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More Patients Vote In Favorite Pharmacist Contest

More than 22,000 patients nominated a Rite Aid pharmacist during October’s Vote For Your Favorite Pharmacist Contest. The number of ballots was more than five times greater than the number received in 2008.

Patients, who were eligible to win $2,500 in Rite Aid gift cards if they participated in the contest, could vote either at www.RiteAid.com or by filling out a brochure available at stores. Pharmacists receiving votes will receive a “Favorite Pharmacist” pin, a Letter of Commendation from Chairman and CEO Mary Sammonsand were entered to win $2,500 in Rite Aid gift cards through a random drawing.

Below are a few examples of the compliments Rite Aid pharmacists received through the contest:

roryRory Preston, Store #6467, Portland, Ore.
“I watched Rory deal with an unruly customer before me. She was patient, courteous and professional and offered this customer insight and beneficial advice. She then greeted me with an infectious smile and handled my needs without skipping a beat. I wish every person was as much of a pleasure to deal with as Rory.”

kiritKirit Patel, Store #5430, Los Angeles, Calif.
“In the many years that I have known Mr. Patel, he has always been very helpful. He has guided me through multiple ailments. He knows me personally and helps me when I need urgent medication. I’ve never seen anyone so dedicated to their patients. I can truly say he is my friend.”

kristiKristi Bollinger, Store #11709, Marietta, Ga.
“Kristi has been my pharmacist for more than 20 years. There are other drug stores closer to me, but I still go to Kristi for the personalized service she provides. She is like family.”