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Fruth Pharmacy Employees Donate to Mason County Baby Pantry

Pictured left to right: Andy Becker, Vice-President of Pharmacy; John Galvan, Vice-President of Operations; Steve Gum, CFO; and Jassica Legg with donations for The Mason County Baby Pantry.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (January 8, 2021) – Fruth Pharmacy corporate employees helped donate to a children’s Christmas gift program through The Mason County Baby Pantry.  In 2019, The Mason County Baby Pantry helped 280 kids have Christmas.  For 2020, 430 kids were helped.

“There was an increased need in the area this year due to COVID-19,” Jassica Legg shared, “some parents are out of work and others have had additional expenses to help keep their families safe during the pandemic.”

The Mason County Baby Pantry asks for people who want to help, to try to provide one outfit, a pair of shoes, and something fun for a child to have at Christmastime.  Those donating are asked to put each child’s donation into a plastic bag for the Mason County Baby Pantry to check the items on the list and later wrap before distributing the presents to the children.

Fruth Pharmacy corporate employees decide on a local organization to help each Christmas in the Mason County or surrounding area.

If you would like to help The Mason County Baby Pantry for next year’s Christmas or help with another initiative, please contact Jassica Mcbp Legg through Facebook.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company serving the tri-state area of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  Fruth Pharmacy has been in business since 1952.

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Andy Becker Promoted to Vice-President of Pharmacy

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (July 29, 2020) – Fruth Pharmacy is pleased to announce Andrew “Andy” Becker has been promoted to Vice-President of Pharmacy for Fruth Pharmacy.

Becker has been with Fruth Pharmacy for almost 4 years.

In addition to his previous duties, Becker’s promotion will include all aspects of the practice of pharmacy at Fruth, including management of the IT department, Point of Sale, 340B program, strategic planning, and data analytics.

“Andy will be working more closely with Drew Massey, Director of Pharmacy Operations, to help drive several initiatives this year,” Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy explained in regards to Becker’s new role at Fruth, “He will focus on Medication Synchronization and implementing a compliance packaging option for patients with multiple medications.”

Becker’s skill set has benefited Fruth Pharmacy in several ways.  He is a pharmacist with expertise on data analysis.  He has completed extensive analysis around Medicaid reimbursement, purchasing opportunities, and 340B contracts.

Becker has additionally impacted Fruth Pharmacy with data driven decisions and working with the leadership team on a differentiation strategy that supports Fruth’s customer needs that will secure Fruth Pharmacy additional Rx volume.

“I am looking forward to being integral to our strategies of growing the company and addressing the complex pharmacy issues facing the industry today,” Becker commented on his promotion, “Fruth Pharmacy continues to be a nimble organization and implements changes quickly.  This allows Fruth to navigate the current complex retail pharmacy environment, adapt our operations and strategize for the future landscape,” Becker concluded.

“Andy’s ability to perform data analysis in many areas have helped Fruth remain competitive.  He has extensive knowledge around the pharmacy industry and the issues that pharmacies are facing.  Andy is a great team player,” Fruth completed about why she chose Becker for the promotion.

“I would like to thank my wife and son for their support and the Fruth employees for their commitment and hard work,” Becker stated.

Becker currently lives in Hurricane, WV with his wife Brandi and their son Kyle.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family owned company serving the tri-state area of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  Fruth Pharmacy has been in business since 1952 and has grown to 30 locations.

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Fruth Honors Employees at 29th Annual Service Luncheon

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (November 25, 2019) – On Thursday, November 21st, 2019, Fruth Pharmacy held its 29th Annual Service Awards and luncheon.  Employees were honored for their years of service and special awards were also given in the following categories: President’s Choice Award for Best Corporate Support; World of Difference Award; Rising Star Award; Pharmacist of the Year; Manager of the Year; Pharmacy Technician of the Year; and Associate of the Year.

This year’s theme, Celebrating the Fruits of Your Labor, was introduced by Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy.

“William Arthur Ward said, ‘Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.’ Today is all about giving that present to all of our Fruth team members here to be honored for their years of service and nominations for awards.

Fruth has much to be thankful for: 67 years of business, hundreds of committed and hardworking employees and the support of our many communities.

I am thankful for the vision that my father had – to serve the local communities like family and to help provide job opportunities of the people in those communities. I am proud to continue that legacy, and I am very thankful for every employee who comes into work each day with a mission to make someone’s life a little better. As I have started my elf travels, I have met many customers who see their local Fruth as a not only a great place to shop and get their prescriptions, but also a place they can be supported, heard and treated with friendship. In just a few stores, I have already met a mother who lost her only daughter to a drug overdose, a lonely widower who comes to Fruth for the social interaction, a sad granddaughter who had just brought her grandmother home to begin Hospice, and an excited new mother who just adopted two toddlers from foster care. Many days your job also involves a bit of counseling. I am proud that Fruth is a place that helps meet the needs of our customers beyond the purchase. Thank you for providing that type of environment,” Fruth stated.

The following years were honored for years of service:  5 Years: Karen Shaw, Jeanette Bates, Carri Barrett, Tara Blankenship, Sandy Napper, James Riegel, Roselyn Roush, Clinton Baise, Patti Colegrove, Kyonna Perry, Karla Baker, Walter Simpson, Lindsey Dufore, Johnny Quesenberry, Rebecca Barnett, Valerie Wiseman, Tammy Lawson, Lindsay Crowley, Annette Wick, Kirt Shipley, Douglas Crawford, Tina Dailey, Drew Massey; 10 Years: Penny Clark, Larry Anderson, Lynne Fruth, Brittney Linkous, Lori Russell; 15 Years: Polly Sheppard, Kelly Smith, Carol Anderson, Kathryn Sanders, Paula White, Jennifer Sauer, Michelle Gloeckner, Marcia Russell; 20 Years: Martha Johnson, Robin Davis, Pamela Durbin, Cathy Patterson, Sandra Keefer, Tiffany Queen; 25 Years: Linda Webster; 30 Years: Shelly Hodges, John Mourat, Patty Holley; 35 Years: Karen Burdette.

2019 Pharmacist of the Year was awarded to Lindsay Crowley of Fruth Pharmacy in Scott Depot, WV; 2019 Pharmacy Technician of the Year was awarded to Terri Foster of Fruth Pharmacy in Gallipolis, OH; 2019 Manager of the Year was awarded to Josh Lasure of Fruth Pharmacy in Scott Depot; 2019 Associate of the Year was awarded to Brenda Smith of Fruth Pharmacy in Hurricane, WV; 2019 Rising Star Award went to Dana Richardson of Fruth Pharmacy’s corporate office; 2019 President’s Choice Award for Best Corporate Supporting Role went to Sandy Keefer; and the 2019 World of Difference Award was given to Fruth Pharmacy of Hurricane.

Fruth Pharmacy is a locally-owned family business with 31 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  If you would like to learn more about Fruth Pharmacy, please visit www.fruthpharmacy.com.

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