Satellite pharmacy set to close
By Airman 1st Class Shane Dunaway , 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 21, 2007
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. --
The satellite pharmacy will be consolidated into the Koritz Clinic pharmacy April 2 by using Air Force Smart Operations 21 concepts to streamline processes and fall into play with the 'Leaner, Lighter, More efficient' Air Force mantra.
By combining the two pharmacies, it will create a one-stop shop for many who already make trips to each pharmacy in a given visit. Patients also will not be required to take a number. Instead, they'll be seen immediately at window No. 5.
"We must tighten our belts so that we have the resources to make sure our Airmen down range are going to win," Col. Kwast said.
Budget and personnel cuts are forcing the Air Force to do business differently, but taking care of the Air Force family is still a high priority for wing leadership.
"We will not cut the quality or capacity of service to you. It may look a little different, but it will not be cut."
The consolidation effort is expected to increase processing and decrease waiting times in order to better serve our customers.
Other benefits include:
- Fifty new parking spaces will be added, including five reserved spots.
- The refill pickup window will open an hour earlier each day.
- Refills will be available with a next-day pickup option.
- Volunteer will maintain current jobs with additional jobs made available upon request.
- Eliminates need for an additional pharmacist to cover satellite, saving an estimated $150,000.
For more information, call 722-1814.