Ord Pharmacist Honored for Outstanding Community Service

Angela K. Svoboda, PharmD, RP, is the recipient of the 2018 Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service. Svoboda was presented with the award at the NPA Annual Convention on June 8, 2018. The Bowl of Hygeia is sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation, the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, and the American Pharmacists Association with support from Boehringer Ingelheim.

Angie Svoboda is a pharmacist from Ord, Nebraska and owner of Good Life Pharmacy. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in 1989, and then completed a Clinical Pharmacy Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha in 1990.

Angie is dedicated to her community and her profession. The community of Ord has benefited from her passion as a pharmacist and her commitment to the many volunteer opportunities in which she has engaged. As a mom to three busy kids, she has always been the “go to” mom, pitching in to assist and lead in whatever capacity was needed. In a small community, volunteering for parent duties in 4-H, FFA, and school activities consumes much of her time. She can be seen with her camera, capturing the best moments for those in the community, which is often a thankless task.

In her professional career, she is loved by her patients and always goes the extra mile to help with their health care needs, as well as collaborate with other health care providers in Ord and in the surrounding communities. Her compounding practice provides her patients with extra and unique care. She has served on the hospital foundation board and continues to work with the community providers. She is the newest member of the Nebraska Board of Pharmacy and is long-time member and advocate for the NPA and the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists, serving on various committees and task forces. Under her leadership, Good Life Pharmacy has a true healthy living focus. Community service has a different meaning in a small, rural area like Ord, and pharmacists like this recipient are the pillars and heartbeat of those communities.

Established in 1958, the Bowl of Hygeia Award recognizes pharmacists who possess outstanding records of civic leadership in their communities and encourages pharmacists to take active roles in the affairs of their respective communities.