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.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Pinnacle Awards. To learn more about the Nomination Application Process, click HERE

If you have any questions related to the Pinnacle Awards, please contact John Little, Executive Fellow at or 202-558-2709.


2019 Pinnacle Awards

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

Category I: 2019 Individual Award for Career Achievement
Rosemary Gibson, MS

Category II: 2019 Group Practice–Health System–Health Care Corporation Award
Premise Health

Category III: 2019 Nonprofit Organization–Association–Public/Private Partnerships Award
The Norton Sound Region Children's Coalition

2019 Pinnacle Innovation in Pharmacy Lecture

Our Medicine Chest

2019 lecture delivered by
Category I: Individual Award for Career Achievement
Rosemary Gibson, MS

Author of China Rx
Senior Advisor at The Hastings Center



Past Pinnacle Awards and Reception

See Past Recipients Here.