ST. PAUL, Minn., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick Gleason, Pharm.D., director of health outcomes at Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), has been awarded the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Spirit of Volunteerism Award for 2014. Dr. Gleason accepted the award on April 2 at the Annual Awards Dinner during its 26th Annual Meeting and Expo in Tampa, Fla. The annual awards ceremony recognizes outstanding members for their significant contributions to managed care pharmacy and the organization.
The AMCP Spirit of Volunteerism Award, established in 1994, recognizes a current AMCP committee member who has demonstrated exemplary and outstanding service to AMCP over the past year and who has provided volunteer activities that resulted in successful and/or high-quality AMCP programs, projects or services for its members.
As chair and a long time member of the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy Editorial Advisory Board, Dr. Gleason has helped make the Journal a premier managed care pharmacy information resource. Specifically, Dr. Gleason authored 15 scientific articles for the Journal, two of which received the AMCP Award for Excellence.
"I'm proud to be part of the AMCP organization because its programs represent the best of what every managed care pharmacy organization and professional aspires to be," stated Dr. Gleason. "Receiving recognition for work that I'm so passionate about is truly an honor."
AMCP is a national professional association of managed care pharmacy professionals who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. The Academy's more than 6,000 members develop and provide a diversified range of clinical, educational and business management services and strategies on behalf of the more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed care pharmacy benefit.
For more information on Dr. Gleason's thought leadership on clinical excellence in managing pharmacy benefits, visit Prime's Industry Insights blog.
About Prime Therapeutics
Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) helps people get the medicine they need to feel better and live well. Prime manages pharmacy benefits for health plans, employers, and government programs including Medicare and Medicaid. The company processes claims and delivers medicine to members, offering clinical services for people with complex medical conditions. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., Prime serves more than 25 million people. It is collectively owned by 13 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, subsidiaries or affiliates of those plans. Prime has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation.
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