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Capital BlueCross Sponsors Healthy Community Pharmacy's Move to New Community-Focused Location in York
Date:11/10/2008

Community Pharmacy serving thousands of members of Healthy York Network re-opens in centrally located Family First Health Center; Members now have

access by public transportation

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month, the Healthy Community Pharmacy celebrated its grand re-opening at 116 South George Street in York, a central, convenient location that will improve access to health care for thousands of local York residents who are part of the Healthy York Network program. The Pharmacy's successful move to its improved community-focused location was sponsored through a grant from Capital BlueCross. The Harrisburg based health insurer is partnering with WellSpan Health to support the mission of the Healthy York Network, which operates the Community Pharmacy for the benefit of the people of York County.

"For more than 70 years Capital BlueCross has been providing reliable health security for the people of central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley," said William Lehr, Jr., Capital BlueCross' Chairman, and President & CEO. "Capital BlueCross has always worked to strengthen the fabric of the communities we serve, and we are pleased to be partnering with WellSpan Health to support the Healthy York Network and the Healthy Community Pharmacy in this worthy effort to provide affordable prescription drugs for thousands of lower income residents."

For the past four years, Healthy Community Pharmacy has been a positive resource for those in need in York who are struggling to pay for medications. Since 2004, the Pharmacy has filled 115,405 discounted prescriptions for members of the Healthy York Network

Prior to moving to its newly designed, larger quarters on August 25, 2008, the Healthy Community Pharmacy was based at 160 Roosevelt Avenue in York, a location not accessible by public transportation and lacking adequate space to meet the needs of the people it served.

The Healthy Community Pharmacy's new space in the Family First Health Center is fully renovated, large enough to permit private consultation with Pharmacy staff, and easily accessible by public transportation. In addition, patients who seek care at the Family First Health Center can now have their prescriptions filled during their visit to the Center.

Trisha Rudisill, the Pharmacy's Lead Pharmacist, noted that "we increased the size of the pharmacy to over 900 square feet, which gives us plenty of room to grow. And, we drastically changed our workflow, which has increased our efficiency. We are filling more prescriptions, but have managed to keep our wait times to about 20 minutes."

In its last six weeks of operations at the Roosevelt Avenue location, the Healthy Community Pharmacy filled approximately 137 prescriptions per day. At the new location, the Pharmacy is filling an average of 170 prescriptions per day. The increase results from the accessibility of the Pharmacy and to its new design that incorporates a more efficient workflow.

About Healthy York Network

Healthy York Network is a consortium of health care providers and social service agencies that work together to provide discounted health services, including pharmaceuticals, to the uninsured and underinsured in York County.

About WellSpan

WellSpan Health is a not-for-profit, community based health care system that is dedicated to providing clinical excellence and comprehensive services. WellSpan Health includes organizations such as Gettysburg Hospital, York Hospital, VNA Home Health, and WellSpan Pharmacy and serves central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland.

About Capital BlueCross

Capital BlueCross is the leading health insurer in its market, providing health insurance coverage to nearly one million people throughout central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information about Capital BlueCross, visit http://www.capbluecross.com.


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