Washington State University graduate Sean Leonard was selected for the Larry G. Bettesworth Health System Pharmacy Student Award from Providence Health Care Foundation in Spokane. Leonard was honored at a reception at the Sacred Heart Medical Center on Wednesday, May 7, 2015. She will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating student pharmacist at WSU who is interested in pursuing continued training in a health-system pharmacy residency program.

Leonard grew up in Spokane. In addition to receiving the Larry Bettesworth award, she is one of two WSU pharmacy graduates selected for the Sacred Heart Medical Center’s residency program this year. After her one-year general medicine residency that begins this summer, Leonard is interested in pursuing pediatric pharmacy.

Larry Bettesworth was an influential leader in the Spokane health community. Bettesworth was responsible for developing Sacred Heart’s tele-pharmacy outreach project, which targeted the rural and underserved communities throughout Washington state. He ran the pharmacy practice residency program and was the director of pharmacy at Spokane’s Sacred Heart Medical Center until 2006 when he died in a tragic tractor accident. The Larry Bettesworth Health System Pharmacy Student Award was established to honor his legacy as a trailblazer in promoting patient access to pharmacy services in small communities.
[May 27, 2015] Lori J. Maricle