LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix
Super Markets, Inc. is collaborating with Nicklaus Children’s
Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, to enhance and expand
outpatient retail pharmacy services on the hospital’s main campus in
Miami. The newly enhanced pharmacy, which became effective on April 18,
2016, offers specialized convenience to patients and their families,
visitors, guests and health system employees on an outpatient basis.
“We are delighted to have forged a relationship with Publix, a leader in
exceptional customer service, to enhance outpatient pharmacy services at
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. It is a testament to our ongoing mission
to provide the best services to the patients and families in our care,”
said Armando Llechu, Vice President 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,” said Fred Ottolino, vice
president, Pharmacy Operations, Publix Super Markets. “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 will bring many enhancements
to the patients and guests including:
- 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
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.)
About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s
Hospital – part of Miami Children’s Health System – is South Florida’s
only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more
than 740 attending physicians and over 220 pediatric sub-specialists.
The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of
pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best
in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015-16,
by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest
pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has
been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet
facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.
For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 179,000 employees, with
2015 sales of $32.4 billion. Currently Publix has 1,112 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, corporate.publix.com.
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
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