During Pharmacy Appreciation Month, I take a moment to reflect on the incredible team of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students that I have the privilege of working alongside. Together, we have achieved remarkable progress in pharmacy practice, making a real difference in the lives of our patients and forging strong bonds within our team.
As a dedicated team for transitional care and medication reconciliation, we have had the privilege of supporting countless patients as they navigate various healthcare sectors. By ensuring the safe and appropriate use of medications, we have contributed to better health outcomes and improved quality of life for our patients. Through technology, we have been able to work as a virtual team, providing real-time support to patients and healthcare providers from anywhere in the world. I am grateful for the opportunities that pharmacy has provided us, and proud of the impact we have made.
As we bond over the stories of our patients and support each other through difficult cases, we treat each case as if it were one of our family members. Even while working together virtually, we still cry together and celebrate together when we achieve positive outcomes. This is a testament to the unique bond that we share as a team through our shared passion for improving patient care.
This Pharmacy Appreciation Month, I want to share a powerful moment of vulnerability when I turned on the camera and shared my emotions with my virtual team after a difficult experience at work. It encouraged others to open up and share their own feelings, reminding us that we can still support each other emotionally and create a space where we can be vulnerable despite working remotely. As a leader, I learned the importance of being authentic and transparent with my team, even in difficult situations, which has made our team bond stronger. Through this experience, I realized that even in a virtual setting, bonding is possible. By opening up and sharing our feelings, we build a deeper level of trust and understanding among team members. I now understand that vulnerability is a strength.
Today, I feel privileged to work alongside my dedicated colleagues, grateful for the bonds we have formed through our shared commitment to improving medication reconciliation and transitions of care. Our collaboration and teamwork have made a positive impact on our patients’ lives, and I am confident that we will continue to make a difference in the years to come. Let’s celebrate Pharmacy Appreciation Month and the incredible work that we do together!