Our mission is to provide the best pharmacy care by maintaining the highest educational and professional standards. As strong patient advocates, our belief is in the concept of primary care and the free interchange of information among all health providers, giving us the opportunity to use our clinical drug knowledge to benefit the patient. It is our intention to remain at the forefront of new technologies, techniques and information as we strive to meet the ever changing needs of our patients.
Gordon graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (with Distinction). He obtained his Certificate in Hospital Residency at Pasqua Hospital in Regina in 1975 and continued as a staff pharmacist for the South Saskatchewan Health Complex. Part of his responsibilities included the development of protocol and oversight at the Plains Health Centre prior to its opening in 1976. Ironically, the Saskatchewan Government closed this facility in 2000 in order to save money.
From 1977-1990 Gordon farmed in the Climax district in southern Saskatchewan but kept in touch with his pharmacy roots by working throughout the area as a relief pharmacist. It was during that time he developed a pharmacy program (as a self-taught programmer) to manage a pharmacy dispensary which had an initial installed base of twenty three Saskatchewan stores. In 1985 Gordon entered into an agreement with Tri-Comp Systems of Saskatoon to act as consulting pharmacist in the design of a new generation of pharmacy software. With an installed base approaching one thousand users in 2003, Gordon is pleased to see his earlier efforts were not in vain.
In 1990, Gordon, his wife Michele and daughter Ashley left the farm and purchased a pharmacy in Leader, Saskatchewan. Active in the community, Gordon is President of the Leader Board of Trade, a member of the Leader Lions Club and past Board member of the Great Sandhills Terminal Group.
Gordon’s work in the pharmacy on behalf of his patients has been recognized by provincial and national pharmacy associations:
- 1995 – Pharmacist of the Year (Saskatchewan Pharmaceutical Association) for his national initiatives on behalf of food banks.
- 1997 – Commitment to Care Award for Patient Care (Pharmacy Practice – national professional journal)
- 2000 -Innovative Practice Award (Canadian Pharmacists Association & Apotex/P.A.C.E.)
- 2005 -Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Bowl of Hygeia Award (Representative Board of Saskatchewan Pharmacists)
Originally from Regina, Charity completed two years at the University of Regina before moving to Saskatoon to attend the University of Saskatchewan, where she graduated from the College of Pharmacy with her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (2003).
The transition from city to small town life was relatively easy for Charity, and she has come to appreciate the slower pace and community spirit that can only be found in a rural location. Leader also provides the perfect setting for fishing and golfing – two of Charity’s newfound pastimes.
With the evolving role of pharmacists, and the focus on their importance as a member of the primary care team, Charity was intent on finding a position that would allow her the opportunity to become involved in this area. Fortunately, the position in Leader was just that, and she looks forward to the experiences and challenges that the upcoming year is sure to provide.
Stueck Pharmacy is a member of the Respresentative Board of Saskatchewan Pharmacists, Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists, and the Canadian Pharmacists Association.