An expanded Outpatient Retail Pharmacy and Anticoagulation Clinic at St. Catherine Hospital on Tuesday, May 16, was rededicated with a ribbon cutting and blessing.
The waiting area of the Outpatient Retail Pharmacy, Anticoagulation Clinic and a medication program to transition patients from hospital-to-home has doubled in size. The pharmacy features a consultation nook and two private, clinical rooms for anticoagulation services, vaccinations and medication management. The area has added storage and counter space to help pharmacists comfortably meet growing demand for prescription service from clients in the community.
“We are grateful to Community Healthcare System and St. Catherine Hospital Board of Directors for their commitment to a project that is essential to the well-being of so many,” said Leo Correa, chief executive officer.
Msgr. Joseph Semancik, in his blessing message, spoke of the miraculous power of medicine. “The medications you prepare are as important to a patient’s healing process as a physicians’ diagnosis,” he said.
Pharmacy Director Koula Tsahas said she is proud of the Outpatient Retail Pharmacy’s growth – and the more than 6,600 clients it has served – since the satellite to the hospital’s primary pharmacy dispensary opened on the first floor of the Professional Office Building, 4320 Fir St., East Chicago. The script count has risen from a dozen in June 2013 to over 91,500, Tsahas said.
“We believe our growth is due to our ‘Red Carpet’ treatment, a loyal following and our commitment to provide quality, comprehensive service to patients,” she said.
St. Catherine Hospital is part of the Community Healthcare System, which also includes Community Hospital in Munster and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.
To learn more about Pharmacy Services, visit: https://www.comhs.org/services/pharmacy.