Comanche hospital acquires clinic
Patrick Street Pharmacy is returning to Dublin following the purchase of the Dublin Family Medicine building (305 N. Patrick St.) by the Comanche County Consolidated Hospital District.
The acquisition was announced in a press release from Comanche County Medical Center (CCMC), a growing critical access hospital (CAH) which operates the hospital, pharmacy, physical therapy and other healthcare facilities.
The release indicated that the new ownership will establish and operate a new retail pharmacy inside the Dublin Family Medicine clinic.
The pharmacy, expected to open in a few months will be named Patrick Street Pharmacy, the same name of a former, long-running Dublin pharmacy.
Dr. John Hodges and three family nurse practitioners (FNPs), Amy Young, Elizabeth Young and Jason Groseclose, along with the practice staff will continue full operations at the facility, six days a week; when it opens, the new pharmacy is expected to be open similar hours.
According to the release, “The chief executive officer of CCMC, Dr. L. G. “Larry” Troxell, sees the new pharmacy as just a part of the many CCMC efforts to expand access to rural health services in the area.”
The CCMC retail pharmacy located on the hospital campus at 10201 Highway 16 North, between Comanche and De Leon, currently provides prescription deliveries to Dublin.
In 2020, the hospital will look to expand its affiliation with providers at Dublin Family Medicine and elsewhere.
Meanwhile, work is already underway to start building out the space for the Patrick Street Pharmacy, with an anticipated grand opening in the spring.