Abe Lincoln Pharmacy to close
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[OCT. 20, 2006]
The Abe Lincoln Pharmacy in Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital will transfer patients to the Walgreens pharmacy
just a few doors away on Friday, which is its last day of operation,
after serving the community since the early 1970s.
All prescription records will be transferred to the Lincoln
Walgreens, 603 Woodlawn Road, in time for patients to fill
prescriptions when the pharmacy opens at 8 a.m. Monday. The sole
employee currently working at Abe Lincoln Pharmacy will continue to
work for Walgreens.
Walgreens, with its resources as the country's
largest drugstore chain, will be able to take customer and patient
service to the next level, according to Dolan Dalpoas, president and
chief executive officer of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. The
hospital's inpatient pharmacy department will continue to serve
"Our patients and customers will benefit from the resources of
the national Walgreens chain that a smaller pharmacy couldn't
provide," Dalpoas said. "They'll continue to receive the same
personal service and tradition of care that the Abe Lincoln Pharmacy
has always delivered."
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"We welcome our new Lincoln hospital patients and invite you to
ask our staff about our extensive pharmacy services," Walgreens
store manager Ron Ackerman said. "Our pharmacy is open seven days a
week to provide the best service for our patients."
Walgreen Co. is the nation's largest drugstore chain, with fiscal
2006 sales of $47.4 billion. The company operates 5,475 stores in 47
states and Puerto Rico, including 76 Happy Harry's stores in
Delaware and surrounding states. Walgreens also provides additional
services to pharmacy patients and offers prescription drug and
medical plans through Walgreens Health Services, its managed care
division, which includes Walgreens Health Initiatives Inc. (a
pharmacy benefits manager), Walgreens Mail Service Inc., Walgreens
Home Care Inc. and Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy.
[Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital