Western University Picks Pharmaceutical Leader for First-Ever Honor At Annual Gala

Pomona, CA - 04/22/2003 -- Western University of Health Sciences selected the first-ever recipient of its "Corporate Award for Excellence in Health Care," which will be presented at the university's annual "A Tribute To Caring" fundraising gala.

Good Neighbor Pharmacy/AmerisourceBergen, a community-minded corporate producer of more than 2,000 independently-owned pharmacies, will be given the university's distinction as part of the event at the Beverly Hills Hotel on October 25.

The award, developed by members of the university's administration, is designed to recognize corporate organizations that have taken a proactive role in advancing the quality and availability of health care in the communities they serve.

"There is no corporate entity more fitting than Good Neighbor Pharmacy/AmerisourceBergen to be the first recipient of this award," said University Director of Corporate Relations Doug Colby. "They are truly committed to providing quality care while stressing the importance of patient education."

Colby said the university's selection was influenced greatly by many of GNP/AB's attributes and activities including its "Diabetes Shoppe," a personalized care program designed to help consult and educate patients on diabetes-related issues from each of its pharmacy locations. Also, the corporation sponsors Los Angeles-based radio programming which educates the public on healthy living and health care resources.

For the presentation of the award, GNP/AB Southwest Regional Vice President of Retail Sales Mike Quick will accept the honor at the Beverly Hills event on behalf of the corporation.

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