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Wedgewood Pharmacy receives annual Outstanding Employer Award from NJ Business & Industry Assn.

10/19/2017

(Swedesboro, New Jersey—October 19, 2017)
 
Wedgewood Pharmacy, the largest animal-health compounding pharmacy in the U.S., received the 2017 annual Award for Excellence from the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) at a ceremony yesterday at the Bridgewater (NJ) Marriott Hotel. The award was given in the Outstanding Employer Category to recognize the company’s creative and forward-looking approach to managing its workforce. In 2015, Wedgewood Pharmacy received NJBIA’s Award for Exceptional Business Growth.
 
The Wedgewood Pharmacy entry focused on the company’s employee-engagement initiatives, which produced double-digit improvements in virtually all measurements of employee engagement at the company during 2016. Among other programs, the company initiated a $3,000 per person tuition-reimbursement program in 2017, and paid $47,000 in recognition awards last year to employees who emulated one of the company’s core values.
 
Wedgewood Pharmacy makes customized medications for people and their pets when FDA–manufactured drugs cannot meet their needs. Compounded medications are prescriptions and medication orders that are written by physicians, veterinarians and other legally authorized prescribers and prepared by specially trained pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
 
Gregg Siefert, vice president for Human Resources, said: “We’re a vital component of animal healthcare. Compassion for our customers and their pets is as important as providing exceptional service and quality medicines. When people understand the importance of their work and feel rewarded and appreciated for serving our customers, they are better able to deliver on our promise of caring.”
 
Marcy Bliss, president and CEO, added “Our goal is to serve veterinarians, their clients and their pets. When our folks are genuinely engaged in their work, everyone benefits and our ability to serve expands. We’re grateful that NJBIA has acknowledged our work.”
 
Each year, the NJBIA honors a select group of employers from among its 20,000 members for their outstanding achievements in four categories: Business Success, for exceptional business growth; Environmental Quality, for protection of the environment; Outstanding Employer, for outstanding workforce management practices; and Community Service, for dedicated community service. All NJBIA members are eligible to be nominated for this annual award. The winners are selected by an independent panel of judges who volunteer their time to select the winners.
 
ABOUT WEDGEWOOD PHARMACY
 
George (late) and Lucy Malmberg, both pharmacists, purchased Wedgewood Pharmacy in 1981; the pharmacy was founded in 1980. In its 35-year history, the company has grown from a local community pharmacy to become one of the largest compounding pharmacies in the United States, serving tens of thousands of prescribers throughout the U.S. with customized animal-health and human-health prescriptions every year.
 
Wedgewood Pharmacy employs 360 people and is headquartered in Swedesboro, Gloucester County, N.J., where it maintains a 54,000 square-foot pharmacy, warehouse and office facility. More than 30,000 prescribers and hundreds of thousands of patients in the United States turn to Wedgewood Pharmacy for quality, value, choice and service.
 
The company is a PCAB®-Accredited compounding pharmacy, demonstrating that it meets the highest standards of quality and safety. Wedgewood Pharmacy was the first pharmacy in the Philadelphia area to earn this accreditation. PCAB was established in 2007 by eight of the nation’s leading pharmacy organizations to create a voluntary quality-accreditation designation for the compounding industry. Wedgewood Pharmacy was re-accredited in January 2015. # # #


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