OCH Regional Medical Center Pharmacy Director Andy Andrews has been named Mississippi Pharmacists Association’s Member of the Year at the organization’s recent awards banquet.
“The Member of the Year Award is presented to a member who has demonstrated impeccable commitment to the association, dedicated his personal time and energy to furthering the objectives of the association, and is active in all aspects of the association,” said Kathryn Ayers, MPhA Nominations and Awards Committee Chair. “We are proud to have Andy as a member of our team and thankful for his service and commitment to the association,” she continued.
Andrews has been working at OCH for more than 25 years and has served as the pharmacy director for 21 of those years. As an employee at OCH, Andrews serves on the pharmacy and infection control committee, forms committee, retirement committee and quality outcomes committee.
“Andy is an individual who is very well respected among his peers. People seek him out for advice on how to improve operations within the hospital, and he’s always willing to help in any situation,” said OCH Administrator/CEO Richard Hilton, adding that Andrews is a team player. “He’s a valuable asset that I am very proud of, and I know the people of this community are proud that he’s a part of the OCH healthcare system.”
Andrews has been a member of MPhA for 25 years and has served on the MPhA Executive Committee and the MS Pharmacy Foundation Board of Directors. He has served for 20 consecutive years on at least one MPhA Committee, including chairing the Education Committee.