On Wednesday, May 20, Towncrest Pharmacy was recognized by the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce for the Roots Award. The Roots Award recognizes businesses that have remained in business for 50 years or more in the Iowa City area.
Towncrest Pharmacy opened in 1965. Under the leadership of owners Bill Haigh, Bernie Cremers, Randy McDonough, and Mike Deninger, Towncrest Pharmacy continues to provide excellent patient care and innovative approaches to pharmaceutical practices.
The UI College of Pharmacy and Towncrest Pharmacy have a close relationship; all four owners are alumni of the college. Towncrest Pharmacy has served as a UI College of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency site for several years, teaching new pharmacists the importance and impact local pharmacies have on their communities.
In addition to being honored with the Roots award, Towncrest was recently recognized by McKesson as Healthmart Pharmacy of the Year in the North Central Region and runner-up nationally. There are approximately 1,000 Healthmart Pharmacies in the North Central Region and nearly 4,000 nationwide.
Owner Randy McDonough noted that the honor exemplifies the solid foundation Bill Haigh and Bernie Cremers built and how Towncrest Pharmacy has been able to not only survive, but thrive in a very challenging period in pharmacy.