The award goes to the Hy-Vee pharmacy that accumulates the highest points in several categories, including the percentage increase in the number of prescriptions, gross profit, and inventory and labor costs.
The honor for the Cherokee store makes it a clean sweep in the 2006 fiscal year, as the Cherokee facility also was named Pharmacy of the Quarter for each quarter of the year.
"The award is the result of the efforts of our entire team," said Osborn. "I am very proud of every employee and grateful to the Cherokee, Marcus and surrounding communities for their support. Without customers, we wouldn't exist. We have a reputation of providing an excellent health care value in and around Cherokee and will continue to strive for nothing less."
Osborn has been store director in Cherokee since 2000. His Drug Store Director of Year honors was voted on by his fellow store directors.
Hy-Vee is an employee-owned corporation operating 224 retail stores, 26 of which are drug stores, in seven Midwestern states. The company totaled $4.9 billion in total sales in Year 2005, ranking it among the top 20 supermarket chains, and the top 35 private companies in the United States.