Specialty RX Steps Up to Sandy to Ensure an Uninterrupted Continuum of Care

The Perfect Pharmacy During the Perfect Storm

Specialty RX, a leading Long-Term Care Pharmacy, was the only LTC pharmacy that operated FULL TIME, at full capacity, throughout the Tristate during the recent Hurricane despite the acute flooding in many areas.

Specialty RX’s storm operations involved the use of commercial generators, drivers stationed in South Jersey, Brooklyn and Long Island as far out as the Hamptons, and even the rental of 10 SUVs in order to reach everyone everywhere. To ensure pharmacists on call and 24-hour coverage, Specialty RX had staff sleep over at company headquarters from Sunday through Wednesday. With other area pharmacies unable to fill their orders due to flooding and power outages, Specialty RX  stepped in and shouldered their deliveries for them.

When client facilities were forced to evacuate – Specialty RX made sure to follow all patients & residents to their temporary relocation, continuously servicing all their pharmaceutical needs. Specialty RX personnel even assisted in the evacuation process of three Rockaway facilities.

It was a remarkable team effort. Personnel from all departments pitched in to replace those unable to get to work, with Human Resources Managers actually packing meds to ensure uninterrupted delivery.

05. November 2012 by Ruth Folger Weiss
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