Pocahontas Memorial to open public pharmacy

BUCKEYE — Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Administration is excited to announce that it will be opening a public retail pharmacy in early fall 2022.

The new pharmacy will be located in the former Pocahontas Pharmacy Building on Duncan Road and will be called PMH Pharmacy.

Renovations have already begun on the space and staff are eager to unveil the new pharmacy, officials said. PMH Pharmacy will be headed up by Amy Sharp Kelley, PharmD, and will be open to patients, employees and community members.

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve our community again in this role. I will strive to provide Pocahontas County with local, dependable and friendly pharmacy service,” Kelley said.

PMH Pharmacy will be recruiting an additional pharmacist as well as technicians this summer.

PMH Administration has just wrapped up a comprehensive county wide Community Health Needs Assessment and one of the top needs identified was more pharmacy options.

“We are so pleased to be able to deliver on this particular community need so quickly. We are proud to be able to continue the legacy of Jim Burks’s original pharmacy, in a small part, in utilizing the space he created,” Andrew Bair, Chief Executive Officer, said.

An official opening date will be announced at a later time.