Pinnacle Awards

About the Awards

The Pinnacle Awards, established in 1998 by the APhA Foundation's Quality Center, celebrate significant contributions to the medication use process.


Award Categories

  • Individual Award for Career Achievement: Recognizes individuals whose actions have demonstrated exceptional leadership in enhancing health care quality and medication use. 
  • Group Practices, Health Systems, Health Care Corporations: Recognizes a significant scientific contribution and/or quality improvement project.
  • Voluntary Health Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations, Associations, Government Agencies, and Public/Private Partnerships: Recognizes health organizations that assist patients and their caregivers in achieving better outcomes from their medications.

Learn more about the Nomination Application Process HERE

2017 Pinnacle Awards

The APhA Foundation recognizes this year's Pinancle Award Recipients: 

Category I: 2017 Individual Award for Career Achievement
John Sykora

Category II: 2017 Group Practice–Health System–Health Care Corporation Award
HealthPartners: Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Program

Category III: 2017 Nonprofit Organization–Association–Public/Private Partnerships Award
Community Pharmacy Foundation

Read the full news release about the 2017 recipients HERE.




Find photos from the reception HERE.

Click on the links below for recipient videos:

Pinnacle Awards Innovations in Pharmacy Practice Lecture

From Medicare to Coverage for All:  The Evolution of an MTM Program Over a Decade

Lecture delivered by
Category II: Group Practice–Health System–Health Care Corporation Award Recipient
Daniel Rehrauer, PharmD
Sr. Manager, Medication Therapy Management Program, HealthPartners

 Learn more about the lecture and how to listen to it here HERE.

The webinar was funded through an educational grant from Amgen.


Past Pinnacle Awards and Reception

See Past Recipients Here.


If you have any questions related to the Pinnacle Awards, please contact Rajan Vaidya, Executive Resident at or 202-558-2709.