Pharmacy holds grand opening


KEMMERER — After nine months of construction, the Kemmerer Pharmacy celebrated its completion with an open house.

Hospital staff and board members were on hand as Kemmerer Pharmacy was open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 24. The whole event kicked off with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by staff, board members and Ellen Potter of the chamber of commerce. The ribbon was donated graciously by the local chamber of commerce.

CEO Ken Archer started off with a speech thanking members of the board, pharmacist Rick Somers, and hospital maintenance engineer Harvey Jackson. Somers and Jackson have spent the last nine months putting the pharmacy together and there are plans to expand in the future.

The pharmacy staff consists of pharmacists Rick Somers and Tim Hunzie, as well as pharmacy techs Veronica Somers, Tia Tiller, and Katie Moody.

According to Archer, those who wish to transfer scripts to the new pharmacy may now do so.

“We have been asking individuals to allow three to five days for their scripts to be transferred in,” he said. “We have forms for whomever wants to do that.”

As Somers states, the pharmacy has already seen many of these transfer requests.

“We’ve already had people coming in asking for these forms,” he said. “We’ve been pretty busy.”

Open since April 3, patrons of the new pharmacy will be able to pick up prescriptions and other over-the-counter medications and products. It’s open six days a week. The hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

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