In partnership with The Project of the Quad Cities (TPQC), Schnuck Markets Inc. will open its ninth specialty pharmacy in Moline, Ill. The 590-square-foot specialty pharmacy will be located inside the TPQC facilities in the Caxton Building and will open April 29.
Schnucks Specialty Pharmacies focus on medication therapy for patients with complex disease states that range from cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C to rare genetic conditions and STIs.
“We’re looking forward to expanding our local pharmacy offerings and operations while providing comprehensive and coordinated care for patients with chronic illnesses and complex medical conditions,” said Noah Tennyson, Schnucks’ director of specialty pharmacy, in a statement. “Our specialty pharmacies connect these patients with the medications that are prescribed and support those who are facing financial challenges for these highly needed but also frequently costly medications.”
TPQC Executive Director Andrea Meirick said the partnership with Schnucks will help her organization deliver on their promise of transforming lives through “remarkable care, [which] is when we make healthcare easy and do it well the first time. TPQC aims to provide as many services as possible in one visit, in one place.”
“Schnucks has been an integral part of our care team,” she continued, “and now having them right next door will only enhance both the experience and health outcomes of our patients. We believe in creating peak moments for our patients, and so does Schnucks. It’s remarkable to have two organizations working side-by-side sharing such a strong value.”
In addition to its nine specialty pharmacy throughout the Midwest, St. Louis-based Schnucks also operates 107 retail pharmacies. The third-generation, family-owned retailer operates 118 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa, and employs 15,000.