Mid-America Highlights

Volume 6, Issue 2 Feb 5th, 2016

New Business WIN!!

Congratulations to Jason Simmons who recently won the business of Integrity Pharmacy. They are part of the Red Cross customer group, (who we lost about 1.5 years ago). This is great momentum and the start of winning back the entire book of business. Fingers "Cross"ed!

New Program WINS!!

  • Darcia Anderson / Cresco Family Pharmacy / Monthly OTC 2pg Ad
  • Becky Gillenwater & Kelsie Petree / Barrett Drug Center / Recon Complete
  • Ginger HIbbert & Greg Heibel / Savannah Family Pharmacy / Recon Complete
  • Jeff Beins & Greg Heibel / Kohll's Pharmacy & Homecare/ RCS

POC = Piece of Cake??

Kelsie Petree is making CIM installs look easy, like it's a piece of cake!! Since becoming a POC in October she has completed four successful installs, with her most recent being for Pawnee Hillcrest Pharmacy. She teamed up with Becky and they helped with inventory on Sunday and the account went live on Monday. Kelsie has been visiting this account since she was an LMC so she already had built a great relationship with the staff. It was a fun week getting to spend time with this great group of people. Kelly, the owner, is really liking CIM so far. The second day he stopped pulling stickers to make the order, and let CIM do it's job. He is excited and looking foward to seeing how this program will help not only Pawnee but his other stores too! Great job and congratulations on your POC successes so far!
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National Wear Red Day

February 5th is the day that the American Heart Association asks everyone to wear red in order to raise awareness for heart disease in women. Created in 2004, Go RED day was designed to promote healthier lives for women of all ages.


Today 1 in 3 women are affected by heart disease in the US, and nearly 44 million American women are living with heart disease. Even though cardiovascular disease is quite prevalent in women, only 1 in 5 women are aware that heart disease is their greatest health risk.


Myth 1: Heart Disease is predominantly a disease of men

The truth: More women than men die of heart disease every single year. Heart disease kills more women than all types of cancer combined. While most women believe that their greatest health risk comes from breast or uterine cancer - in actuality, a woman's greatest health risk is from heart disease and stroke. Nearly 90% of all women have at least one risk factor for heart disease.


Myth 2: Heart Disease affects men and women in the same way

The truth: Heart disease affects men and women differently. Biologic and hormonal differences in men and women contribute to the ways in which heart disease develops and progresses.


Myth 3: Women with heart disease are treated the same as men

The truth: Women with heart disease are under-treated and underserved. Women are not screened for and diagnosed with heart disease as aggressively as men. Many times women are sent home from the hospital with atypical symptoms only to find out later that they had suffered a heart attack.


Myth 4: It can't happen to me

The truth: Heart disease does not discriminate. The risk factors for heart disease are the same in both men and women. -Smoking, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Family History of Heart Disease, Obesity


SO, WHAT CAN WOMEN DO?

Women must take control of their own health. The first step in preventing heart disease-related deaths in American women is engagement. Every woman must know her risk for heart disease.


To see this entire article, click on the GO RED button below.

Where in the World is ...... FLAT STANLEY!!!

Move over Carmen Sandiego... Flat Stanley is taking over!!

The Flat Stanley project was started in 1995 by Dale Hubert, a third grade schoolteacher in London, Ontario, Canada.


How it works

In the Flat Stanley children's books, Stanley travels the world in envelopes. Students who read the books send the paper doll and written notes to students in other parts of the world through conventional mail and e-mail. Teachers register and arrange exchanges with the other classrooms on the Flat Stanley Project website. Children exchange ideas, photos, questions and culture with students overseas.


In 2005, more than 6,500 classes from 48 countries took part in the Flat Stanley Project.


Flat Stanley was recently spotted in one of our reps vehicles, traveling through the countryside (where I might add, there is hardly ANY snow!) Where did they go, and where are they headed next?