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Publix Retail Pharmacy Opens at Nemours Children's Hospital

Monday, Dec 5, 2016

Publix Super Markets is collaborating with Nemours Children’s Health System to enhance and expand outpatient retail pharmacy services at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando’s Lake Nona Medical City. The newly enhanced pharmacy, which opened today, offers specialized convenience to children and their families, visitors, guests and health system employees on an outpatient basis.

"Nemours is always looking for ways to improve the experience of our patient families, and our new retail pharmacy from Publix will do just that," said Dana Nicholson Bledsoe, president of Nemours Children’s Hospital. "With expanded hours and more locations for refills, we expect this new collaboration to make life easier for those who rely on us."

"Publix Pharmacies have been dedicated to the health and wellness needs of our customers and their families," said Fred Ottolino, Publix vice president of pharmacy operations. "The opportunity to bring our level of customer care to the children at Nemours Children’s Hospital 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 Nemours Children’s Hospital will bring many enhancements to the children and guests including:
  • Operating hours of Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
  • Access to specialty medications for children and employees
  • Bedside delivery to the hospital’s inpatient units
  • Access to refills at any Publix pharmacy location
  • Ease of refilling prescriptions at multiple convenient locations
  • Access to certain medications available free through Publix. (These include select antibiotics, Lisinopril, Amlodipine, and immediate-release Metformin as permitted by applicable law. Certain restrictions apply; see pharmacy for details.)

Publix operates four additional pharmacies within hospital systems including Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Moffitt McKinley Campus both located in Tampa, Florida, and one within Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Florida.

About Publix

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 187,500 employees, with 2015 sales of $32.4 billion. Currently Publix has 1,134 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company has been named one of Fortune’s  "100 Best Companies to Work For in America"for 19 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website,  

About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens,, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.