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Tuesday, 05 November 2013 10:35

Schnucks expands into healthcare

Schnucks supermarkets already have pharmacies, floral shops and cooking classes. Now the St. Louis chain is branching into healthcare.  

Schnucks is opening its first Schnucks Infusion Solutions facility to treat acute and chronic conditions.

Infusion therapy is administered by injecting medicine through a needle or catheter. It treats conditions ranging from infectious diseases to cancer.

The new 65-hundred square foot healthcare facility is located on Page Service Rd.  There, pharmacists will prepare infusions to be given to patients either at the center or at home.

Schnucks Director of Pharmacy Services Dave Chism, calls outpatient infusion therapy a "safe and cost-effective alternative for patients to receive treatment" in an alternate healthcare setting.  

Chism says patients tend to recuperate better at home, and with the focus now on shorter hospital stays, he says there is a growing need for infusion providers.

For more information visit: www.schnucksinfusionsolutions.com or call 1-877-386-4077.

 
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