Amber Pharmacy president recipient of NASP 2017 Distinguished Service Award

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Amber Pharmacy president recipient of NASP 2017 Distinguished Service Award

By Michael Johnsen - 09/22/2017

OMAHA, Neb. – Mike Agostino, president of Amber Pharmacy and Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions, has been awarded the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy.

“Nobody works as tirelessly as Mike when it comes to doing what’s right for our patients,” stated Micaila Ruiz, chief pharmacy officer Amber Pharmacy. “He has the ability to instill his mission of patient-centered care with everyone he meets, whether it’s a member of Congress in Washington, D.C., or a member of our staff.”

“I am honored and humbled to be recognized with this award,” Agostino said. “I find it very gratifying to be a member of an organization like NASP that does everything it can to further the specialty pharmacy industry and make a difference in the lives of patients and caregivers.”

The Distinguished Service Award is given annually to an individual who has made a sustained contribution to leadership within NASP and the specialty pharmacy industry. Agostino was selected for this award by NASP members due to his efforts to keep specialty pharmacy patient focused. This includes his lobbying efforts in Washington, on behalf of the specialty pharmacy industry and his efforts at Amber Pharmacy.

Agostino is also heavily involved in the NASP organization. As the newly-appointed president, he remains focused on growing the organization and sharing its value proposition with others in the industry. He does this by encouraging NASP membership, promoting the NASP Annual Meeting and Educational Conference, and advocating for NASP in Washington, D.C.

When he began at Amber Pharmacy in 2008, Agostino saw the need for more patient-centric specialty pharmacy services. His vision to insert a non-clinical approach to patient care led to Amber Pharmacy’s cultural foundation of putting patients first. This core belief empowers Amber Pharmacy employees to do whatever is needed to support and care for patients.