Richard Sandilands, ICP Executive Vice President Retires

As seen in the Consultant Connection November 2014 Issue
ICP would like to announce the retirement of Richard Sandilands as Executive Vice President.
Richard’s 45 year career spanned from a clothing salesperson for Robert Hall Clothes, to a representative for Proctor & Gamble to ICP’s Executive Vice President.  His career in long-term-care pharmacy began in 1975 and progressed from a sales representative for Westhaven Institutional Pharmacy in Toledo Ohio, to Marketing Director for Anderson Medical in Dover Ohio, and in 1997 joined ICP Inc. as their Executive Vice President. 
When asked what the biggest changes he has seen in the industry over the years he replied, “Computerization, unit dose medications, and geriatric education are the main areas of change.  In long-term-care pharmacy, we have advanced from manual typewriters to computers, hand written orders to electronic MAR’s, and amber vials to unit dosed medications.  Typical nursing home classifications were, ICF, SNF, and ICFMR’s.  Pharmacies would deliver medications in amber vials in brown paper bags to the facilities.  Facility nurses would preset medications from these amber vials into soufflé cups accompanied by hand written medication cards for administration to the resident.  Today we offer unit dose medications, electronic medical records, geriatric certified pharmacists and nurses, and 24 hour 7 days a week service to our customers.”
In his letter to the staff of ICP Richard stated, “It takes a loyal and talented team to manage a successful company and ICP has a great one.  The support from the executive management team of Craig Meier, Penny Kitzler, Jane Robertson, Martha Somers, and Bill Bertsch as well as our Director of Marketing Lori Earnhart made my job much easier and I can’t thank them enough for all the help they have given me”. 
During his tenure, ICP has increased the number of facilities served, created 120 new job slots, added a branch pharmacy in Sharpsville Pennsylvania, and a respiratory company in Mason Ohio,
ICP’s board of directors accepted Richard’s request to retire, as of December 31, 2014 and at that, time will promote Craig Meier RPh as the Executive Vice President.

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