News Release Date : 03/05/2008
Sister Klonowski Receives Pharmacist of the Year Award
Sister Phyllis Klonowski of Saginaw was awarded the Consultant Pharmacists Society of Michigan (CPSM) Pharmacist of the Year Award at the CPSM Luncheon, held in conjunction with the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, March 1, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn.Every year, CPSM recognizes a pharmacist who has made significant contributions to the practice of consulting, home infusion or nuclear pharmacy.
Sister Klonowski is the founder and pharmacy director of the Community Prescription Support Program (CRxSP), a nonprofit organization based at St. Mary’s of Michigan that serves needy populations such as the elderly, mental health patients and the working poor in Saginaw County. In that capacity, she works with pharmaceutical companies, medical donations and local hospitals to help provide her clients with the necessary medications, all at no cost.
Sister Klonowski, a member of the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters, is a graduate of Ferris State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy. She received her Master of Science degree in clinical pharmacy from Purdue University. Prior to her current position, she was a clinical pharmacist consultant and worked in several positions in health-system pharmacy.
CPSM is a practice section of MPA that consists of approximately 150 members. The MPA, serving more than 3,000 pharmacy professionals, strives to be a leader in professional and scientific advancement by following its mission of encouraging and supporting its members as the professionals responsible for the delivery of patient-focused care.