IPA Recognizes Sen. Pam Jochum with Good Governance Award
The Iowa Pharmacy Association recognized State Senator Pam Jochum (D-Dubuque) with its annual Good Governance Award in recognition of her work and strong support of the pharmacy profession and public health.The Iowa Pharmacy Association recognized State Senator Pam Jochum (D-Dubuque) with its annual Good Governance Award in recognition of her work and strong support of the pharmacy profession and public health.
Sen. Jochum has long been a leader at the Capitol on healthcare issues, and has worked closely with IPA as a member of the Human Resources and State Government committees, as well as the former President of the Senate. She supported several of the association's major legislative initiatives, including last year's statewide protocol and technician product verification bill. She was a key ally in protecting pharmacy reimbursement under Medicaid during the transition to managed care, as well as an instrumental partner when IPA passed landmark PBM reform in 2015.
“Sen. Jochum understands the importance of protecting patients and has worked tirelessly to ensure healthcare providers are equipped to provide the best care possible. She has been a constant source of advice to the pharmacy profession and has positively influenced our legislative priorities over the past 25-plus years,” stated Kate Gainer, PharmD, the association's executive vice president and CEO.
The association presented Sen. Jochum with the award during their annual Legislative Day at the Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, with over 200 members in attendance.