Reading Hospital opened its third full-service pharmacy on Wednesday in Wyomissing. To celebrate the occasion, the organization held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning in front of the new pharmacy, which will offer free home delivery service to residents within a 25-mile radius.
“Each month, our Reading Hospital Pharmacies fill nearly 20,000 prescriptions. This pharmacy will increase access to not only patients of Reading Hospital, but for the entire community to access pharmacy services that we know are so important to maintain the wellness of our community, which is exactly what our mission is to do” said Charles F. Barbera, MD, Reading Hospital president and CEO.
“This is a beautiful milestone for us at Reading Hospital, friends, families, neighbors and medical staff. We are extremely proud of the team members here who have been working diligently to bring this vision to fruition.”
Reading Hospital Wyomissing Pharmacy, located at 1001 Reed Ave., Suite 400, will offer automatic refills, text notifications, medication counseling, prescription transfers, and house complex medications that require special storage and handling. Patients can visit the pharmacy Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a closure for lunch between 12:30 to 1 p.m.
“Having simple, easy, and affordable access to care is essential and our community deserves it,” said Michael Kleinschmidt, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, CPEL, DPLA, Vice President of Acute Retail and Pharmacy. “We are grateful that we can provide our patients exceptional clinical services at our new community-based pharmacy location.”
The addition of the new pharmacy means that Reading Hospital will now offer the community three full-service pharmacies to make picking up prescriptions easy and convenient. Reading Hospital Ambulatory Pharmacy is located at 420 S. Fifth Avenue and Reading Hospital 7th Avenue Pharmacy is located at 301 S. Seventh Avenue in Suite 145. Both locations also offer a prescription drop-off box to dispose of unused or expired medications.
“This was a collective effort, and I am thankful to all the teams for their hard work and unwavering commitment to the health and wellness of our community,” Kleinschmidt said.
For more information on the new Reading Hospital Wyomissing Pharmacy visit TowerHealth.org/Pharmacy or call 484-659-6650.