National Association of Professional Women Announces Jillian Hernandez, Pharmacy Technician, at Northwest Health Systems, as VIP Woman of the Year

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Jillian Hernandez is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

“It was not until I began working with Northwest Health Systems that I even knew long-term care pharmacy existed.”

NAPW honors Jillian Hernandez as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in long term care consulting with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters.

“It was not until I began working with Northwest Health Systems (NWHS) that I even knew long-term care pharmacy existed,” said Ms. Hernandez who has been a pharmacy technician for more than ten years. Now she can’t imagine working in any other type of pharmacy. NWHS provides medication, durable medical equipment, medication administration records and consultation services to residents in assisted living, memory care, enhanced care, Parkinson's and intermediate care communities as well as adult family homes and supported living.

Working for NWHS allows Ms. Hernandez to work as part of a healthcare team that includes pharmacists, technicians, prescribers, nurses, medication aides and even students in order to provide appropriate medication administration to residents in their communities.

Ms. Hernandez’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts from Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA) in 2003, a Bachelor of Science from Washington State University (Pullman, WA) in 2006 and a Master of Science in Human Biology with a graduate certificate in Health Services Administration from Eastern Washington University (Cheney, WA) in 2009.

NAPW provides an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect, learn and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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