OPERATIONS

Sears Holdings names pharmacy exec

BY Michael Johnsen

BOULDER, Colo. — Mark Panzer, president and CEO Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, will be leaving Pharmaca in pursuit of an opportunity at Sears Holding Company, DSN has learned.

Panzer will be in charge of pharmacy operations at Sears Holding and will direct the health and wellness initiatives across K-Mart pharmacy as SVP and president pharmacy.

Dave Maher, a longtime Pharmaca board member and fellow chain drug veteran, will be serving as interim CEO as Pharmaca searches for a new candidate. Maher’s experience includes time as president of American Stores Company and CEO Osco Drug.

Under Panzer’s leadership, Pharmaca had a reputation for implementing cutting-edge strategies across its smaller footprint, including a loyalty card, a mobile app, an in-store Beauty Bar and a robust e-commerce offering.

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OPERATIONS

H-E-B to operate hospital pharmacy

BY Michael Johnsen

ODESSA, Texas — The Ector County Hospital District board of directors on Tuesday approved an outpatient pharmacy agreement with H-E-B that will bring a full-service pharmacy to Medical Center Hospital’s campus sometime this year, according to a report published by Odessa American.

“We hope that it will help our patient care by working with patients on discharge to get their medicines before they leave the hospital and educating them on the drugs,” Tony Ruiz, COO Medical Center Health System, told OA. “So we see a tremendous benefit as far the quality of care that’s delivered.”

The 1,100-sq.-ft. pharmacy is expected to open by fall.

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REAL ESTATE

RMC logged $79.5 million in transactions during 2013

BY Michael Fickes

Tampa, Fla. — RMC Real Estate Services recorded a transaction volume of $79.5 million in 2013, encompassing 1.4 million sq. ft. within its RMC Property Group and RMC Ross Realty divisions. Leasing activity included 279 transactions, encompassing 905,000 sq. ft., valued at a total of $49.1 million. Investment activity closed 20 deals for $30.4 million, spanning 532,000 sq. ft. The $13.9 million sale of Summerfield Crossing in Riverview, Fla., and the $3.5 million sale of the Travelodge Maingate Hotel in Kissimmee highlighted the company’s investment sales, according to a company statement.

Collectively, the company was awarded 53 new exclusive listings totaling approximately 2.1 million sq. ft. and 11 new land listings totaling over 45 acres.

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