Rosemary Gibson

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Hastings Center’s Rosemary Gibson Honored for Enhancing Health Care Quality

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation recognized Hastings Center’s Rosemary Gibson with a 2019 Pinnacle Award for career achievement on Monday, September 16. 

Gibson, a senior advisor at The Hastings Center, is the author most recently of China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for MedicineThe book chronicles the shift to China as a major source of America’s generic and other medicines and the impact on our health and national security. 

“The APhA Foundation Pinnacle Awards represent the recipient’s commitment to transform and elevate patient care.  Ms. Gibson’s passion for quality and transparency in improving the development and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals is an inspiration to us all,” said APhA Foundation executive director, Elizabeth K. Keyes.

Established in 1998, the annual Pinnacle Awards celebrate significant contributions to the medication use process through increasing patient adherence, reducing adverse drug events, promoting the use of national treatment guidelines, improving patient outcomes, and enhancing communication among the members of the health care team.

Gibson is the recipient of the highest honor from the American Medical Writers Association for her outstanding contributions to the public’s interest in reporting on critical health care issues.

Previously, at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Gibson architected its $250 million decade-long national strategy to integrate palliative care into the nation’s hospitals. Also at the Foundation, Gibson led national patient safety and quality initiatives in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

The APhA Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., works to improve health by inspiring philanthropy, research, and innovation that advances pharmacists’ patient care services.