The new retail pharmacy located in the Professional Office Building at
St. John's Medical Center is now open to the public.
"Offering an on-site pharmacy saves our patients the time and inconvenience
of making an additional stop on the drive home from the hospital or their
physician's office. This is a huge benefit because patients are often
still feeling ill after their visit to the hospital, the emergency department,
or doctor's office. They typically want to get back home as quickly
as possible," said communications officer Karen Connelly.
In addition to filling prescriptions, the new pharmacy offers a selection
of common over-the-counter pharmacy items. The pharmacy accepts most prescription
insurance plans and assists with synchronization of refill timing.
In January, the pharmacy will launch its “meds to beds” program,
a complimentary service to patients being discharged from St. John’s
Medical Center. The pharmacy will deliver medications that have been prescribed
by the doctor directly to the patient’s room. Counseling on medications
will also be provided.
St. John's Pharmacy is staffed by pharmacists William Jackson, BS, and Kai Karstens, PharmD.
A native Wyomingite, Jackson is a third-generation graduate of the University
of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. He has practiced pharmacy in Jackson for
the past 21 years, including most recently at Albertsons.
Originally from Polson, Montana, Karstens holds a BS in biochemistry from
the University of Oregon and a doctor of pharmacy from University of Montana
in Missoula. He has been a practicing pharmacist in Jackson for seven years.
Open Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm, the pharmacy is located
in the Professional Office Building at 555 East Broadway, inside entrance
B (facing the hospital). Dedicated parking spaces are available.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307 739 7380,
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic
support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s
Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence,
and community wellness. For more information, visit www.stjohnshospitalfoundation.org