Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Company: Veterans Administration Medical Center
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Joel Seth Aronson, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) Providence, Rhode Island, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Providers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pharmacy.
Mr. Aronson obtained a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe College pf Pharmacy in 1972. He joined Boston City Hospital, now renamed Boston Medical Center, in 1974 and prospered there as a staff pharmacist until 2002. While with Boston City Hospital and Boston Medical Center, he served as an elected union shop steward for the pharmacy department, where he handled grievances between management and employees when it appeared management was violating articles of the union contract.
In 2004, Mr. Aronson joined the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Providence, Rhode Island as a clinical hospital pharmacist. Since 2011, Mr. Aronson has flourished as a clinical pharmacy specialist with the VAMC in Providence, Rhode Island. His duties have included verifying physicians’ orders and maintaining responsibility for discharging and counseling veterans.
Mr. Aronson is the recent recipient of an I-CARE Leadership Award pin given by the United States Department for Veterans Affairs recognizing exemplary employees who have demonstrated sustained performance or a specific act of noteworthy nature relative to the department’s core values of Integrity, Commitment. Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. In addition, he has received a Commendation from Boston City Hospital for his superior work during a blizzard in Boston in 1978. Mr. Aronson has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who Top Professionals and Industry Leaders and has won the Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award.
Mr. Aronson’s professional memberships include the American Pharmacists Association, the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association, the Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Mr. Aronson attributes his success to his compassion, being a good listener, and pride in combining his love of chemistry and his enthusiasm for helping people into a lifelong profession. Additionally, he attributes his success to his willingness to assist hospital pharmacy management to set up weekends and evening schedules for pharmacists and ensuring that veterans are properly cared for. Now retired since 2019, he is open to new opportunities in the industry.
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