Even amidst a pandemic, pharmacists continue to provide critical care for communities across the nation. The PrescribeWellness team wanted to share their thanks to our dedicated community heroes:
We hope to continue to shine a light on the incredible ways you’ve stepped up to create healthy and informed communities during this time.
Transforming your practice
Many of you have transformed your pharmacy to be a complete healthcare destination. We’ve seen pharmacies updating their store hours, increasing their safety measures for patients and staff – the response from pharmacies has been inspiring. One of the most important developments has been pharmacies turning into dedicated specimen collection sites for COVID-19 testing.
We’ve seen firsthand how many of you are stepping up to provide COVID-19 testing in your communities. When PrescribeWellness put out the call letting you know we would be providing test kits, more than 3,000 of you raised your hand to be part of the solution.
We have heard dozens of stories of creative problem-solving from our pharmacies, such as staff opting to compound hand sanitizer to help alleviate the nationwide shortage. We recently caught up with Steve Hoffart, pharmacist and owner of Magnolia pharmacy, during an episode of PrescribeWellness’ PharmacyNow Podcast. Hoffart said, “right now this is what our community needs. This is what our first responders need. So we’re going to step up and do our best.”
Our hats are off to you, pharmacists. Thank you for your continued commitment to your patients and communities. We would love to hear your stories from the frontlines and the ways you have seen your team members support each other.