Pierre, SD – The South Dakota Pharmacists Association recently selected William (Bill) Ladwig of Sioux Falls as the recipient of the 2011 Hustead Award. Bill was selected by his peers in honor of the dedication and service he has shown towards the profession of pharmacy. The award was presented to Bill at the Association’s 125th Annual Convention at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, SD.
The Hustead Award recognizes contributions or service during a career for significant accomplishments that impact the profession in a positive manner. “Bill has demonstrated the dedication, resourcefulness, service and caring that has made pharmacy one of the most respected professions in our country,” said SDPhA President Earl Hinricher. The Hustead Award stresses both the individual’s professional career and the impact they have made on the profession as well as their community service and personal activities.
Ladwig is the Vice President of Professional Services for Lewis Drug. He is a 1979 graduate of SDSU’s College of Pharmacy, and has worked for Lewis for 33 years.
Bill has participated in numerous committees, such as the Syringe Disposal Program with Minnehaha County and the VA Hospital; received the VP of US Hammer Award; Melanoma Monday Detections Screening; Growing Healthy Initiative to combat childhood obesity, where they changed the school meal program and promoted healthy food awareness and exercise. His roles were also crucial in the Sioux Falls first Mass Immunization Program and most recently “The Big Squeeze” for high blood pressure awareness and detection.
Bill and wife Denise have been married for 32 years and they have three children, two son-in-laws (and in two months a daughter-in-law) and three incredibly gorgeous granddaughters.
The South Dakota Pharmacists Association is dedicated to serving the profession of pharmacy by representing South Dakota pharmacists and pharmacies, and strives to enhance the public’s awareness of pharmacy. The association also works with public officials, legislators and the citizens of South Dakota to ensure the highest quality of pharmaceutical care possible for South Dakota.