Dayton Drug and Wellness Named 2017 Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year Finalist

Dayton-based pharmacy is one of three nationwide in contention for the award

Dayton Drug & Wellness' Karen Needham, Co-Owner with Jill Sullivan

Dayton, Tenn., (July 11, 2017) – Good Neighbor Pharmacy, a national independent pharmacy network and a part of AmerisourceBergen, announced that Dayton Drug and Wellness is a finalist for its 2017 Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award.


The annual award, which will be presented on July 21 at Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s 2017 ThoughtSpot conference and tradeshow in Las Vegas, recognizes a pharmacy that epitomizes what it means to be a Good Neighbor Pharmacy. The tradeshow kicks off on July 19.

“Our finalists demonstrate the ability to overcome mounting industry pressures and deliver the cost-effective, patient-centric care needed to meet their community’s unique and evolving needs,” said Brian Nightengale, RPh, Ph.D., president of Good Neighbor Pharmacy. “Amid today’s fast-changing health care landscape, independent pharmacists have emerged as trusted advisors who play an increasingly important role in community care nationwide. Our finalists are shining ambassadors of the countless community pharmacists who – despite these challenges – remain focused on their primary objective: driving positive health outcomes.”

In the six years since it opened, Dayton Drug and Wellness has emerged as a go-to site for community care. Co-owned by Karen Needham and Jill Sullivan, the pharmacy offers a growing list of patient services, ranging from medication therapy management to a recently launched vaccination program that targets flu, pneumonia and shingles.

The pharmacy emerged from a field of nearly 50 nominees as one of the three finalists. The two other finalists are Haig Pharmacy, Glendale, Calif.; and St. George Pharmacy, Staten Island, N.Y. Voting for the Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award runs through July 17. Votes can be cast by visiting or the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Facebook page – – where feature videos of the three finalists are posted.

“We are honored to be recognized as a finalist for the 2017 Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award,” Ms. Needham said. “From the start, our goal has been to expand our offerings – particularly our clinical services – so we can meet the community’s evolving and unique needs.”

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, please visit:

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