The district director from the office of Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Stephanie Podewell, was on hand for a ribbon cutting and tour of the new Genoa Healthcare pharmacy located within the Wheeler Clinic in Plainville, Conn. on May 15. A representative from Wheeler Clinic praised the “collaborative, integrated approach to care delivery” at the new location.

NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy tours  and in-district activities are an excellent way to communicate the integral role pharmacy plays in communities across the country. Legislators and their staff members come away from the tours better informed about how pharmacists are key in providing face-to-face consultations with their constituents, which lead to better overall health outcomes.

Pictured, from left: Michael Michaud, MPH, chief of staff to the deputy commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Michelle van Duinen, APRN, MSN, PMHNP-BC, vice president of healthcare systems operations at Wheeler Clinic; Joúdie Torres, pharmacy technician, Genoa Healthcare; George Bauer, pharmacy manager, Genoa Healthcare; Susan Walkama, LCSW, president and CEO, Wheeler Clinic; Stephanie Podewell, district director, office of Representative Elizabeth Esty; and Jason Kan, PharmD, Genoa Healthcare

For more information about scheduling an NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy tour in your community, please contact NACDS’ Heidi Ecker at 703-837-4121.