SGCMH opens Ste. Genevieve Pharmacy
Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital has opened a second
retail pharmacy located on the main level of the Pine Drive Medical Centre.
Ste. Genevieve Pharmacy will operate much like the Bloomsdale Pharmacy which
opened close to eight years ago.
The Pine Street Medical Centre opened this past spring and
Jill McCalister, retail pharmacy manager, said it was always in the plans to
open a pharmacy at this location.
“There’s a lot of licensures that take place and additional
set up, so it took a little longer to get up and running,” said McCalister. The
coronavirus also led to a few delays, but now we’re excited to serve our
hospital inpatients and community.”
McCalister said the Ste. Genevieve Pharmacy will soon
implement the “Meds to Beds” program, which offers education
about medication, and delivers prescriptions and over-the-counter medications
to patients before they leave the hospital.
“This will be a great convenience to our discharged
patients,” said McCalister. “With bedside delivery, patients
leave with meds in hand. The Meds to Beds program is an opportunity for the
pharmacy staff to answer patients’ questions and ensure they understand how to
take their medications correctly.”
McCalister emphasized that the Ste. Genevieve Pharmacy is
open to the general public, not just to recently discharged patients. She
explained that it’s as easy as a phone call to the pharmacy to switch services
from another pharmacy to the newly-opened Ste. Genevieve Pharmacy.
Currently, because of COVID-19, only the pharmacy ‘s drive
thru service is open, as is the case with the Bloomsdale Pharmacy.
“When COVID tapers off, we’ll be able to open the walk in
area,” McCalister said. “We’re adjacent to the Pine Street Medical Center
physician offices lobby. This will make it very convenient for patients seeing
their provider to step into our waiting area for their prescriptions.”
McCalister will be manager at both the Ste. Genevieve and
“It will be exciting to be running both.,” she said. “We
will be able to split the staff a little bit so you may see staff at both
The Ste. Genevieve Pharmacy is open Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the pharmacy staff can be reached by calling