CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Rowe, spokesperson and reality television personality, will deliver the keynote address at Good Neighbor Pharmacy's 2015 ThoughtSpot conference and tradeshow, which runs from July 29 to Aug. 1 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Best known for his work on CNN's television-show, "Somebody's Gotta Do It," and Discovery Channel's, "Dirty Jobs," Mr. Rowe spent a decade traveling across the country to celebrate the nation's "unsung heroes" – people whose hard work, sacrifice and value aren't always recognized. Prior to his career as a television host, he served as a spokesman for Baltimore-based Epic Pharmacy, during which he detailed the high-quality, personal care the chain of independent pharmacies offered to its patients, including a prescription home delivery program.
"We are thrilled to have Mike Rowe because, for years, he has been a champion for the hardworking people who aren't often recognized, but whose jobs are essential to the communities they serve," said David Neu, executive vice president of retail strategy and president of Good Neighbor Pharmacy. "Despite a growing number of challenges, including reduced reimbursement rates, independent pharmacists have remained the face of neighborhood healthcare – assuming even a greater role in patient care to meet the increased demand and drive positive health outcomes. We are happy to have Mike at ThoughtSpot to celebrate our pharmacy heroes."
"While visiting more than 300 job sites over the last decade, I've always been inspired by the hard working people who make a good life possible for the rest of us," Mr. Rowe said. "I'm honored that Good Neighbor Pharmacy provided me with the opportunity to speak to pharmacists, who play a critical role in the nation's healthcare system and within their communities."
ThoughtSpot is an annual conference hosted by Good Neighbor Pharmacy on behalf of AmerisourceBergen, which aims to equip independent pharmacists with practices and resources they can use to transform their businesses to improve profitability and maintain their position as a vital source of patient care in their local communities. For more information on ThoughtSpot and to register to attend, please visit: http://www.thoughtspot2015.com/.
AmerisourceBergen is one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies, helping both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers improve patient access to products and enhance patient care. With services ranging from drug distribution and niche premium logistics to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services, AmerisourceBergen delivers innovative programs and solutions across the pharmaceutical supply channel in human medicine and animal health. With over $120 billion in annual revenue, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs approximately 16,000 people. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #16 on the Fortune 500 list. For more information, go to www.amerisourcebergen.com.