A local pharmacist is being recognized for her work at Aspirus Keweenaw. Pharmacy Director Jessica Bessner attended the 2014 Michigan Pharmacist Association Annual Convention and Exposition in Detroit over the weekend and received the Distinguished New Pharmacist Practicioner Award. The award is presented to someone who has been practicing for less than ten years and is involved in many different pharmacy associations from the local and national level. Bessner says she is thankful to be working for Aspirus Keweenaw as they provide her and her staff with opportunities to grow. Bessner has been the pharmacy director at the hospital since 2011.