Iroquois Memorial continues to expand as an organization by making healthcare more accessible for the community. IMH has opened a brand new outpatient pharmacy on the ground floor of the hospital!
In honor of the new outpatient pharmacy, Iroquois Memorial Hospital will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday, August 11th from 3pm-6pm, kicked off by a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 2:30pm. If you cannot make the Pharmacy’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, we encourage you to watch it on Facebook Live. The Open House afterwards will be held in the Main Lobby and will consist of premade, COVID-19 safe snacks, and a tour of the new pharmacy, where you will receive a goody bag. Guests are welcome to stay and ask questions.
At the same time as the Pharmacy’s Open House, IMH will be hosting a Community Health Walk, also from 3-6. The walk will begin on the west side of the parking lot, near the HR building, go through Legion Park, and end at the main entrance to the hospital, on the east side of the parking lot, where you will be able to proceed into the Pharmacy’s Open House. There will be tables set up at every quarter mile marker with staff for participants to talk with and ask questions, as well as various handouts and goodies. The participants will also get to enter into a raffle at the registration table at the start of the mile for a chance to win one of four great prizes.
IMH is also making sure to follow the CDC guidelines with this event. All staff at tables will be wearing masks and we will be encouraging people to keep a safe, six feet distance from each other. Bill Baker, Iroquois Memorial Hospital’s Infection Control Nurse, will also be standing at the registration table giving out COVID-19 information and hand sanitizer. Anyone who enters the Open House will have to wear a mask and will have their temperature taken upon arrival. This will be a fun, COVID-19 safe event promoting the new outpatient pharmacy, the hospital, and of course, the community.
More About the Pharmacy
“The pharmacy staff is grateful we can now provide affordable prescription medications and over the counter products to all members of the community. Our new location will be more convenient for people wanting to pick up a quick prescription refill, visiting one of our on campus clinics, or the Emergency Department.”, says Michael Sandsmark, PharmD, Director of Iroquois Memorial Hospital Pharmacy. “We offer many other services to our patients including free same-day prescription delivery, medication-therapy management, and Medicare Part D plan comparisons. If you have to visit the hospital, we also offer bedside delivery of your medications before you even leave the hospital. This eliminates the need to make another stop on the way home after surgery or discharge from the hospital. We hope this service helps patients recover at home faster and reduces the burden on caregivers.”
Although the new pharmacy makes it more convenient for patients to easily pick up their prescriptions, medication is still able to be delivered to Watseka, Milford, Sheldon, Crescent City, Gilman, and other surrounding communities. The cutoff time for prescription orders will be 9:30 am. If a prescription is ordered after the cutoff time, it will be delivered the following day. Prescriptions will be delivered between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm Monday through Friday.
The IMH Pharmacy opened to the general public in August of 2019 to better serve the needs of the community. The pharmacy accepts most major insurance providers. For patients without any prescription insurance or for patients with exceedingly high prescription drug costs, the IMH pharmacy specializes in using various programs and services to decrease prescription expenses. The pharmacy is open Monday – Friday 6:30 am to 5 pm and 6:30 am to 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. You do not have to be a current patient of IMH to use the IMH Pharmacy.