CLIMB Ascenders

Recognizing excellence in pharmacy

 It’s Ascender of the year time! Help us choose and honor one of our 11 Nominees for CLIMB Ascender of the year and then tune in to CLIMB on October 14th to see our winner!

Vote for Ascender of the Year

See More about our 2020-21 CLIMB Ascenders

And nominate a pharmacy for our next award in November, 2021

Valley Integrative Pharmacy - Rise of the Holistic Pharmacy

See this unique and inspiring approach to pharmacy business

In 2014, Valley Integrative Pharmacy became a new kind of pharmacy. Their mission to partner with their patients on their healthcare journey’s has made a huge difference. See how they make a services based pharmacy a reality. 

Stephanie Headrick - The Amazing Pharmacist

See how this pharmacist has gone above and beyond.

Head Pharmacist for Duran Central Pharmacy Stephanie Headrick made a difference in her community and her pharmacy’s bottom line by building a robust COVID-19 vaccine program. 

Topeka Pharmacy - Community Heroes

See how Topeka Pharmacy is growing their business with community support.

In 2021, Topeka Pharmacy became the first pharmacy in the state of Indiana to provide vaccines to their community. Their commitment to the health and wellness of customers is inspiring. And it’s helping them grow! 

Congratulations to Topeka Pharmacy!

Duran's Central Pharmacy - Independent Extraordinare

See how Duran's Central Pharmacy does it all for their community.

Duran’s Central Pharmacy is a family-owned business in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Duran’s provides the health and wellness services their community needs and have also marked themselves as a destination with a robust, yet carefully curated front end and a popular restaurant. 

Congratulations to the team at Duran’s Central Pharmacy!

Western Drug & General Store - Super Pharmacy

Western Drug does it all. See how they succeed.

Western Drug and General Store has been in business for over 85 years. Their 18,000 square feet of retail space, combined with strong community ties and outstanding pharmacy services helps to set them apart.

Congratulations to the team at Western Drug!

Barney's Pharmacy - Close to Home

30 years of community support and caring. And they aren't stopping there.

In Augusta, Georgia you can “Come home to Barney’s” for a customer experience that’s always above and beyond. Despite a changed retail landscape during the pandemic, the team at Barney’s succeeded with alternate business models, and never missed a beat.

Congratulations to Barney’s Pharmacy!

Larsen Service Drug - The Incredible Independent

Learn how Larsen Service Drug sets themselves apart from competition big and small.

Family owned and operated since opening in 1952, Larsen Service Drug in Watford City and New Town North Dakota prove that a pharmacy business can still do it all.  The team at Larsen shows us how a customer-centric approach paired with knowledge and robust product offerings create an environment for success. 

Congratulations to the teams at Larsen Service Drug!

Ocean Sunset Drug -A New Beginning

Charitable giving is part of the business model at Ocean Sunset Drug.

In Westport Washington, Ocean Sunset Drug is running a charitable giving program that everyone can learn from. 

White's Inc. - The Winter Pharmacy

See how the team at Harry Race and White's Pharmacies helped their community adapt to new challenges

The team at White’s Inc. has been helping to define what it means to be a community pharmacy for over 35 years. Their commitment to care makes the concept of “living local” not just an idea, but a away of life. 

Congratulations to the teams at the White’s and Harry Race Pharmacies!

Brehme Drug - The First Ascender

See how Brehme Drug solved the challenges of community engagement during the covid-19 pandemic.

The team at Brehme Drug inspired us with their commitment to continue serving their community through the pandemic, providing flexible options for their patients to keep getting the medications and supplies they needed. More than that, they made us smile with fun Facebook posts and shared their knowledge with regular live updates and articles. 

Congratulations Brehme Drug!

Do you know a CLIMB Ascender?

At RMS, we’re inspired by the amazing work of our pharmacy customers. Your stories motivate us every day to be better than we were the day before. 

More than that, your stories have power, and value. But only if you share them.

We created the CLIMB Ascender program not only to recognize excellence in pharmacy, but to provide a place where any pharmacy can come and be inspired by the hard work of their peers.

Winners can choose any educational organization to receive a $250 donation made on their behalf. And a little extra token of appreciation from all of us at RMS.

Ready to nominate someone?

It's easy! Here's how
Step 1: Look for leaders in your community
Who do you know that’s going above and beyond? CLIMB Ascenders are leaders in their businesses and community. Innovators in care, and help to motivate everyone around them.  A CLIMB Ascender can be a specific individual or an entire pharmacy team. And they don’t have to be an RMS customer. 
Step 2: Nominate 
Nominating an Ascender is easy! Just fill out a few quick pieces of information for us including your information, contact info for your nominee (so we can tell them all about it!) and why you think they should join the CLIMB Ascenders.
Step 3:  Attend CLIMB on the second Thursday of each month

Every month, at our CLIMB webinar, we’ll announce a new CLIMB Ascender! Join us to hear their story along with more great educational content.

Register for CLIMB here!