Des Moines, Iowa Grocer Hy-Vee said Thursday it has teamed up with Omaha, Neb.-based Amber Pharmacy to offer specialty pharmacy services through Hy-Vee’s retail stores.
The joint venture, called Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions, aims to close the gap between traditional pharmacies and supermarket pharmacies, said the regional company.
“Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions builds a bridge between two different segments of the pharmacy business,” said Bob Egeland, VP pharmacy operations, Hy-Vee. “We’re bringing together experts from retail pharmacy and specialty pharmacy to offer more convenient, more personalized service for patients with complex healthcare needs.”
Hy-Vee operates 228 retail stores in eight Midwestern states, including 226 retail pharmacy locations.