New pharmacy facility dedicated in Ada

ADA, Okla. - Governor Bill Anoatubby led Nov. 14 ribbon-cutting ceremonies dedicating the new Chickasaw Nation Pharmacy building, 1921 Stonecipher Blvd., in Ada.

The new expanded pharmacy, Gov. Anoatubby said, is symbolic of the growth and evolution of the Chickasaw Nation Health system over the past few decades.

“We are very excited for all the ways this new pharmacy will allow us to better serve our people,” Gov. Anoatubby said. “Its construction and dedication represent a new milestone in the advancement of our health systems, and a new level in patient service that we are thrilled to celebrate.”

The new pharmacy, located on the Chickasaw Nation South Ada campus, connects to the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center. Its design was planned to serve patients efficiently and effectively.

“We are constantly trying to improve and continually advancing our health systems to the next step,” Gov. Anoatubby said. “It is about thinking ahead and reaching that higher level of service and convenience. It is a philosophy of forethought and action that has served us well, not only for the last three decades, but throughout much of Chickasaw history.”

The two-story, 32,862-square-foot facility features cutting-edge technology, including pharmacy robotics, software and automation, as well as a pharmacy call center, compounding room and a four lane prescription drive-thru, each with audio and video capabilities for added convenience.

Since the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center was dedicated in 2010, more than six million prescriptions have been filled at the facility and the service continues to grow.

Last year more than 102,000 patients were served through the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center pharmacy drive-thru window, an average of 282 patients a day.

The new facility is expected to fill as many as one million prescriptions annually.

New patient services within the facility include a durable medical equipment (DME) supply center. The 4,000-square-foot DME supply area enables staff members to deliver devices - such as crutches, monitors and wheelchairs - conveniently and efficiently.

Several clinics have also been expanded at the medical center, including anticoagulation, high blood pressure and lipid management, as well as medication-assisted treatment.

“The new facility is designed to meet and exceed the patients’ expectations, Gov. Anoatubby said. “All of our new systems and operations allow pharmacy staff to take care of any of our patients’ needs.”

About Chickasaw Nation Outpatient Pharmacy

The Chickasaw Nation Pharmacy provides patients with prescription services, medication reconciliation services, a medication take-back program for unwanted tablet or capsule medications, and medication therapy counseling on any prescription or over-the-counter product. Pharmacists also counsel patients on how medications interact with patient-specific illnesses.

To be eligible for pharmacy services, patients must have a CDIB or citizenship card from a federally-recognized tribe. Prescriptions must be written by a Chickasaw Nation Department of Health provider.

For more information, please call (580) 436-3980 or (580) 421- 4569 or visit Chickasaw.net.