Phoenixville’s Gateway Pharmacy named a 2022 Pharmacy of the Year finalist

PHOENIXVILLE — Gateway Pharmacy of Phoenixville is a finalist in the Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year Award. Public voting for the national award is open through Friday, July 15.

Gateway Pharmacy is part of Good Neighbor Pharmacy — a national independent pharmacy network and part of AmerisourceBergen. The Good Neighbor Pharmacy network represents more than 5,000 independent community pharmacies.

“This year’s finalists represent the top pharmacies that have displayed excellence in patient care, community outreach, and innovative pharmacy practice,” a press release about the award program stated.

Gateway Pharmacy, 160 Nutt Road, is a family-owned and operated independent community pharmacy that has served the Phoenixville area since the early 1950s.

“We are honored to be recognized as a finalist for the 2022 Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award,” Mark Szilagyi, owner of Gateway Pharmacy, said in a statement. “We believe that each patient who walks through our doors deserves high-quality, personalized care to meet their health and wellness needs. We are incredibly proud that we can continue to make this a reality in our community.”

Gateway Pharmacy emerged as one of three finalists from a field of more than 4,800 nominations representing nearly 800 pharmacies. The two other finalists are Roden-Smith Pharmacy of Clovis, N.M., and Bushard’s Pharmacy of Laguna Beach, Calif. Community members can vote for their local pharmacy now by visiting: https://www.mygnp.com/pharmacyoftheyear/.

“The last two years with the COVID-19 pandemic have really showcased the tremendous value pharmacists bring to patients and the healthcare system overall. Through this time, the nation has witnessed the vital care, capabilities and services that pharmacists are able to deliver,” Jenni Zilka, president of Good Neighbor Pharmacy, said in a statement. “This is something we’ve long known at AmerisourceBergen and Good Neighbor Pharmacy, but we are incredibly proud, appreciative of and inspired by what our member pharmacies have accomplished during this difficult time in our history.”

Zilka added that the finalists “exemplify the power of pharmacy in local communities.”

The Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award will be presented on Friday, July 22, during ThoughtSpot 2022, Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual conference and tradeshow hosted by AmerisourceBergen.

AmerisourceBergen is a global healthcare company, with a foundation in pharmaceutical distribution and solutions for manufacturers, pharmacies, and providers. The company’s corporate headquarters is located in Conshohocken — a new facility that opened in September 2021. AmerisourceBergen has about 1,100 employees in the Philadelphia region, and the Montgomery County global headquarters can accommodate about 2,000 employees.

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