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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - Inspira Honors Pharmacists
Woodbury NJ, May 18, 2016 - Arvind Pakanati, R.PH. (center), the pharmacist at Elmer Pharmacy was recently honored by leaders of the Inspira Health Network for his extraordinary efforts to fill a prescription for a patient discharged from Inspira Medical Center Elmer.

Joseph Alessandrini, R.PH. vice president for Clinical Services for Inspira Elmer and Inspira Vineland, presented a letter of commendation and Carol Thomas, vice president for Population Health, presented Pakanati with an Inspira polo shirt.

The discharged patient visited the pharmacy to fill a prescription.  The pharmacy didn’t have the medication so Pakanati contacted other pharmacies.  He located a Philadelphia pharmacy, drove there to pick it up, and then delivered it to the grateful patient’s home at 8 p.m. that evening.

At the presentation, Allessandrini, also a pharmacist, noted, “Thank you for doing what most people would not do.  You take care of your patients.”

About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization serving communities across southern New Jersey. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 100 access points. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing, digestive health and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than 30 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem and Camden counties.

Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,700 employees, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the network’s clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network, call 1-800-INSPIRA.