HOUSTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PCCA has named Saad Dinno, RPh, FIACP, FACA, co-owner of Acton Pharmacy, in Acton, MA, West Concord Pharmacy, in Concord, MA, and Keyes Drugs in Newton, MA, as its Dr. M. George Webber 2014 Compounding Pharmacist of the Year. The award, which is given annually to an independent pharmacist who has demonstrated service excellence to patients, healthcare providers and pharmacy colleagues, was presented to Dinno on October 10, 2014 by PCCA President Jim Smith and CEO David Sparks, during the company's International Seminar held in Houston, TX.
"We are proud to announce that Saad Dinno is the winner of the prestigious Dr. M. George Webber 2014 Compounding Pharmacist of the Year award," said Jim Smith, President of PCCA. "Saad's dedication in the compounding pharmacy industry is an inspiration to us all and he represents a true ambassador for the compounding pharmacist."
Dinno is a second generation pharmacist and co-owns his compounding/retail pharmacies, Acton Pharmacy and Keyes Drugs, and retail pharmacy West Concord Pharmacy, with his brother, Raied. The Dinnos and their staff members are passionate about providing high quality, individualized care to each customer. Saad is well known in the greater Boston area for his work with individuals with autism spectrum disorder and mitochondrial disease. Dinno is involved in various community organizations, including Emerson Hospital's "Care Transition Collaborative Committee," MitoAction, and Eliot Community Health Services Human Rights Committee, and has also hosted State Representative and Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health Jeffrey Sanchez and State Senator James Eldridge at his pharmacy to help educate these members of the state legislature on compounding.
He has received numerous awards, including being named the Margaret Bauman Outstanding Medical Professional for his work serving the autism community. He was also previously named the Massachusetts Innovative Pharmacist of the Year and PCCA Pharmacist of the Month.
Dinno is a member and past president of the Massachusetts Independent Pharmacy Association, Massachusetts Pharmacist Association, National Community Pharmacist Association and International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. He previously served on the PCCA Advisory Board.
"I am truly honored, humbled, and grateful to receive this most prestigious award from PCCA," said Dinno. "It is a validation of the effort my staff and I have always made on behalf of our patients and customers to do the very best we can for them. Whether compounding their individualized medications or answering their questions, we are there for them. But it is also an honor for compounding pharmacists across Massachusetts, who provide exceptional care and service day in and day out, and who also take the time to advocate for those same patients."
"Thank you to PCCA for the guidance and assistance over the years in helping us achieve a successful compounding practice where meeting the needs of each individual patient is the primary focus," Dinno said.
The late Dr. M. George Webber, for whom the award is named, was a long-time professor with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, and was instrumental in the formation of PCCA in 1981.
PCCA helps compounding pharmacies around the world deliver personalized, compounded medications that make a difference in people's lives. As a compounding pharmacist's most comprehensive resource, PCCA provides products, services and support to almost 4,000 member pharmacists throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. Serving compounding pharmacists since 1981, PCCA is headquartered in Houston, Texas. For more information about the company, visit pccarx.com.