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Get Well Pharmacy Earns NCPA Innovation Center Excellence Award

by NCPA | Mar 06, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 6, 2019)Get Well Pharmacy in Philadelphia has earned the National Community Pharmacists Association's NICE Award (NCPA Innovation Center Excellence) for Best External Remodel. This is the second year of the NICE Awards competition, which was created to recognize pharmacies for their efforts to enhance their value, promote their services, and better serve their communities.

"Congratulations to Get Well Pharmacy and its owner Riaz Rahman for earning the NICE Award for Best External Remodel," said Kurt Proctor, PhD, president of the NCPA Innovation Center. "The NICE Awards spotlight the best of community pharmacy branding and marketing – the innovations and redesigns that have made promotions more effective and patients' experiences more rewarding. First impressions are an important piece of the puzzle, and we are pleased to recognize Get Well Pharmacy for its successful external remodel."

Get Well Pharmacy, which was established in 1985, has been in its current location since 1988. Over the years it has developed ties with its patients, many of whom it considers family. The building was due for a refresh, however. Esperanza, a local non-profit community organization, as a storefront improvement program designed to encourage businesses and property owners within targeted neighborhood commercial corridors to improve the front exterior of their commercial properties. The program reimburses owners of commercial buildings and businesses providing goods and services to the community up to 50 percent of the total cost of eligible improvements, for a maximum reimbursement of $10,000 for a single commercial property or $15,000 for a multiple address or corner business property.

"We had two storefronts, so we were granted $15,000 from the city of Philadelphia," said owner Riaz Rahman. "Esperanza granted us about $10,000. We were responsible for just under $20,000." Jeffrey Brummer Architects designed the project.

Rahman said the remodel, completed in August 2018, has had a dramatic impact on the pharmacy. "Business has improved since the remodel for our over-the-counter and other front-end sales," Rahman stated. "We have gained patients who we hope will soon become family too."

Get Well Pharmacy's products and services include standard retail, front-end, over the counter, medication therapy management, and immunizations, with an emphasis on opioid abuse prevention.

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