HIMG opens new pharmacy - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

HIMG opens new pharmacy

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:17:38 GMT
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
  • Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-06 15:00:12 GMT
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.

By JAMES E. CASTO
For The State Journal

The Huntington Internal Medical Group, or HIMG, has opened a new pharmacy at its regional medical center on U.S. 60 East. 

Managed by the Alabama-based company PharmaPoint, the new full--service, point-of-care pharma-cy replaces a privately owned pharmacy that closed at the center nearly a year ago. 

The new, 1,200-square foot pharmacy will offer com-pounding of medications and oral chemotherapy drugs. 

"The health and well being of our patients are the most impor-tant things to our physicians and staff," Dr. Dev Rellan, president of HIMG, said in a news release. "It just makes sense to provide patients with pharmacy services in order to close the continuum of care — all here at one conve-nient location." 

Initially, the new pharmacy is expected to employ four or five people, two pharmacists and two or three pharmacy techs. 

Located in a former Walmart store, the HIMG center is a "medical mall" that houses more than 55 multi-specialty physicians, a diagnostic laboratory and an imaging facility, along with chemotherapy, heart and vascular, optical, hearing and endoscope surgery centers. 

Headquartered in Birmingham, PharmaPoint is a pharmacy management company that serves hospitals, health systems and physician groups. 

"We are extremely excited to partner with HIMG to provide pharmacy services to their patients," said Paul Albano, P.D., senior vice president of pharmacy operations for PharmaPoint. "As the landscape of health care continues to change rapidly, the addition of pharmacy consultation services, medication synchronization programs and medication adherence education is crucial to an organization that prides itself in offering the very best patient care available."