link Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Plains Regional Medical Center Interim Administrator Bo Beames thanks those directly involved in construction of the PRMC Pharmacy at Friday’s grand opening.
By Lillian Bowe
After almost two years in the making, Plains Regional Medical Center opened its new pharmacy Friday south of the hospital.
The pharmacy is fully staffed and is ready to fill prescriptions with over the counter medication also stocked in the aisles.
“The team that brought this place together took risks and courage,” said Bo Beames, interim hospital administrator.
Beames said before the pharmacy was built, many in the hospital administration objected to the idea of a retail pharmacy, but PRMC worked hard for the new building.
“I am just amazed. It has exceeded my expectations,” Beames said.
The pharmacy will not just be for PRMC patients. It is open for the community and is needed, according to Lonnie Leslie, PRMC board chairman.
“Clovis used to have 11 pharmacies here and now we are down to three. We all have experienced hours and hours of waiting. Adding this will help our community,” Leslie said.
Board member Robert Sandoval praised the board working together and helping get the building done. Sandoval, also a city and county commissioner, was also excited the pharmacy was in his district.
“A lot of people are going to be happy to drive here instead of driving all across town to get a prescription,” Sandoval said.
Officials with the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce officials were present for the ribbon cutting to show support.
“We are so excited to see this building done and are proud of all the hard work PRMC has done to put this together,” said chamber President Holly Glenn.
The pharmacy also has a drive-thru drop off service. It is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.