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Diamond Pharmacy Services was recognized as the Industry Partner of the Year by the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association (PALA), a Harrisburg-based trade association representing personal care homes and assisted living communities in the Keystone State.

Margie Zelenak, executive director of the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association, presents a certificate recognizing Diamond Pharmacy as the 2019 Industry Partner of the Year. Receiving the award were (L to R) Charles Plazio, personal care and assisted living account executive; Gilbert Zilner, Diamond vice president, and Nick McFerron, personal care and assisted living account executive.

As one of four categories within PALA’s inaugural Keystone Awards, Industry Partner of the Year recognizes businesses and organizations “who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through their dedication to PALA and the Personal Care and Assisted Living industry overall”, according to PALA’s website.

PALA Executive Director Margie Zelenak dropped by the company’s White Township headquarters September 18 to present a certificate to a delegation that included company vice president Gilbert Zilner, personal care and assisted living account executives Charles Plazio and Nick McFerron, and education coordinator and infusion educator Trina Plazio.

“Diamond Pharmacy understands the regulatory requirements for Personal Care and Assisted Living Communities,” Zelenak said in a statement. “Their expertise in medication management has provided the PALA members with the resources needed to deliver quality care to the residents they serve.”

Zelenak also credited Diamond’s sponsorship and support of annual PALA conferences, both in terms of money and for providing speakers to present continuing education seminars to PALA members.

“Because of their support, we can continue to provide quality education for the communities,” she said.

The PALA award is fitting for a company that grew into Pennsylvania’s largest independently owned long-term care pharmacy.

“Diamond has a long history serving the assisted living and personal care communities,” said Charles Plazio. “Besides providing medications to their residents, we do our best to be an overall care resource for them, and working closely with PALA makes this easier.”

Diamond Pharmacy’s award will be formally recognized at the upcoming PALA Fall Conference in Lancaster, October 23.

Diamond Receives Prestigious ASCP Award

Posted On Nov Wed, 2018

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation (ASCP Foundation) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Herb Langsam Pharmacy Provider Services Award has been conferred to Diamond Pharmacy Services for their distinguished “Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP).” Bestowed annually by the Foundation, the Herb Langsam Pharmacy Services Award acknowledges a pharmacy organization that is an exemplary provider of pharmacy services.

Diamond, established in 1970 as a provider of retail pharmacy services, has grown into the nation’s largest correctional pharmacy provider and Pennsylvania’s largest independently owned long term care pharmacy.

Committed to stewardship, Dr. Deborah Milito, Pharm.D., BCGP, FASCP of Diamond Pharmacy Services, developed the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, incorporating the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) Core Elements for nursing homes. The basis of the program, is to provide other consultant pharmacists with the educational background to optimize antimicrobial prescribing and improve outcomes while empowering them to become educators and facilitate staff training within their own facilities. The ASP, which was launched in 2016, identified some early goals to help Diamond facilities drive their antimicrobial stewardship initiative. These goals include lowering the amount of urinalyses (UA) ordered, determining an appropriate diagnosis of all antimicrobials, and identifying a discontinuation date. Since the inception of the ASP, Diamond Pharmacy Services has realized a reduction in unnecessary UAs by up to an impressive 75% in some facilities in the first quarter of 2018, increased the use of facility specific antibiograms by almost 70%, and stayed focused on obtaining cut dates for all antimicrobial orders.

Integral to the continued success of the ASP, is the leadership provided by Joan Zilner,R.Ph., President; Gilbert Zilner, R.Ph., P.D., FASCP, Vice President; Mark Zilner, R.Ph., Chief Operating Officer; Matthew Valasek, R.Ph, MBA, Director of Pharmacy Operations; Deborah Milito, Pharm.D., Director of Clinical/Consultant Services Long-Term Care Antibiotic Stewardship Officer; and Paul Daisley, R.Ph., Director Long-Term Care.

The ASCP Foundation is the research and education affiliate of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP). The Foundation’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of older persons through appropriate, effective, and safe medication use.

Diamond Receives Family Business Award

Posted On Apr Mon, 2018

The Pittsburgh Business Times recently honored Diamond Pharmacy Services as one of its 2018 Family Business award winners. Diamond is one of 20 family-owned companies from the greater Pittsburgh region to receive the award. Recipients will be honored May 1 at an awards luncheon held at the Westin Convention Center Hotel.

Read more about the award winners here.


Diamond Named as Top 100 Organization

Posted On Feb Mon, 2018

Diamond Drugs, Inc. was named to the “Top 100 Organizations of 2017” list by Pennsylvania Business Central, a bi-weekly business journal providing business news to readers in 23 central Pennsylvania counties.  According to their website, this Top 100 list recognizes organizations with “positive impacts in the business community of central Pennsylvania” and as “leaders in their chosen fields, bringing new ideas, technology and services to their counties and spheres of influence.”

You can read Diamond’s award write-up here.


New Long-Term Care Website

Posted On Sep Mon, 2017

You might have noticed that the links to the personal care/assisted living, skilled, and DIALOG pages are missing from our homepage. This is because we’ve launched a new external website dedicated specifically to our long-term care pharmacy services. We’re very proud to introduce


We’re Hiring!

Posted On Jul Mon, 2016

Diamond Pharmacy Services, an Equal Opportunity Employer*, is looking for new team members to fill positions in customer service, data entry, packaging, and billing. Interested? Simply email, fax, or mail your resume to us. We look forward to hearing from you.

*An Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and veterans. 

Coming to a Trade Show Near You in 2018

Posted On Dec Tue, 2015

Get up close and personal with our correctional, long-term care, and sports medicine sales reps at these 2017 conferences/trade shows. This list will be updated periodically, so be sure to check back.

Texas Jail Association 32nd Annual Jail Training Conference

June 12-15, 2018
Kerrville, TX
Conference Info

National Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference

June 15-20, 2018
New Orleans,LA
Conference Info

National Association of Counties 83rd Annual Conference and Expo

June 13-16, 2018
Nashville, TN
Conference Info

Advanced Correctional Healthcare – Wisconsin Jail Summit

June 17, 2018
Stevens Point, WI
Conference Info

Southern States Correctional Association Summer Training Conference

July 20-25, 2018
Baton Rouge, LA
Conference Info

Florida Sheriffs Association Summer Sheriffs Conference

July 22-25, 2018
Champions Gate, FL
Conference Info

Sheriffs Association of Texas Annual Training Conference & Expo

July 21-24, 2018
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Alabama Sheriffs Association 2018 Summer Training Conference

July 29- Aug 2, 2018
Orange Beach, AL
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Louisiana Sheriffs Association Annual Conference

July 29- Aug 3, 2018
Destin, FL
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Georgia Sheriffs’ Association Summer Conference

July 30- Aug. 1, 2018
Jekyll Island, GA
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American Correctional Association Congress of Correction

August 2-5, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
Conference Info

Association of State Correctional Administrators Summer Conference

August 3-8, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
Conference Info

Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Sheriffs Summer Training Conference

August 3-6, 2018
Bloomington-Normal, IL
Conference Info

Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association Annual Training Conference and Exposition

August 6-10, 2018
Midwest City, OK
Conference Info

Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Conference

August 18-19, 2018

Advanced Correctional Healthcare – Michigan Jail Summit

August 23, 2018
Midland, MI
Conference Info

Texas Jail Association Jail Management Issues Conference

Sept. 10-13, 2018
Galveston, TX
Conference Info

Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Jail Administrators Conference

Sept. 11-14, 2018
Brainerd, MN
Conference Info

Virginia Sheriffs’ Association Conference and Exhibition

Sept. 11-13, 2018
Virginia Beach, VA
Conference Info

Association of State Correctional Administrators Midwest Region Meeting

Sept. 23-27, 2018
Greensboro, NC
Conference Info

North Carolina Jail Administrators’ Association Annual Convention and Trade Show

Sept. 19-20, 2018
Rapid City, SD
Conference Info

Utah Sheriffs’ Association Fall Conference and Exhibition Show

Sept. 23-25, 2018
St. George,UT
Conference Info

Advanced Correctional Healthcare – Illinois Jail Summit

Sept. 27, 2018
Grand Prairie, IL
Conference Info

Association of State Correctional Administrators Northeast Region Meeting

Sept. 28-30, 2018
New York, NY
Conference Info

Dakota Territory Sheriffs Conference

Sept. 30- Oct. 2, 2018

New Jersey County Jail Wardens Association Annual Conference

Oct. 1-4, 2018
Atlantic City, NJ
Conference Info

Nebraska Sheriffs Association/Police Officers Association of Nebraska

Oct. 1-4, 2018
Kearney, NE
Conference Info

Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Chief Deputy Conference

Oct. 1-4, 2018
Osage Beach, MO
Conference Info

Association of Women Executives in Corrections Training Institute

Oct. 12-14, 2018
Sacramento, CA
Conference Info

Women Working in Corrections and Juvenile Justice Conference

Oct. 14-17, 2018
Sacramento, CA
Conference Info

NCCHC National Conference on Correctional Health Care

Oct. 20-24, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
Conference Info

Florida Sheriffs Association Executive Leadership and Fleet Exposition Conference

Oct. 28-31, 2018
Orlando, FL
Conference Info

Kansas Sheriffs’ Association 2018 Fall Training Conference

Nov. 7,  2018
Dodge City, KS
Conference Info

New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference

Nov. 13-15,  2018
Atlantic City, NJ
Conference Info

Oregon Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference

Dec. 2-5,  2018
Bend, OR
Conference Info

Idaho Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference

Dec. 11-13,  2018
Boise, ID
Conference Info


Diamond Pharmacy Services has been named “Pharmacy of the Month” in the latest issue of Pharmacy Edge magazine, a publication of the American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance. Click here to check out the issue.


Web Link Discrepancy

Posted On Sep Thu, 2015

It has been brought to our attention that our website url ( and Twitter handle (@diamondpharm) have been erroneously linked  to a company known as Diamond Pharmacy, LLC based in Houston, Texas. This mismatched link has appeared on several website directories, including,, and Manta, among others. Our company, Diamond Drugs, Inc., is unaffiliated with Diamond Pharmacy, LLC., and we are in the process of having these erroneous links removed from these sites. We apologize for any confusion.

Gilbert and Joan Zilner

Diamond founders Gilbert “Gib” and Joan Zilner were inducted into the inaugural class of the Indiana County Business Hall of Fame on Friday. June 5.  The Hall of Fame was created by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce to “remember, honor and recognize past and present business leaders and their achievements in Indiana County.”

The Zilners, along with six other local business leaders, were formally inducted during a ceremony at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. You can watch the ceremony here.