Local women receive awards at Wyoming Pharmacy Association Convention

Local women receive awards at Wyoming Pharmacy Association Convention
Camilla Jones Hancock and Meredith Winters were recognized at the Wyoming Pharmacy Association’s annual convention this month. Both women started their careers at Basin Pharmacy.
Hancock was awarded the Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award. She is a second-generation pharmacist following in her dad Craig Jones’ footsteps.
This national award was created in 1987 to encourage newer pharmacists to become involved in association activities and community service. One pharmacist is chosen from each state.
Hancock was very involved in the fight in the Wyoming State Legislature over Senate File 36 relating to pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). She testified about how PBMs hurt small pharmacies and their customers. Hancock also participated in the drafting of Senate File 36. “I was very honored and not expecting this award at all,” she said.
Winters, recipient of the Pharmacy Technician of the Year award, has been a pharmacy technician for 15 years. The award was created to celebrate pharmacy technicians for their outstanding contributions to the profession of pharmacy in Wyoming. It is presented to leaders in the pharmacy who advocate for their patients and are a role model to their fellow technicians.
Specifically, Winters was recognized for her attention to detail, her desire to learn more and take on undertakings and projects. Patients are thankful for her kindness and her ability to explain things in Spanish.
Basin Pharmacy owners Leslie and Craig Jones said they are proud of the ladies and their awards. It shows the quality of service locals receive in a small-town pharmacy.
Also recognized at the convention were Wyoming lawmakers Rep. Jamie Flitner (R-Shell) and Senator Lynn Hutchings (D-Cheyenne). Both were named Friends of Pharmacy by the Wyoming Pharmacy Association for there support on Senate File 36.