Sue Purcell

Sue Purcell

, ’74 BSPh

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Sue Purcell is a co-founder of Miller-Purcell, an ambulatory pharmacy management corporation. She is currently the director of ambulatory pharmacy for Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque and manager of Mercy CareMor, a long term care pharmacy providing consulting and dispensing services to 1,500 patients.


Purcell has been active in Iowa Pharmacy Association leadership, having served on the Board of Trustees, the Legislative and Professional Affairs Committees, chaired the Public Affairs Committee, and served as Speaker of the House of Delegates. She is also a past president of the association, and currently serves as its treasurer.


Purcell served on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for the Iowa Medicaid Preferred Drug List from 2003 until 2011, and is a past chair. She was among the first to receive designation as a Certified Consultant Pharmacist from the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (now known as a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, or BCGP).


An adjunct faculty member and preceptor for University of Iowa College of Pharmacy students, Purcell guides student learning experiences outside the classroom. She also served as co-chair of the college’s 1885 Society.