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NACDS CEO presented with Trade Association CEO of the Year honors

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON – Nearly 450 members of the association community gathered last week to honor the winners of CEO Update’s 2016 Association Leadership Awards, including Trade Association CEO of the Year Steve Anderson of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

Presenting the award to Anderson was Tom Kuhn, president Edison Electric Institute.  

Kuhn — who first met Anderson more than 35 years ago when the latter worked for former Rep. John Anderson — asked the NACDS leader how he encourages honest feedback and occasional dissent from his staff, wrote William Ehart in a CEO Update tribute to the award winners.

Anderson cited the book “Good to Great,” by Jim Collins, who said team-building is about “getting the right people on the bus.” But he went a step further, Ehart noted. “We want everybody on our team to actually be in the driver’s seat of that bus,” Anderson said.

Also recognized by CEO Update were Christine McEntee of the American Geophysical Union, who was named Professional Association CEO of the Year; and Aric Newhouse of the National Association of Manufacturers, who was awarded Association Lobbyist of the Year.

 

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Meijer partners with the University of Michigan on hypertension effort

BY Gina Acosta

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan Health System has established a new partnership with Meijer pharmacies to provide hypertension management services for adult patients.

U-M patients will be able to visit participating Meijer pharmacy locations to receive a blood pressure check and assessment. If the patient’s blood pressure is elevated, the clinically trained Meijer pharmacist will communicate directly with the patient’s U-M Health System provider. The patient will also receive appropriate follow-up and education about disease, clinical goals, medications and lifestyle.

In addition, documentation of the patient’s visit to their Meijer pharmacy will be recorded in their electronic medical record so the patient can easily discuss the reading and assessment with their U-M Health System provider at their next medical visit.

“This partnership is allowing us to provide our patients with clinical pharmacist services in the community,” said Hae Mi Choe, director and associate dean of pharmacy innovations and partnerships at U-M. “Our patients will have more access to an effective and safe hypertension treatment and monitoring program right in their neighborhood.”

The partnership is available at two participating Meijer locations in Ann Arbor: Meijer at 3825 Carpenter Road and Meijer at 3145 Ann Arbor-Saline Road.

Each participating Meijer location has purchased an automatic blood pressure monitor to provide more accurate readings to patients. The device takes six consecutive blood pressure readings and provides an average of the readings. The devices were purchased based on a recommendation from the U-M Health System Hypertension Quality Improvement Committee. U-M cardiology and chronic kidney disease clinics currently use these machines to ensure accurate blood pressure readings for patients.

U-M Health System patients with elevated blood pressure will be identified at clinic visits and given the option to visit the Meijer pharmacy for their follow-up care. There will also be outreach to patients with elevated blood pressure who live in close proximity to the participating Meijer locations inviting them to visit their local Meijer pharmacy, or return to their physician’s office, for their follow-up care.

“We are excited to partner with the highly regarded University of Michigan Health System,” says Karen Mankowski, vice president of pharmacy operations at Meijer. “This partnership shows the importance of the collaboration between community pharmacists and health care providers. We look forward to offering our clinical services to the residents of Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas through this opportunity.”

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Report: 7-Eleven plans major expansion

BY Marianne Wilson
The parent company of 7-Eleven wants to more than double its store portfolio in the United States.
 
Seven-Eleven Japan Co. is looking to open thousands of new stores in the United States, increasing its current total of approximately 8,500 locations to 20,000, The Japan Times reported. 
  
The U.S. unit of 7-Eleven is ready to expand its network after introducing Japanese-style product development and services through personnel exchanges with Seven-Eleven Japan, according to the report.
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