Two Athens Area Residents Receive High Honors during Fruth Pharmacy’s 24th Annual Service Awards
Point Pleasant, W.Va. (October 9, 2014) – On Thursday, October 9th at the Trinity Christian Community Center in Point Pleasant, WV, Fruth Pharmacy held its 24th Annual Service Awards.
Nominees are submitted to Fruth Pharmacy by the employee’s superiors, co-workers, and customers. Employees and customers are encouraged to nominate and vote through an online process. Out of nearly 700 employees, only 13 are chosen for special honors. Being a nominee is an extreme honor.
Awards are given each year in the following categories: Manager of The Year, Pharmacist of the Year, Pharmacy Technician of the Year, and Associate of the Year. This year a new honor was introduced – “The Jack E. Fruth Lifetime Achievement Award.” Employees are also awarded for their years of service to Fruth: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, & 30 year employees are recognized at this time.
Athens Area Resident, Rachel Quivey was nominated and awarded 2014 Pharmacist of the Year.
In a corporate wide e-mail, Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy shared why Quivey received the award, “Pharmacist of the Year Rachel Quivey has demonstrated leadership and initiative that is sometimes a little crazy. She organized a mud run to promote team building and dyed her hair red to get a patient to take a flu shot. Always an innovator, Rachel consistently leads the way with MTM and even represented Fruth in front of the Medicaid Board to promote MTM services. A team player, Rachel does whatever it takes to get the job done from running the register, to creating in store promotions to drive immunizations.”
The first winner of ‘The Jack E. Fruth Lifetime Achievement Award’ was announced to be Athens Area Resident Sandy Robinson, Director of Store Operations. Robinson began her career with Fruth Pharmacy in 1984. She opened and managed several of the Fruth stores during expansion periods.
Several employees spoke about Robinson during the ceremony:
“As women in a man’s world, we went to the same training seminars, classes, and conferences. Do you remember [addressing Sandy] when we both realized that we needed to extend our hands for a shake when we were meeting anyone in the business world? You took it a step further with your infamous hugs,” Barbara Taylor, Category Manager recalled.
“Her positive attitude and upbeat personality is contagious,” Fruth added.
Robinson was honored by more stories from managers she helped to train and a special video. Her husband Russell stood by her as she accepted the award. Daughter Angie was unable to attend but sent the following statement to be read during the ceremony:
“Mom, I wish I could be there to see you accept this award. I am so proud and thankful that you are my mom! The Fruth family and employees have always been like family to us! Congratulations! I love you!”
Fruth Pharmacy is a family owned pharmacy with 27 locations in both West Virginia and Ohio. To learn more about Fruth Pharmacy, please visit www.fruthpharmacy.com.