Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital opens a pharmacy on its campus
Columbia, SC—Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital has opened Pharmacy 11 on its campus. The pharmacy in Medical Office Building 1, Suite 220 (second floor), 115 N. Sumter St., Sumter. The hours are Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturdays: 8 a.m.–1 p.m.; Sundays: 1–5 p.m.
“We are extremely pleased to be open and ready to serve not only the hospital team but the entire Sumter community,” said Lewis Overbay, supervisor of Prisma Health’s pharmacy sites. “There are some very good pharmacies already in the community, but the need for more is evident. “Our goal is to provide excellent patient care and the highest service possible, especially for those who utilize the medical practices and other services on the Tuomey Hospital campus.”
Michelle Logan-Owens, the hospital’s chief executive officer, added, “The convenient location makes it easy for our patients to obtain their medications immediately following their appointments, and team members can pick up their medications while at work.”
The pharmacy will have on hand the top 400 medicines ordered by area physicians, making it easier for patients to pick up their prescriptions without having to leave the campus. It will also eventually offer adult immunizations such as influenza, influenza HD (for those over age 65), Tdap (which is important for parents, grandparents or others who have close contact with an infant), the pneumococcal vaccine (recommended for those age 65 or older to protect against pneumonia) and the zoster vaccine to protect against shingles.
Pharmacy 11 at Tuomey Hospital can bill most insurances for these immunizations. For those without insurance coverage, competitive cash pricing is offered, and no prescription is needed. For details, call 803-774-8772.
About Prisma Health
Prisma Health is a not-for-profit health company and South Carolina’s largest private employer. With nearly 32,000 team members, 18 hospitals, 2,984 beds, and more than 300 physician practice sites, Prisma Health serves more than 1.2 million unique patients annually. Its goal is to improve the health of all South Carolinians by enhancing clinical quality, the patient experience and access to affordable care, as well as conducting clinical research and training the next generation of medical professionals. The organization was formed in late 2017 when Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health came together, officially becoming Prisma Health in January 2019. For more information, visit PrismaHealth.org.