Ann Klein Receives the 2016 College of Pharmacy Leadership Award

Dec 14, 2016

On September 19th, 2016, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) held its annual White Coat Ceremony, which celebrates first-year medical and pharmacy students as they begin their journey to lifelong learning.

This ceremony also reaffirms the community’s support of the educational process that prepares young health care professionals for practice. Seasoned doctors, nurses and pharmacists watch as students – our community’s future providers – pledge their commitment to the health of the patients they will serve.

Perhaps more than anyone, Ms. Ann Klein, a Pharmacist at Klein’s pharmacy in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, understands the privilege – and awesome responsibility – of caring for others. Charles Taylor, Pharm.D., Professor of Pharmacy Practice, honored Ms. Klein during the White Coat Ceremony, emphasizing her leadership and service.

In 2005, Ms. Klein learned that NEOMED had established a College of Pharmacy, which she immediately adopted and supported:

“As a pharmacist, [Ms. Klein] has spent countless hours as a vocal supporter, advocate and advisor. She has given of her time and talent to mentor our student pharmacists, coaching them on how to be a transformative pharmacist with a mindset toward innovation and ‘outside the box thinking,’” stated Dr. Taylor.

Dr. Taylor continued, praising Ms. Klein as an ambassador for the College and students – “She is a symbol. She has helped transform NEOMED through her service to others.”

Ms. Klein has certainly made a meaningful difference at NEOMED by serving as a leader and role model. She carries that same leadership and innovation through her pharmacies and orthopedic and medical equipment store, fostering relationships within our community.

In closing, Dr. Taylor thanked Dr. Klein for her never-ending support and left her with a special message – from her daughter:

“Mom, I am so incredibly proud of you and your award! The woman and pharmacist you have become throughout your career is a testament to the devotion you have to the practice of pharmacy and to the patients you serve each and every day at Klein’s Pharmacy.”

Please help us congratulate Ms. Klein on this well-deserved honor! If you’re a customer at Klein’s, be sure to write us a review and let us know how Ms. Klein has positively impacted your life.

Watch the video of the ceremony here.