ALPHA, ILLINOIS (July 10, 2023) — Good Neighbor Pharmacy, a national independent pharmacy network and a part of AmerisourceBergen, has announced that Alwood Pharmacy is a finalist for its Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award, which is presented during ThoughtSpot 2023, Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual conference and tradeshow hosted by AmerisourceBergen. The Good Neighbor Pharmacy Network represents more than 5,000 independent community pharmacies, including members of the PSAO Elevate Provider Network and the Good Neighbor Pharmacy program. This year’s finalists represent pharmacies that have displayed excellence in patient care, community outreach, and innovative pharmacy practice. Community members can vote for their local pharmacy by visiting

“The finalists for Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s Pharmacy of the Year award have exemplified excellence in patient care, community engagement, and innovation. Their efforts have not only contributed to the health and well-being of their patients but have also strengthened the overall fabric of their communities,” said Jenni Zilka, President of Good Neighbor Pharmacy. “As we extend our heartfelt congratulations to our 2023 finalists, we also express our sincere gratitude to our member pharmacies nationwide for their remarkable contributions to their communities, which have reinforced their role and reputation as accessible destinations for high-quality care.”

For over forty years, Alwood Pharmacy has been a pillar of the community in Alpha, Illinois. Pharmacist and Owner Donna Merideth RPh, who began operating the pharmacy six years ago, serves her town of 600 people by creating meaningful connections with patients and meeting their unique needs by providing services such as vaccinations, testing, compounding, medication packaging, and much more.

“We are honored to be recognized as a finalist for the 2023 Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award,” said Merideth. “At Alwood Pharmacy, we're committed to doing more than just working behind the counter, from increasing our accessibility to offering more clinical services, we strive to help our patients in a more personal way.

Alwood Pharmacy emerged as a finalist from a field of more than 4,900 nominations representing more than 800 pharmacies. Other finalists include Avalon Pharmacy of Yucca Valley, California, and Spruce Mountain Pharmacy of Jay, Maine. Voting for the Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award runs through July 24, 2023. Votes can be cast by visiting The 2023 Pharmacy of the Year winner will be announced on August 4, 2023 during Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual ThoughtSpot’s general session event.

ThoughtSpot is an annual conference that convenes independent pharmacists and equips them with practices and resources they can use to transform their businesses to improve profitability and serve as a vital source of patient care in their local communities. For more information on ThoughtSpot, please visit:

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