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McDonough District Hospital announced plans for a Community Pharmacy, and groundbreaking for the newest facility took place in May 2023.

Construction is scheduled to be completed in summer 2024, with it opening for the public later in 2024.

The nearly 10,000 square foot building (9,845 square feet) will be located just south of the Hospital’s main entrance.

Mirroring the popularity of the current MDH Drive-Thru for lab draws and tests, MDH will use that same concept for the new Pharmacy building.

Patients can utilize the enclosed Drive-Thru option to pick up their medications or walk inside during business hours all before leaving the MDH campus from their medical appointment.

“As construction continues on our new Community Pharmacy, our excitement grows to see this project come to fruition. We hired a new Community Pharmacy Director, and during our group meetings everyone knows the focus on all decision making processes must center around patient convenience. We truly believe this initiative will be a game-changer for those who take advantage and utilize this new full-service community pharmacy,” said Bill Murdock, President & Chief Executive Officer.

Building a Pharmacy affiliated with the hospital means dollars spent on prescriptions will remain local, supporting MDH and McDonough County.

“We are excited to offer the patients we serve yet another convenience, offering a Drive-Thru delivery system. Patients come to our campus for medical appointments with their physicians and nurse practitioners. Why not offer them a Drive-Thru experience for all of the prescription needs, before they even leave our campus? We’ve learned from our MDH Drive-Thru Laboratory the strong value of convenient services that are weather protected and temperature controlled,” said Adrian MacGregor, Vice President for Clinical and Support Services. “Plus, our pharmacy staff will be working directly with the patients and their providers’ clinic to provide the best care coordination possible. The MDH Pharmacy project is yet another way MDH listens to our patients’ request for convenience and quality services.”