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The distinguished award represents pharmacists who have made an impact in their field

DANVILLE, Pa. – Michael A. Evans, RPh, received the Sister Gonzales Duffy Lecture Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists (PSHP). The award is presented annually to a person of high moral character, good citizenship and high professional ideals who has made sustained contributions to health-system pharmacy that have impacted practice in Pennsylvania.

“It’s an honor to be nominated for this prestigious award and to be recognized by my peers in the industry,” said Evans, who is Geisinger's chief pharmacy officer. "This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all the pharmacists who strive to improve patient care and advance the practice of health-system pharmacy."

In his role as chief pharmacy officer, Evans is responsible for the overall strategy development, administrative oversight and leadership for Geisinger’s pharmacy services. He and his team have successfully built a robust network of pharmacy programs including hospital programs, ambulatory clinical pharmacy, retail pharmacies, managed care pharmacies, mail-order pharmacy and infusion pharmacies. Evans has also helped facilitate moving Geisinger’s pharmacy programs to the forefront of multidisciplinary patient care, helping focus on quality, patient satisfaction, patient access and value.

The Sister Gonzales Duffy Lecture Award was established in 1985 by the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists in honor of the late Sister M. Gonzales Duffy, RSM, PSHP member, and director of pharmacy and central services at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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