OXFORD – In recognition of its innovative care to patients and longstanding commitment to community, Bartle's Pharmacy has been selected as the 2018 Health Mart Pharmacy of the Year over nearly 5,000 other pharmacies across all 50 states in the country.
Health Mart staff and camera crews visited Bartle's Pharmacy on June 8 to interview the Bartles, as well as the pharmacy's patients, physicians, and staff to help showcase the Oxford pharmacy as a model for other pharmacies in the network.
Health Mart President Chris Dimos said, "What we look for is pharmacists and pharmacies that are performing very well and giving great patient care and being part of their communities and demonstrating that they do that at the top of the practice, or what we call top of the license, in the pharmacy business.
"[Bartle's Pharmacy] practices at the top of their license and, doing innovative care, their patients have a better outcome when they interact with this pharmacy compared to any other pharmacy," said Dimos.
Daughter of Brian and Linda, Heather Bartle said the pharmacy learned of its achievement at the end of May.
"It was very overwhelming, very humbling. I thought they made a mistake," laughed Heather. "It's just great to see my mom and dad recognized for all their years that they've worked really hard to build this business and be a part of the community and always strive to do the right thing."