On April 2, BMC will open its first retail pharmacy, located in the Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center. Similar to a CVS or Walgreens pharmacy, the Shapiro pharmacy will provide prescriptions to patients and non-BMC patients, such as families, visitors, staff and member of the community.
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The 2,500 square foot space located on Shapiro 1 will feature kiosk-based check-in for customers, a warm and welcoming waiting space and a private counseling room. It will be one of the most technologically advanced pharmacies in the region, featuring an electronic will-call system that will pull patients’ prescriptions twice as fast, two robotic medication fill systems that will fill prescriptions 10-20 times faster and advanced computer systems designed to make the process of filling a prescription faster and safer.
“More than half of the prescriptions BMC providers prescribe are to patients who are cared for in the Shapiro Building, and this new location will make it more convenient for them to obtain the medications they need,” says David Twitchell, PharmD, MBA, Senior Director, Pharmacy. “We know this pharmacy will deliver shorter wait times and a high-quality experience to our patients.”
“Our focus is on providing high quality, exceptional care to our patients and these two new services will do exactly that,” says Lisa O’Connor, RN, BSN, MS, NEAA-BC, Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations, and Chief Nursing Officer.
The Shapiro pharmacy will be open seven days a week, Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.