LAKELAND, Fla., Jan. 28, 2020 — Publix and Halifax Health broke ground this morning on the construction of a full-service Publix Pharmacy at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. 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.
About Halifax Health
Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations that includes a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.