Ocean Medical Center Officially Opens New Outpatient Pharmacy with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

November 27, 2019

Left to right, Massimo Napolitano, M.D., Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Corporation Board; Jason Kreitner, FACHE, chief hospital executive, Ocean Medical Center; Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, regional president, southern market; Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health; Richard Epstein, RPh, MBA, vice president, Network Medication Management; Audra Manekas, Pharm.D, RPh, manager, pharmacy; Robert Schenk, RPh, director of ambulatory pharmacy services; Lisa Antonacci, Pharm.D, RPh, director of clinical operations; Pam Egnatovich, MSN, RN, CEN, director of patient care services; Vincent Vivona, D.O., JD, FACP, FCLM, CHCQM, chief medical officer; and Marie Foley-Danecker, DPN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC, vice president, chief nursing officer.

Network and hospital officials celebrated the opening of the Hackensack Meridian Health pharmacy at Ocean Medical Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The retail pharmacy expanded services to fill prescriptions for team members, patients being discharged, and to provide hard to find medical supplies and high-quality nutritionals for the community. The pharmacy more than doubled its space from the previous location in the hospital, and is now easily accessible with an exterior entrance near the parking lot.

The new pharmacy expanded its inventory and now offers a one-stop shopping experience for prescription medications, over-the-counter and health care related products. Items available including wound care dressings, medical equipment (canes, grab bars, reachers, etc.), stockings for vascular patients, cast covers, post-stroke aids (spoons, forks, bowls, etc.), aromatherapy and natural remedies, blood pressure machines, diabetes testing kits, and more.

Ocean Medical Center is one of the first Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals to expand the outpatient pharmacies to create a new standard across the network.  The pharmacy is conveniently located on the campus of Ocean Medical Center and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

To learn more about the Hackensack Meridian Health pharmacy at Ocean Medical Center, call 732-836-4545.