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      Aspirus pharmacist awarded as Distinguished Pharmacist Practitioner

      Jessica Bessner, Director of Pharmacy at Aspirus Keweenaw

      An Aspirus Keweenaw pharmacist practitioner has been recognized by the Michigan Pharmacists Association as the Distinguished New Pharmacist Practitioner of the Year.

      Jessica Bessner, director of pharmacy at Aspirus Keweenaw and Aspirus Ontonagon, has worked with the hospital for eight years. Her duties as the director of pharmacy include promoting the pharmacy and making patient experience as best as it can possibly be.

      Bessner says part of the qualification for the award was excellence in community and professional activities.

      ??I am incredibly humbled by this situation,?? said Bessner. ??I work with so many great pharmacists throughout the past few years and throughout my training that it's very humbling that I was picked out of all the other new practitioners among the state of Michigan.??

      Bessner is also the oncology service line director for the hospitals as well.