LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix and Halifax Health broke ground this week on the construction of a full-service Publix Pharmacy at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. The pharmacy will provide prescription and over-the-counter medications for patients, visitors and employees of Halifax Health and is expected to open in August 2020.
“As patients are discharged from the hospital, they are often prescribed medications to continue their care. Through our collaboration with Halifax Health, we’re able to bring the convenience of bedside delivery to the medical center’s patients and eliminate an extra stop on their way home,” said Publix vice president of pharmacy Dain Rusk. “We also look forward to providing premier service to Halifax Health employees as we become their exclusive in-network pharmacy.”
“We are pleased to collaborate with Publix Super Markets to provide our patients access to their medications in the most efficient and timely manner,” said Halifax Health president and chief executive officer Jeff Feasel. “Now, when patients leave the hospital or emergency department, they will easily be able to obtain their medication. We know convenience helps drive better health outcomes, and this pharmacy program provides that convenience.”
Patients at Halifax Health Medical Center not only benefit from the convenience of having new prescriptions delivered upon discharge, they can also refill those prescriptions at their neighborhood Publix Pharmacy. There are 26 Publix Pharmacies in the communities served by Halifax Health.
Publix Pharmacy currently operates 12 in-hospital pharmacies in the state of Florida. The company continues to look for collaboration opportunities throughout its seven-state operating area.