Ben Franklin Recognized by McKesson

INDIE WINNER - BEN FRANKLIN_15.35.25-2_loDUNCANVILLE, TX – Ben Franklin Apothecary of Duncanville, TX was recently recognized by McKesson, the largest pharmaceutical distributor in North America, as an “Independent Spirit Award” Winner. McKesson delivers vital medicines, medical supplies and health care information technology solutions that touch the lives of patients in every health care setting. Each year during their annual conference, the company recognizes top independent pharmacies in several different categories.
The prestigious “Independent Spirit Award” recognizes Health Mart pharmacies that have implemented an innovative idea, are committed to bettering the health of their community and above all, celebrate the unique qualities that set them apart as independent business owners. After being nominated by retail sales managers, the McKesson board members voted on the top three Health Mart Independent Spirit award winners to be recognized at their annual conference & ideaShare in San Diego, CA.
Ben Franklin Apothecary was recognized in particular for being the heart of their community by serving as a social center for the community and focusing on preventative care. They were also identified as a very active member of the community and highlighted certain efforts to improve the quality of life in the City of Duncanville. These efforts included the 1st annual Heart of Duncanville 5K, customer appreciation events (Elvis), partnerships with local senior centers, the Health Mart Healthy Living Tour and their community / health blog. Only three pharmacies in the entire country received this recognition and the staff at Ben Franklin is extremely honored to receive this award. Dan Jespersen, owner & head pharmacist adds, “It’s all about the relationships we form on a daily basis with our customers and they know we truly care about them. We’re very humbled by this award and it shows where our heart is… our community.”