Central Texas Medical Center’s Pharmacist, Carolyn Nelson, celebrated 50 years as a registered pharmacist on February 4, 2009. Although Carolyn retired to Wimberley from Women’s Hospital in Houston almost nine years ago, she couldn’t settle into retirement just yet. She joined the CTMC family as a part-time employee nearly eight years ago and is planning on another 10 years. Her father worked as a pharmacist until the age of 83, so she sees no reason to slow down yet.
She shared that the biggest change in business over the 50 years has been in the medicine. “There were only a few antibiotics and Aspirin was the only over the counter pain medication,” said Nelson. “The average price of a prescription was around $2.50.”
CTMC co-workers praise Nelson’s positive attitude and enthusiasm. “She is passionate about her job, that is easy to see,” said Maddie Teller-Kook, Pharmacy Director.
Nelson is participating in CTMC’s mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ through an outreach to U.S. soldiers in the Middle East. Nelson has been sending care packages to a young soldier in Iraq who she connected with through the CASA program. If you have any old DVDs that you would like to send over to the troops, please contact Tabitha Walsh at 512.753.3676 for more details.