Sr. Phyllis Klonowski, OP of Saginaw was awarded the Consultant Pharmacists Society of Michigan 2008 Pharmacist of the Year Award. Every year CPSM recognizes a pharmacist who has made significant contributions to the practice of consulting, home infusion or nuclear pharmacy.

Phyllis Klonowski OP

Sisters Marie Rachel Guevara, Phyllis Klonowski, and Joan Foley attended the Michigan Pharmacists Association awards banquet ceremony on Feb. 28.

Recently, Sr. Phyllis was recognized by the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) for 40 years of membership and participation in the pharmacy profession. She was also elected president of the MPA Specialist Consultant Pharmacy Group during the organization’s annual convention.

After her call to vowed life — the medical sciences and a mission to improve quality of care for the sick called Sister Phyllis to Purdue University where she received her clinical degree in Pharmacology.

Sister Phyllis founded and served as pharmacy director of the Community Prescription Support Program, a nonprofit organization based at St. Mary’s of Michigan that served needy populations such as the elderly, mental health patients and the working poor in Saginaw County until 2014.

During her career, she has worked and many realms of patient care. Today, she trains new pharmacists and techs for certification and fills prescriptions. She has a passion for encouraging patients and caregivers to speak up for their rights and confidently discuss medications with their doctors.