Title: Clinical Pharmacist
Company: Hannibal Regional Hospital
Location: Camp Point, Illinois, United States
Vernon D. Loeffler, PharmD, Ph.D., Clinical Pharmacist at Hannibal Regional Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pharmacy and higher education.
With the help of a high school guidance counselor, Dr. Loeffler discovered that the field of pharmacy would be a good fit for his skill set, as he was adept in both science and mathematics. In addition, he desired to delve into a field which would aid his community around him. Attending Saint Louis College of Pharmacy off of a scholarship he received subsequent to winning a science contest in high school, he soon earned a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy. Thereafter, he received a Master of Business Administration from Quincy University, a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Rio Grande, and a Doctor of Philosophy in business from Capella University, where he graduated cum laude in 2014. Commencing his career as a staff pharmacist at the Walgreen Company in 1975, a role he held for nearly three decades, he also served Saint Mary Hospital as a staff pharmacist from 1984 to 1993, Blessing Hospital as a clinical pharmacist from 1985 to 2005, and Brown Drug Store as a staff pharmacist from 1994 to 1996. Following these appointments, he was a staff pharmacist at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy, IL, from 1996 to 1997.
Since 2007, Dr. Loeffler has been a clinical pharmacist at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, MO. In addition to his primary role, he has also been an instructor of adult education at John Wood Community College since 2016. A registered pharmacist in Missouri and Illinois, he is most proud of being the first member of his family to earn both a master’s degree and a doctorate. Additionally, he values the time he has spent teaching others to become skillful pharmacy technicians at Blessing Hospital and in teaching chemotherapy preparation at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
The author of “User Perceptions of Computerized Physician Order Entry Effects on Adverse Drug Events,” Dr. Loeffler is a member of the Phi Delta Chi Fraternity and the American Association of Retired Persons. As a testament to his success, he was featured in the 20th edition of Who’s Who in the Midwest. Married with four children and one granddaughter, he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, playing archery, practicing karate and flying airplanes in his spare time.
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