MPA | Pharmacy News

Feb. 27, 2015
Contact: Leah Ball, director of communications
(517) 377-0232

Sarah Hill of Fowlerville will receive the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) Distinguished New Pharmacist Practitioner Award during the Association’s Annual Convention & Exposition, held Feb. 27-March 1 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

This award, sponsored by Pharmacy Services Inc., is given to a Michigan pharmacist who has been licensed to practice for less than 10 years. This individual must also be a MPA member who participates in local, state or national pharmacy associations, professional programs and/or community service.

Sarah Hill is currently the operations coordinator for St. John Pharmacy in Lansing. In this leadership role, among many other responsibilities, she manages a variety of staff; coordinates the delivery of medications to eight clinics and more than 100 group homes and adult foster care centers; builds and manages inventory; and establishes relationships with generic distributors.

Hill has been engaged in the profession from the beginning of her education, aiming to get other young professionals and student pharmacists involved. She has also remained active in her community as well as the Detroit area where she completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. From 2005-2011, Hill practiced as a pharmacy technician, pharmacy intern and staff pharmacist with CVS Pharmacy. In addition, she completed several advanced professional practice experiences, including rotations at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, compounding electives at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy in Flint and an advanced community elective at University Pharmacy in Detroit.

Since 2008, Hill has also been engaged in her local association, the Wayne County Pharmacists Association (WCPA). She is currently chair of the local, and served as president in 2014. In this role, Hill serves on the Resolutions Committee, attends various fundraising events to promote the Association and the profession, led the Public Service Announcement (PSA) Committee in producing two PSAs, organizes an annual law review for student pharmacists, and collaborates with other Board members to organize and operate health fairs.

In addition to serving in a leadership role in her local association, Hill is currently president-elect of the Michigan Society of Community Pharmacists Board of Directors. She also serves on the MPA New Practitioner Committee and is a member of the Pharmacy Advocacy Response Team. Hill has been honored with many awards in the past, including the Fred W. Arnold Public Relations Award from MPA, the Presidential Scholarship and Dean’s Professionalism Award from WSU, and the Thomas Schaut Presidential Service Award and Roland T. Lakey Award from WCPA.

Michigan Pharmacists Association, representing the nearly 9,000 pharmacists and 15,000 pharmacy technicians in Michigan, strives to serve members by providing support, advocacy and resources that ultimately improve patient care, safety, health and the practice of pharmacy. For more information, visit

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