Emory patients, visitors, faculty and staff will soon have access to a new outpatient pharmacy that is currently being constructed in The Emory Clinic – providing a new level of customer service and quicker access to prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Construction on the new facility began in January on the retail outpatient pharmacy called “The Pharmacy at Emory.” The full-service pharmacy will provide access to all the prescription drugs patients would find at a local pharmacy, some over the counter drugs as well as some more difficult to receive medications that are often needed by some patients, according to Amir Emamifar, Pharm D, MBA, administrative director of pharmaceutical services for Emory Hospitals, The Emory Clinic and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
“This new level of service will allow us to better serve our patients, their family members and our faculty, staff and students here at Emory,” says Emamifar. “It is an exciting opportunity to continue to deliver on our promise of outstanding customer service and patient and family-centered care, while also extending a service so many of our thousands of employees need at any point throughout the year.
“In addition, we have found that there are some patients who have difficulty locating some hard to stock prescription medications – particularly those receiving treatment for certain types of cancer and our transplant patients,” says Emamifar. “This new facility will help reduce the time, effort and inconvenience for these patients, allowing them more time to concentrate on healing and recovery.”
The pharmacy will be located on the second floor of The Emory Clinic Building A – near the skywalk to Emory University Hospital, providing easy walking distance access to most individuals on the health campus.
According to Emamifar, Emory Healthcare will solely own the outpatient pharmacy, and will partner with AmerisourceBergen Corporation on the day-to-day operations of the facility.
The Pharmacy at Emory is slated to open in mid-March, and plans are underway to incorporate an Emory employee prescription plan into the employee benefits package in near future.