Like many at CBHA, Osmark Jauregui is a home-grown product, having worked
his way from the area’s orchards and through the pharmacy ranks
at CBHA to a pharmacist position in the Othello clinic.
“We are so excited and pleased to officially welcome Osmark Jauregui
to our roster of pharmacists,” Jessica Smith, CBHA Pharmacy Director
said. “Osmark had just graduated from high school when he joined
our staff as a pharmacy assistant in 2011. He has worked here ever since
– worked while he did his undergraduate studies, worked during holiday
breaks from college, worked during summers – anytime he wasn’t
going to school, he was working.”
Osmark agrees that it has been a long journey. “I am deeply grateful
to all of the pharmacy staff and Greg Brandenburg, former Chief Executive
Officer at CBHA, for seeing something of merit in me. They have given
me the opportunity to work while I attended school.”
Along the way, Osmark passed state boards and became a pharmacy technician
which carried more responsibilities than an assistant. In 2015, he was
accepted into the inaugural Washington State University School of Pharmacy
and Pharmaceuticals extension in Yakima. His determination paid off and,
with his proud parents, siblings and friends looking on, he graduated
in May, 2019. “I will always be thankful for the amazing support
my parents, co-workers and friends provided along the way.”
Osmark attended Othello Schools from kindergarten through high school.
“I always knew I wanted to do something in medicine,” he said.
“I liked science and biology and when I had an opportunity to work
in a pharmacy, I decided I wanted to become a pharmacist.”
Osmark has fond memories of growing up in Othello. “Our family loves
going to movies at the Reichert Show House,” he recalls. “We
also watched movies at home on television – I especially liked Japanese
amine and watching Mexican soap operas with my mom. I’d like to
travel to Japan sometime and am interested in learning to speak the language.”
He speaks Spanish and English fluently but admits to knowing only “select
phrases in Japanese.” Osmark also enjoys jogging and playing soccer.