Experience

Expanding access to medications through retail pharmacy

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Residents who now have 24/7 pharmacy access
Challenge/Goals
Provide much needed around-the-clock access to medications for the community
Process

The management team at Katahdin Valley Health Center had a vision to expand access to medications for their rural community, thus greatly improving their ability to serve patients during and after business hours.

Visante’s Greg Burger, SVP Hospital & Health System Services, worked alongside the KVHC team to develop a plan to bring this vision for a local pharmacy to reality. After recognizing an opportunity for expanded services, Greg created a business strategy, financial performa, facility design, and detailed plan to staff, build out, and set up the new store.

Results
The community’s response to the pharmacy and its services has been extremely positive. In fact, KVHC has expanded the original pharmacy concept to a second store at another one of their clinic locations.

Greg Burger was a tremendous support to our organization throughout the entire implementation process. He was available around the clock to assist with any road blocks we may have encountered. His experience and guidance made this new endeavor for our organization a success by establishing a strong foundation that we can build on for years to come.

Claudette Humphrey, Chief Executive Officer
Katahdin Valley Health Center