Each year, the Northern Colorado publication known as BizWest, holds its “40 Under Forty” awards to honor and celebrate young professionals that are “shaping the future of Northern Colorado.” (BizWest Media, 2021). “We were delighted to learn that our COO, Joseph Poling, was among the other 39 honorees chosen to be honored and celebrated on October 28th, for his impact on our communities and Colorado business,” said Vicki Einhellig, President and CEO of the independent pharmacy chain known in Northern Colorado as Good Day Pharmacy.
Joseph Poling, Pharm.D., grew up in Loveland, Colorado, and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wyoming. He began his career with Good Day in 2012 as a staff pharmacist and was quickly promoted in 2013 to pharmacy manager at Good Day Pharmacy’s Loveland, Colorado location. Joseph’s leadership skills, love for helping others learn and providing strategies for helping them succeed, goal development wisdom, and passion for independent pharmacy and patient care led him to become pharmacy operations manager in 2016. Then, in...more
Each year a Colorado publication known as BizWest holds its ‘Women of Distinction’ awards to honor leading women in business, government, and nonprofits who enrich Colorado with their leadership, entrepreneurship, and mentorship. On Thursday, August 26th, Good Day Pharmacy CEO, Vicki Einhellig, was honored along with ten other women at this year’s awards program. The Women of Distinction selection committee received more than 130 worthy nominations.
Vicki Einhellig, who came to Good Day in 1992 to work alongside her cousin and business owner, David Lamb, said during her award speech that she would not be where she is today had he not taken a chance on her. Vicki became the pharmacy manager at Good Day’s Loveland location in 1993, COO in 1996, and now CEO as of 2019. She also stated during her speech that she owes much of her success to her talented and hard-working team, but her team admits that Vicki is more deserving of this award than she realizes. “Pharmacists are the most accessible health professional, and these past 1.5 years, Vicki did everything humanly possible to...more
Beginning October 15th, all Good Day Pharmacies in Colorado will be offering free Medicare plan reviews. Good Day pharmacists are equipped with a state-of-the-art tool and knowledge to help seniors choose a Medicare D drug plan, customized to their own medication list. Plans change each year, and the best plan in 2020 may not be the best plan for 2021.
Pharmacists are the most accessible health professional, and Good Day Pharmacy provides services beyond conventional pharmacy care. “Now more than ever, we must be a local resource for Open Enrollment to help seniors in our communities navigate the process of reviewing Medicare plan options,” said Vicki Einhellig, CEO of Good Day Pharmacy. “Our pharmacy teams see most patients a minimum of once every month, and they trust us to provide solid, unbiased advice and solutions regarding their health.”
Evaluating and choosing the right plan with the best coverage is overwhelming for most people. Studies show that many seniors don’t feel confident in their ability to journey through the Medicare Open Enrollment process and...more
Good Day Pharmacy Takes Prescription Pick-up Curbside, Keeping Customers and Staff Safe During the COVID-19 Outbreak - March 2020
To protect our customers and teams, Good Day Pharmacy in Loveland and Longmont has moved to curbside pick-up and home delivery ONLY. By Tuesday, March 24th, five more Good Day locations will also be going curbside, including both Fort Collins pharmacies, Greeley, Wellington, and Yuma. The Good Day Pharmacy locations in Johnstown and Eaton, have drive-thru windows and will move to 100% drive thru window pick-up, also starting March 24th. Vicki Einhellig, RPh and CEO of Good Day Pharmacy said “We have a new normal and we’re doing everything we can to keep people healthy. Limiting exposure RIGHT NOW is crucial so our teams can continue to provide medications to our communities.”
All Good Day Pharmacies are fully operational and will provide both prescription and over-the-counter needs. The pharmacies in Loveland and Longmont successfully transitioned to curbside pick-up this past Thursday, bringing all customers their prescription and over-the-counter orders right to their car. Good Day staff directly assisting customers are wearing protective masks and disposable gloves....more
Good Day Pharmacy Clinical Specialist Speaks At NCPA Multi-Store Conference About Flip The Pharmacy - March 2020
Last month, Kelsey Schwander, PharmD, and Clinical Specialist for Good Day Pharmacy, joined several other knowledgeable pharmacist and healthcare speakers at the Multiple Location Conference hosted by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). The event is the premier gathering of community pharmacy multi-store owners and was held in Fort Myers, Florida. Session topics were formulated to educate and sharpen skills on managing the complex business of multiple store ownership, and how to discover new service and business growth opportunities.
Since Dr. Schwander and four Good Day Pharmacy locations are participating in a national independent pharmacy movement called “Flip the Pharmacy,” Kelsey was asked to speak about how to implement enhanced patient care services (for example: travel health, hormonal contraception prescribing, smoking cessation prescribing, naloxone, strep and flu testing) that will transform pharmacies into a more patient care focus, instead of a prescription dispensing only model. The goal of Flip the Pharmacy is to “move beyond filling...more
How Good Day Pharmacy will impact opioid awareness, addiction, and naloxone dispensing in Colorado.
In the midst of the opioid crisis, Colorado-based Good Day Pharmacy continues to battle the ongoing opioid use disorder from a few different angles. The independent pharmacy chain has empowered its team with education and training on naloxone dispensing, naloxone use, and how to counsel patients and start the “opioid management discussion.”
Good Day decided in the fall of 2015 that it would begin educating patients about the life-saving drug, naloxone, which comes in the following variations: Naloxone (generic injection), Narcan® (brand name naloxone nasal spray), and Evzio® (brand name autoinjector). “It was astonishing how many of our patients didn’t know naloxone existed, and also didn’t know that being on an opioid put them at higher risk of overdose,” said Karen Price, Good Day Pharmacy Marketing Director. Patients were educated via signage and brochures in all ten Good Day Pharmacies, through the company’s patient newsletter, and via social media...more
It’s about to get easier to quit smoking in Colorado.
People now can skip the doctor’s office and go straight to a pharmacy to get prescription medication — pills, nasal sprays and inhalers — to help them quit smoking. The new statewide prescription protocol is the second in Colorado, following approval last year for pharmacists to prescribe birth-control pills and patches.
Both protocols are possible through a 2016 state law that allowed the state Health Department, along with the state boards of medicine, pharmacy and nursing, to expand access to commonly used medications.
Pharmacists who want to prescribe the anti-smoking drugs must take a three-hour online training, which went live last week. Coloradans who want to move on from over-the-counter nicotine gum, patches and lozenges to try prescription smoking-cessation medication can get the drugs at participating pharmacies after completing a questionnaire and a consultation — no appointment required.
Packages of American Spirit and Marlboro cigarettes. State health officials hope more people...more
Good Day Pharmacy has achieved many recent successes, including celebrating 30 years in business, and the opening of a new Longmont, Colorado pharmacy. Now the successful independently owned pharmacy chain has been identified as “Best In Class” by OutcomesMTM® for providing medication therapy management services (MTM). The Best In Class designation means that Good Day Pharmacies in Eaton, Ft. Collins (at Sprouts Farmers Market), and Wellington have each achieved the rank of top 15% of all MTM centers in the U.S. And another huge triumph for the locally owned company, Good Day Pharmacy at Heritage Market in Eaton, Colorado, is ranked number 1 in Colorado. Good Day Pharmacy Manager, Allisen Cole, and her team have helped create a successful process for MTM, escalating them to the top team in Colorado.
Medication therapy management (MTM) has become a main focus at Good Day, and is a service that not all pharmacies offer. In a volume‐oriented industry that seems somewhat monopolized by mail order “telephone” pharmacies, personal face‐to‐face service and clinical advice is not...more
Good Day Pharmacy is hosting a Grand Opening Celebration on Wednesday, January 20, and would like to invite its neighbors to experience the unique services that make this pharmacy a special part of the community.
“We are truly grateful to be energizing the Longmont community’s pharmacy experience with our new and improved pharmacy location. Our staff look forward to servicing Longmont residents for many more years to come from our new pharmacy location at 1749 Main Street. We can’t wait to see everyone at the Grand Opening celebration on Wednesday, January 20,” said Marketing Director Karen Price.
The Wednesday, January 20, Grand Opening will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will include a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m., food and refreshments, special customer giveaways (while supplies last), and a grand prize drawing to win a Kindle Fire, FitBit, or one night stay at the St. Julien Hotel and Spa in Boulder, Colorado. Additionally, Good Day is also celebrating 30 years in business this month, since opening in Loveland, Colorado, at the very end of December...more
On Monday, September 14, 2015, Good Day Pharmacy Chief Operating Officer, Vicki Einhellig, RPh, was appointed to the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy by Gov. John Hickenlooper as he announced several Boards and Commissions appointments. Ms. Einhellig’s term on the board will run through July of 2019.
The Colorado State Board of Pharmacy serves under the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to protect public health by promoting the highest standards of pharmacy practice through effective licensure and enforcement of regulations. In short, the Board examines applicants, holds disciplinary hearings to issue and revoke pharmaceutical licenses and inspects pharmacies.
“I am excited and flattered to be appointed to this professional board of dedicated people who want to set the highest of standards for the pharmacy industry in Colorado,” said Ms. Einhellig.
Good Day Pharmacy is an independent, family-owned company operating under the Health Mart umbrella with nine pharmacies in Northern Colorado, and employs 140 Colorado residents. Its principals are...more
On Thursday, August 20, 2015, Good Day Pharmacy Chief Executive Officer, David Lamb, was appointed to the Medicaid Rate Review Advisory Committee by Colorado House Representative, Brian DelGrosso.
The Medicaid Provider Rate Review Advisory Committee (MPRRAC) was enacted in June of 2015 (Senate Bill 15‐228) and operates in accordance with the Colorado Medical Assistance Act, Section 25.5‐4‐401, C.R.S. (Colorado Revised Statutes). This Committee assists the Department in the review of provider rate reimbursements in Medicaid. The committee is responsible for reviewing reimbursement cycles and voting to make necessary adjustments, taking public comment from stakeholders on whether rates should be examined out of cycle, reviewing any rate increase proposals or petitions sent to the Department, and making recommendations to the Joint Budget Committee on areas for process rate improvement.
Good Day Pharmacy is an independent, family‐owned company with nine pharmacies in Northern Colorado, and employs 133 Colorado residents. It is co‐owned by David Lamb, Vicki Einhellig, and...more