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LRGHealthcare pharmacists receive their national board certifications

LACONIA — LRGHealthcare congratulates two of its own pharmacists, Linda Horton and Michael Smith, who recently achieved national board certifications.

Linda Horton, Pharm D, received her recertification by the National Certification Board for Anticoagulation Providers. The designation is CACP (certified anticoagulation provider). It is awarded to providers who meet education and patient care requirements and take an exam every five years for certification and recertification. By having this designation, it also enables LRGHealthcare to maintain its Center of Excellence designation for its Anticoagulation Clinic through the National Anticoagulation Forum.

Michael Smith, Pharm D, has been awarded his Board Certification in Critical Care; designation is BCCCP (Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist). He joins just six other NH pharmacists with the credential and is one of only 1,104 within the United States. Board certification through BPS (Board of Pharmacy Specialties) is recognized as the gold standard for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels and meet the expanding expectations of patients, physicians, insurance companies, and employers who recognize the increasing need for a team approach to healthcare.

LRGHealthcare congratulates and thanks Linda and Michael for expanding their knowledge to provide the best care possible to LRGHealthcare's patients.

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Michael Smith and Linda Horton received certificates as pharmacists from a national board. (Courtesy photo)