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Employee Named as Finalist for Next-Generation Pharmacist Honors


Zack Marcus, a Pharmacy Critical Care Clinical Specialist with Renown Regional Medical Center, has been announced as one of 30 selected finalists in the country for the 2018 Next-Generation Pharmacist awards.

Given by the national Pharmacy Times news site and Parata Systems, a pharmacy technology company, the Next-Generation awards are given to pharmacists, students, technicians and industry advocates who are making tremendous strides in their career and for the profession of pharmacy in general.

Zack was honored as a Health System Next-Generation Pharmacist. He has worked as a pharmacist for Renown for 14 years and is the Director of the Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Renown.

Zack has a doctorate of pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis. He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno.

In addition, Zack is a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), which means he can help ensure the safe, appropriate and economical use of medications as part of a treatment team.

He said that he wasn’t aware that he was up for a Next-Generation Award and learned that he was nominated for it after he received it.

“I’m amazed, surprised and proud to have been selected as a finalist,” Zack said. “I am surrounded by and work with so many talented people that it seems very surreal to be nominated and chosen as a finalist.” “Nursing carries the primary role in regards to this award,” says Sadie Wangler, Stroke Program Manager. “They are the front line who provide the standardized care to our patients which is guided by the AHA/ASA clinical practice guidelines in conjunction with the Joint Commission core measures… Nursing – from nurse quality coordinators to bedside nurses – ensure that our measures are met on every patient every time. Without nurses, our programs would not exist.”