Albertson's LLC opens pharmacy inside California hospital

FULLERTON, Calif. — Albertson's LLC, which operates Sav-On Pharmacies, opened last week a Sav-On Pharmacy by Albertsons inside Palomar Medical Center.

Located just inside the lobby of the new medical center, the 2,200 sq-ft Sav-On Pharmacy, which includes a Starbucks, is the first location of its kind to be built in a hospital in California.

Patients can have their prescriptions filled before going home, and visitors can peruse and purchase a variety of gifts, including jewelry and reading materials, or even pick up last-minute grocery items. The gift shop also carries fresh floral arrangements, greeting cards and an assortment of restaurant and retail gift cards.

The attached Starbucks bistro-style location serves as the ideal place for some quiet time in a tranquil setting that overlooks a healing garden.

“At Palomar Health, the patient experience extends well beyond the walls of the hospital room,” stated chief administrative officer Gerald Bracht. “Partnering with our friends at Albertsons was a natural fit because they embody customer service and offer the added comfort and convenience our patients and guests deserve.  These services will simply enhance the total experience at Palomar Medical Center.”

“As the grand opening nears, we’re even more excited to welcome our customers. This is a new business opportunity for us and unlike any conventional store we’ve ever operated,” added Sav-On divisional pharmacy manager Perry Brown.

In celebration of the partnership forged with Palomar Medical Center, a donation will be pledged to the Palomar Health Foundation.

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