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NACDS appoints pharmacy care manager
July 5th, 2012
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Pharmacist Nick Dorich has joined the National Association of Chain Drug Stores as manager of pharmacy care and the NACDS Foundation as manager of foundation programs.
NACDS said Thursday that the hiring of Dorich, who began his new positions on July 2, follows his completion of the NACDS Foundation Executive Resident program from 2011 to 2012. He joins NACDS' recently enhanced pharmacy care and patient advocacy department and reports to Alex Adams, director of pharmacy programs for NACDS.
In his new role with NACDS, Dorich will help advance the redefined efforts of the new pharmacy care and patient advocacy department under the leadership of Kathleen Jaeger, senior vice president of pharmacy care and patient advocacy at the association. NACDS noted that the department aims to advance pharmacy information and research, conduct outreach with NACDS members and external constituencies (including colleges and schools of pharmacy), and provide pharmacy insight and expertise that contribute to the association's policy advocacy and communications initiatives.
"We are pleased that Nick is joining us to further advance the important work of NACDS' pharmacy care and patient advocacy department and the work of the NACDS Foundation," NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson said in a statement. "Nick has been a tremendous contributor to the work of the NACDS Foundation over the last year, proving his dedication and commitment to patient care. As a pharmacist, Nick will bring tremendous knowledge and commitment to both of his new roles."
Specifically, Dorich will provide assistance in the development and execution to boost awareness and visibility of the value of pharmacy care. He will also maintain awareness of current pharmacy and health care delivery trends and issues, identifying opportunities for collaboration with other health care stakeholders, NACDS said.
And as manager of NACDS Foundation programs, Dorich will manage and execute programs that advance the public health mission of the foundation, including charitable giving, as well education and training programs.