CT: Tell us about the pharmacy operations.
Atkinson: We just opened in February of this year. We've built a beautiful pharmacy and we're proud of it. I came aboard in October of last year and was involved in all the organization, like licenses and contracting with third parties. We serve our employees with prescriptions as well as OTC medications. We also fill prescriptions for patients leaving the emergency department and discharge patients, as well as for doctors in the area... Read More
In this profile, we will take a glimpse inside one successful independent pharmacy and explore how they are carving a unique niche and using technology as tool to improve their end results. Lloyd's Pharmacy is an independently-owned pharmacy that has served the Saint Paul, MN community since 1975. Lloyd's offers small town personalized service in a big city. Understanding the challenges that independent pharmacies face in today's highly competitive marketplace, Owner Ron Johnson realized that to build lasting success he would have to find a niche that set his business apart... Read More
ECRS: Tell us about the history of Greever's Pharmacy.
Foster: Greever's has been in business for the past 100 years. My father bought the business from the Greever family in the mid 1960s, at which time he relocated the business to its current location. I started working summers when I was fourteen years old, and am now the owner and head pharmacist... Read More
Young's Pharmacy, located in Bethlehem PA, installed ECRS CATAPULT™ Point-of-Sale (POS) in March of 2006. They needed to replace an existing system no longer able to keep up with their innovative business ideas. ECRS recently spoke with Co-Owner Jeanette Young about their unique growth strategies, overall business management and how they are bringing it all together with one automated solution... Read More
Apthorp Pharmacy, located on the Upper Westside in Manhattan, recently installed the ECRS CATAPULT™ system to increase day-to-day efficiency and achieve IIAS-compliancy in their busy retail pharmacy. The main goal of this project was to create front-to-back pharmacy store automation by providing the following: bi-directional EDI integration between retailer and supplier, seamless integration for outsourced management of private store charge accounts and two-way POS integration with... Read More
There are tasks in a busy pharmacy that, while vital to the business plan, need to be as simple as posible to implement or they don't happen. For Dennis Meyers, owner of Camelback Village Pharmacy in Phoenix, Ariz., previous experience with two point-of-sale (POS) systems made him wary of anything that was too complicated. He wanted the benefit of an automated inventory management system, but it had to be easy to use... Read More
Thrifty Drug Store is located in the southwestern region of Montana in the historic town of Anaconda. The area has a population of around 9,000 permanent residents, but also attracts a large number of tourists who stop by to enjoy thenumerous outdoor activities and the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Thrifty Drug has served the area since 1945, but more recently transitioned into a larger operation offering 8,000 square feet of gifts, school supplies, toys, bridal registry items, baby items, health and beauty products, DME (Durable Medical Equipment) home health products, OTC drugs and a full pharmacy. ECRS recently had the opportunity to speak with Joan Andreoli about the business and recent implementation of the ECRS retail pharmacy automation system and the supplier integration technology... Read More
Located in the foothills of Western North Carolina, East Burke Pharmacy serves the small community of Hildebran. The business was started in 2001 in conjunction with Burke Pharmacy, located approximately 20 miles away in Morganton, NC. After store renovations were completed in the fall of 2006, it was decided to install the pharmacy’s first retail automation system. CATAPULT was installed in both stores in October 2006. ECRS recently had the opportunity to speak with David Hoyle, co-owner and front-end manager of East Burke Pharmacy... Read More
Sheryl Martin owns and operates Caesar's Pharmacy in Sommerset, Bermuda, and has been using CATAPULT for over a year now after upgrading from ECRS' DOS-based Simple Retailer back in early 2004. We recently caught up with Ms. Martin who told us about how CATAPULT is helping streamline the day-to-day business processes in her retail pharmacy... Read More
Boone Drug Company, located in historic downtown Boone, NC, was founded by Dr. George Kelly Moose in 1919. For 50 years, George set the standards for friendly, honest service and made Boone Drug a place customers looked forward to visiting. When you walk through the doors of Boone Drug today, you find yourself somewhere back in time and wanting to stay. The smell of home-cooked food and the echo of kind words from strangers make for an experience quite uncommon these days....Read More
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