IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hayat Pharmacy, part of the Health Mart franchise, in Milwaukee, WI, has been named the Health Mart Pharmacy of the Year. The designation is awarded to top-performing pharmacies for superior clinical performance, high-touch patient relationships and proactive advocacy efforts. Recognized as Pharmacy of the Year in 2014, Hayat Pharmacy is the award’s first-ever repeat winner. Owners Hashim Zaibak and Tamir Kaloti accepted the award during the closing session of McKesson ideaShare on Sept. 16.
“We started our pharmacy with the goal of providing quality healthcare to the traditionally underserved. It is a tremendous honor to be recognized for our patient care and deep ties to the community. We understand the importance of focusing on each patient’s individual needs and are committed to enriching communities with excellent, compassionate and affordable care that people deserve,” said Zaibak.
Safeguarding the inner-city of Milwaukee
Zaibak and Kaloti, who operate 19 pharmacies in the Milwaukee area, started Hayat Pharmacy to better identify the needs of the diverse community in and around the city. The pharmacy team combines innovative technology solutions and strong community focus to deliver impassioned care designed to address multiple healthcare needs – from point-of-care testing and compliance packaging to custom-fitted durable medical equipment to a robust Med Sync program with thousands of patients enrolled.
"It is a pleasure to recognize the outstanding work and community contributions of Hashim Zaibak, Tamir Kaloti, and their team. During the pandemic, the Hayat team was on the forefront of testing and vaccines, providing more than 40,000 shots to Milwaukee residents - almost seven percent of the city's entire population,” said Eyad Farah, president, Health Mart and Health Mart Atlas.
Patient-focused pharmacy drives community outreach
The pharmacy created Hayat Cares community health presentations to educate the local community about the leading health issues that affect patients today, such as diabetes and heart disease. The presentations are often done on-site in various locations including assisted living communities, workplaces, churches and other places of worship.
Also serving the needs of patients that cannot travel to the pharmacy, Hayat Pharmacy offers free delivery as well as pharmacist house calls, which are available in 21 different languages.
Pharmacy of the Year finalists
Hayat Pharmacy was chosen among fellow finalists Christian and Sam Tadrus of Sam’s Health Mart Pharmacy of Moberly, Mo. and Andi and Justin Holmes of Plains Drug in Plains, Mont. All landed in the final judging for exceptional patient care, operational innovation and outstanding contributions to their communities.
About Health Mart
Health Mart® is the nation’s fastest-growing independent pharmacy franchise with approximately 5,000 community pharmacies across all 50 states. Health Mart pharmacists provide personalized care and take the time to help patients understand their prescription-drug coverage, how to safely manage multiple medications, and how to take advantage of lower-cost medication options. Patients can find a Health Mart pharmacy by visiting healthmart.com.
As an important member of the healthcare team, Health Mart pharmacists possess strong clinical knowledge and collaborate with patients and other healthcare providers to help patients manage and improve their health. The Health Mart franchise is owned by Health Mart Systems, Inc., which is part of McKesson Corporation. Pharmacists and pharmacy owners interested in learning more can explore join.healthmart.com.