TAMPA, Fla. – Publix Super Markets, Inc., is collaborating with Moffitt Cancer Center to provide an expanded access full service retail pharmacy effective July 2. Currently, Moffitt’s retail pharmacy offers specialized convenience to patients treated at Moffitt on an outpatient basis, Moffitt employees and their dependents, and other cancer center visitors.
“With the exceptional customer service reputation of an organization like Publix and the fact that both of our companies are Florida-based, this collaboration seemed like a natural fit,” said Braulio Vicente, senior vice president of Moffitt Hospital & Physician Group Operations. “We know Publix will continue to provide the high level of service our patients and employees have come to know and expect from Moffitt.”
Publix is the largest employee-owned business in the country with more than 860 pharmacies in five states. The 82-year-old company has ranked on FORTUNE magazine’s list of 100 best companies for 15 years in a row.
“Publix Pharmacies have been dedicated to the health and wellness needs of our customers and their families,” said Fred Ottolino, vice president, Pharmacy Operations, Publix Super Markets. “The opportunity to bring our level of customer care to patients of Moffitt Cancer Center not only allows us to meet their immediate needs, but also to build long-term relationships with our customers as they return home.”
The Publix Pharmacy at Moffitt will continue to provide excellent customer service to patients and will be able to expand services including:
- Pickup of prescriptions at their neighborhood Publix pharmacy
- Ease of refilling prescriptions at multiple convenient locations
- Mail order capability
- Electronic routing of prescriptions to desired neighborhood Publix pharmacy locations
- Expanded hours through their neighborhood Publix pharmacy and the Publix Pharmacy at Moffitt
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Located in Tampa, Moffitt Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, which recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 151,000 employees, with 2010 sales of $25.1 billion. Currently Publix has 1,049 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 15 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s website, www.publix.com.