For creating a practice that became a community lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Pharmacists Association named Stephanie Burden its pharmacist of the year.
During the early days of the pandemic, Burden ensured her patients could continue to access the care they needed to stay healthy despite a reduction in public hours by having the pharmacy offer phone and online ordering and even made hard-to-find hand sanitizer for a local medical clinic.
She also took advantage of social media to stay connected to patients by creating videos on how to safe and calm an
"Social media allowed me to stay connected, to give them advice on how to adapt and live well through COVID-19. I just wanted to be that dependable figure for them," Burden stated in a release.
Burden holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from Memorial University and is currently completing the PharmD for Pharmacists program at the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.
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