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Publix Super Markets Inc. has joined forces with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, to enhance and expand outpatient retail pharmacy services at the hospital’s main campus in Miami. The Publix-branded pharmacy now provides specialized convenience to patients and their families, visitors, guests, and health system employees on an outpatient basis.
“It is a testament to our ongoing mission to provide the best services to the patients and families in our care,” said Armando Llechu, VP of clinical operations for Miami Children’s Health System.
“Publix Pharmacies have been dedicated to the health-and-wellness needs of our customers and their families,” noted Fred Ottolino, VP, pharmacy operations at Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix. “The opportunity to bring our level of customer care to patients of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital not only allows us to meet their immediate needs, but also to build long-term relationships with our customers as they return home.”
The Publix Pharmacy at Nicklaus Children’s offers such features as expanded weekday hours and new weekend hours; access to specialty medications for patients and employees; expanded bedside delivery to the hospital’s inpatient units, the Pediatric Care Center and the emergency department; access to refills at any Publix pharmacy location; and access to certain medications, including select antibiotics and immediate-release Metformin, available free through Publix.
Privately owned Publix has 1,112 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.