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Unity Health Pharmacist Receives State Recognition

Hospital news | Monday, April 8, 2019

Unity Health would like to congratulate Nuria Fecher, Pharm. D., from the Unity Health Pharmacy Department for being awarded the 2015 Arkansas Hospital Staff Pharmacist of the Year Award by the Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacist (AAHP).

"I pray every morning on my way to work for God to guide me and help me to do the right thing for the patients in our facility," Fecher said. "I try every day to make sure I remember that the patients we serve are someone else's mother, daughter, father or son. I want to treat everyone as someone important."

Fecher's dedication to serving the patients at Unity Health can be clearly seen through her hard work and compassionate care. Fecher said her main goal as a pharmacist is to emphasize the importance of each patient and to work together as a team with other pharmacists, nurses, and physicians to heal patients and help them get well.

"Nuria is one of the best pharmacists and people I know," said Liz Underwood, Unity Health Pharmacy Residency Program Director. "She is humble, hard-working, intelligent and truly one-in-a-million. It would be impossible to put a figure on the large number of patients whose lives she has touched directly and indirectly because of her dedication to patient care. She is very highly respected and loved by the rest of the pharmacy staff as well as the many pharmacy students and residents she has trained over the years. We are so thankful to have her on our team."

The AAHP's mission it to represent pharmacists by providing leadership and support in the promotion of pharmaceutical care. AAHP serves its membership by pursuing common goals; through representation to private and public agencies and to the other health care organizations; and by promoting pharmacy as an essential component of the healthcare team.


As the leading healthcare provider in an eight-county area, Unity Health and its associates strive to improve the quality of health and well-being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. Unity Health is the largest employer in an eight-county area with more than 2,000 associates. The Searcy facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.

In addition to the White County Medical Center and Specialty Care Campuses, Unity Health in Searcy includes Unity Health – Clarity Health and Wellness, Unity Health – Family Practice Associates, Unity Health – After Hours Clinic, Unity Health – McAfee Medical Clinic, Unity Health - Orthopaedic and Spine Center, Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center and Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center, West, Unity Health – Westside Family Medical Clinic, Unity Health Cardiology Clinic and Unity Health Oncology Clinic.