FM's Eid named Iowa Pharmacy Tech of the Year

Woman gets honor four and a half decades into profession


CORALVILLE - The Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) is pleased to announce the 2024 recipient of the Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award is Rhonda Eid, CPhT of Fort Madison, IA. The award was presented at the association’s 2024 Annual Meeting on June 20 in Coralville, IA.
Rhonda Eid was born and raised in Fort Madison, Iowa, graduating from Fort Madison High School in 1977. At age 19, Eid began working at the pharmacy in town, Rashid Drug. After a few years as a cashier, Eid was pulled behind the counter to help the pharmacist, and the rest is history.
Eid became one of the first certified pharmacy technicians in Iowa. As of September, she has worked at the same pharmacy, now Nelson Family Pharmacy, for 45 years—an astonishing feat! Under three pharmacy owners, Eid has continued to learn and develop her skills.
Eid is well-regarded in the community, and her patients enjoy each interaction they have with her. Eid is praised for her customer service skills, her technician abilities, and her reliability as a team member. Her current responsibilities include communicating with doctor’s offices, processing scripts, and managing the medication synchronization (med sync) program.
Eid has two daughters, Breanne and Kaitlyn, and five grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family.
“Rhonda Eid’s enthusiasm for pharmacy is undeniable,” said Kate Gainer, Executive Vice President & CEO of the Iowa Pharmacy Association. “We are so lucky to have passionate and skilled pharmacy technicians like Rhonda practicing in our state.”
The Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award recognizes a pharmacy technician in Iowa who has demonstrated outstanding involvement in the Iowa Pharmacy Association and enthusiasm for the pharmacy profession in the state.


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