Publix Retail Pharmacy Opens at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Published on: 04/20/2016
Publix Super Markets, Inc. is collaborating with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, to enhance and expand outpatient retail pharmacy services on the hospital’s main campus in Miami. The newly enhanced pharmacy, which became effective on April 18, 2016, offers specialized convenience to patients and their families, visitors, guests and health system employees on an outpatient basis.

“We are delighted to have forged a relationship with Publix, a leader in exceptional customer service, to enhance outpatient pharmacy services at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. It is a testament to our ongoing mission to provide the best services to the patients and families in our care,” said Armando Llechu, Vice President of Clinical Operations for Miami Children’s Health System. 

“Publix Pharmacies have been dedicated to the health and wellness needs of our customers and their families,” said Fred Ottolino, Vice President, Pharmacy Operations, Publix Super Markets. “The opportunity to bring our level of customer care to patients of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital not only allows us to meet their immediate needs, but also to build long-term relationships with our customers as they return home.”

The Publix Pharmacy at Nicklaus Children’s will bring many enhancements to the patients and guests including: 
  • Expanded weekday hours and new weekend hours
  • Access to specialty medications for patients and employees
  • Expanded bedside delivery to the hospital’s inpatient units, the Pediatric Care Center and the Emergency Department
  • Access to refills at any Publix pharmacy location
  • Ease of refilling prescriptions at multiple convenient locations
  • Access to certain medications available free through Publix (These include select antibiotics, Lisinopril, Amlodipine, and immediate-release Metformin as permitted by applicable law. Certain restrictions apply; see pharmacy for details.)

Publix operates three additional pharmacies within hospital systems including Moffitt Cancer Center and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center both located in Tampa, Fla. and one within Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla.      
About Publix
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 179,000 employees, with 2015 sales of $32.4 billion. Currently Publix has 1,112 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company has been named one of Fortune’s  “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 19 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website,
About Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit

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