Publix Retail Pharmacy Opens at Nemours Children’s Hospital

LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix Super Markets is collaborating with Nemours Children’s Health
System to enhance and expand outpatient retail pharmacy services at
Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando’s Lake Nona Medical City. The
newly enhanced pharmacy, which opened today, offers specialized
convenience to children and their families, visitors, guests and health
system employees on an outpatient basis.

“Nemours is always looking for ways to improve the experience of our
patient families, and our new retail pharmacy from Publix will do just
that,” said Dana Nicholson Bledsoe, president of Nemours Children’s
Hospital. “With expanded hours and more locations for refills, we expect
this new collaboration to make life easier for those who rely on us.”

Publix Pharmacies have been dedicated to the health and wellness needs
of our customers and their families,” said Fred Ottolino, Publix vice
president of pharmacy operations. “The opportunity to bring our level of
customer care to the children at Nemours 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 Nemours Children’s Hospital will bring many
enhancements to the children and guests including:

  • Operating hours of Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Access to specialty medications for children and employees
  • Bedside delivery to the hospital’s inpatient units
  • Access to refills at any Publix pharmacy location
  • Ease of refilling prescriptions at multiple convenient locations
  • Access to certain medications available free through Publix. (These
    include select antibiotics, Lisinopril, Amlodipine, and
    immediate-release Metformin as permitted by applicable law. Certain
    restrictions apply; see pharmacy for details.)

Publix operates four additional pharmacies within hospital systems
including Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer
Center and Moffitt McKinley Campus both located in Tampa, Florida, and
one within Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Florida.

About Nemours Children’s Hospital

Nemours (NAH-mors) is an internationally
recognized children’s health system
that owns and operates the Alfred
I. duPont Hospital for Children
in Wilmington, Del., and the Nemours
Children’s Hospital
in Orlando, along with major pediatric specialty
clinics in Delaware,
Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Established as The
Nemours Foundation
through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred
I. duPont
, Nemours offers pediatric clinical
, research,
and prevention
programs to all families in the communities it serves. For more
information, visit

About Publix

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 187,500 employees, with
2015 sales of $32.4 billion. Currently Publix has 1,134 stores in
Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.
The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies
to Work For in America” for 19 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s
dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among
the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the
company’s website,


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