Texas-based pharmacy is one of three nationwide up for the award.

Good Neighbor Pharmacy, a national independent pharmacy network and a part of AmerisourceBergen, announced that Magnolia Pharmacy of Magnolia, Texas is a finalist for its Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award during ThoughtSpot 2021, Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual conference and tradeshow hosted by AmerisourceBergen.

The Good Neighbor Pharmacy Network represents more than 4,000 independent community pharmacies, and this year’s finalists represent the top pharmacies that have displayed excellence in patient care, community outreach, and innovative pharmacy practice. 

“As our world, our industry, and our communities continue to change, we support the evolution of independent pharmacies in every way we can,” said Brian Nightengale, President of Good Neighbor Pharmacy. “Pharmacies across the country went above and beyond to fearlessly tackle the challenges of this past year, especially the critical role they played in the national COVID-19 vaccination movement. Even though we don’t know what lies ahead, I know for certain that pharmacies have once again demonstrated their essential position in our healthcare ecosystem, and we’ll continue to advocate for their expanded scope of practice and status as providers.”

Since 2002, Magnolia Pharmacy has been committed to helping the people of Magnolia, Texas live healthier lives. Pharmacist and owner Steve Hoffart grew up in Magnolia and has a strong personal connection to the community. Despite new obstacles, Steve and his team have been a source of hope and support in the face of COVID-19, from making hand sanitizer for local police and first responders to administering the first wave of COVID-19 vaccines.

Soon after the first COVID-19 vaccine was granted approval, Steve took to Facebook Live to give his community real-time updates. Just two weeks later, Magnolia Pharmacy had 500 appointments booked for their first allocation, and vaccinations were underway for frontline healthcare workers in the area. In addition to participating in Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s Federal Retail Pharmacy Program partnership, the pharmacy also contracted directly with the State of Texas to procure doses of the Moderna vaccine and maintained an online sign-up form to notify patients as appointments became available. Magnolia Pharmacy provided a calming voice and place of comfort for its community members during a troubling and uncertain time.

Magnolia Pharmacy emerged from a field of more than 5,000 nominees as one of the three finalists. The two other finalists are Rogers Drug Store from Modesto, California, and Mahaska Drug of Oskaloosa, Iowa. Voting for the Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award runs from June 28 - July 26. Votes can be cast by visiting GNPPharmacyoftheYear.com or the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Facebook page – Facebook.com/GoodNeighborPharmacy – where feature videos of the three finalists are posted. The Pharmacy of the Year program is a part of Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual ThoughtSpot conference.

“We are honored to be recognized as a finalist for the 2021 Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award,” said Steve Hoffart, owner, and pharmacist at Magnolia Pharmacy. “At Magnolia Pharmacy, we recognize that the days of just filling prescriptions are gone. This year taught us that we have the ability to touch lives on a more frequent basis than any other healthcare profession and we’re excited to continue serving our community at the highest level.”

ThoughtSpot is an annual conference and trade show hosted by Good Neighbor Pharmacy and AmerisourceBergen for independent community pharmacies and long-term care pharmacies. This highly anticipated event brings together more than 5,000 attendees each year, including pharmacy owners, pharmacists, pharmacy staff members, manufacturers, vendors, suppliers, and AmerisourceBergen associates. This year’s event will be held virtually at www.ablive.com from July 27-29, 2021, and it will remain open to revisiting through November 12, 2021. For more information on ThoughtSpot, please visit https://www.wearegnp.com/thoughtspot2021.

Stay tuned for more Pharmacy of the Year coverage from Drug Topics® and visit our ThoughtSpot 2021 conference page for exciting updates.