Dickinson Center Hosts Ribbon-Cutting with St. Marys Pharmacy

Pictured from left front: Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce Treasurer Kylee Mader; Chamber President Ed Lavalle; Chamber Board member Dr. Guillermo Udarbe; Dr. Craig Richman of DCI; Pat Minard, PharmD from SMP, Amy Warmbrodt, RPH; Molly Beimel, PharmD; and Chamber Board member Genarro Aiello. Back row: DCI Executive Director Heidi Thomas; DCI Board member Joe Haines; DCI Nurse Practitioner Nils Magnusson, MSN, FNP-BC; Jude Vavala, RPH; Mike Vavala, RPH; and Frank Straub, RPH.

Pictured from left front: Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce Treasurer Kylee Mader; Chamber President Ed Lavalle; Chamber Board member Dr. Guillermo Udarbe; Dr. Craig Richman of DCI; Pat Minard, PharmD from SMP, Amy Warmbrodt, RPH; Molly Beimel, PharmD; and Chamber Board member Genarro Aiello. Back row: DCI Executive Director Heidi Thomas; DCI Board member Joe Haines; DCI Nurse Practitioner Nils Magnusson, MSN, FNP-BC; Jude Vavala, RPH; Mike Vavala, RPH; and Frank Straub, RPH.

RIDGWAY, Pa, (September 13, 2019) —St. Marys Pharmacy officially opened their specialized pharmacy at Dickinson Center’s 43 Servidea Drive location in Ridgway, Pennsylvania. It will offer a full service dispensary and face-to-face consultations during regular business hours on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

“We are pleased to partner with St. Marys Pharmacy to provide convenient on-site access for our patients and staff. Our medical team will work closely with St. Marys Pharmacy to continue to increase medication adherence and positively affect health outcomes,” said Heidi Thomas, DCI Executive Director.

For 120 years, St. Marys Pharmacy, Inc. has been a family-owned company which started as a small hometown drug store with a few employees and has grown to become a regional healthcare provider. In addition to their three retail pharmacy locations, St. Marys Pharmacy provides specialty and long-term pharmaceutical care along with a full-service home medical equipment program serving over 11 counties in western and central Pennsylvania and employing over 100 personnel.

St. Marys Pharmacy is also pleased to announce medication synchronization for all of their retail patients via Med Sync. This new system fills all of your medications on the same day each month therefore reducing the number of trips you have to make to the pharmacy each month.  This service is offered free of charge and is easy to enroll.  Along with Med Sync, they also offer compliance packaging to help consumers take medications more accurately and safely.

Pat Minard, PharmD, will continue to be the Pharmacist-In-Charge. Mr. Minard is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and has and nearly 30 years’ experience as a retail/community pharmacist.  Pat resides in Kersey, Pennsylvania.

Molly Beimel, director of Pharmacy at St. Marys Pharmacy stated, “We are very excited for the opportunity to serve the Dickinson Center patients and staff in our new location. We look forward to developing a long- lasting relationship between SMP and Journey Health, Beacon Light, and Dickinson Center Inc.  We share a common goal with DCI/Journey Health in that we want to improve our patient’s overall quality of life, increase medication adherence, and decrease hospital admissions.”