Pictured above: Trophy Fish Award winner Elise Durgin (center) with left to right: Senior Administrative Assistant Kodi Olander, Chief Financial Officer Katie Berg, Chief Executive Officer Amy Hart, Retail Pharmacy Director Jennifer Giza, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rob Westin, and Executive Assistant Bobbie Ward.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Pharmacogenomics Clinical Pharmacist Elise Durgin of Crosby was recently presented the organization’s Trophy Fish Award for going above and beyond in her job duties by assisting a patient in obtaining a prescription.
Her nominator wrote, “Elise helped a patient fill their prescription that was refused for two days at another pharmacy in the area because of their pharmacist’s personal beliefs about the medication. She was able to transfer the prescription for the patient, but it was not covered at our pharmacy, so she paid for it out of her own money, so the patient would be able to get their medication.”
A CRMC employee since 2021, Durgin earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in Minneapolis. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Spanish from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. She previously worked as a Medication Therapy Management Pharmacist, Pharmacy Resident, and Staff Pharmacist at Children’s Minnesota in Minneapolis and St. Paul.