New Walgreens Pharmacy Opens at Children’s National Health System July 22, 2014

Washington, DC—Today marked the official opening of a new Walgreens pharmacy at Children’s National Health System. The new Walgreens will provide convenient access to pharmacy and other health and wellness services for patients and their families, helping to expedite the discharge process. It is located on the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children’s Medicine in Washington, DC. 

The new pharmacy enables patients to fill prescriptions on site before leaving the hospital, and will also offer medication consultations, a wide range of immunizations, and other daily living items and consumables.

“At Children’s National, we are dedicated not only to delivering the highest quality healthcare to children but to going above and beyond for our patients and families,” said Kathy Gorman, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Patient Care Services at Children’s National. “Our relationship with Walgreens on the Sheikh Zayed Campus is intended to provide our patients and families with more access and greater convenience to the medications and pharmacy services they need.”

Additionally, Walgreens will work closely with the Children’s National Division of Pharmacy and individual units to provide outpatient pharmacy services at patients’ bedsides upon discharge, as well as other supported programs such as breast pump rental services.

"This location provides a new level of convenience, and access to health and wellness services for patients, staff, and the Children’s National community,” said Darron Briscoe, Walgreens Market Vice President. "It’s a testament to the great relationship we’ve built with Children’s National Health System, and we’re proud to complement the medical care that the hospital center provides with programs and services that can help more patients get, stay and live well.”

The Walgreens pharmacy is located in the main atrium of the first floor on the Sheikh Zayed Campus, 111 Michigan Ave. NW, Washington, DC. Store hours are as follows: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. 


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Contact:
Emily Hartman
Children’s National
202-476-4500

Jim Cohn
Walgreens 
847-315-2950

About Walgreens
As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2013 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens’ (www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. Each day, in communities across America, more than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with online and mobile services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,215 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that manages more than 400 in-store convenient care clinics throughout the country. 



About Children’s National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National’s hospital is Magnet® designated, and is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. With a community-based pediatric network, eight regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency rooms, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children. For more information, visit ChildrensNational.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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