by Natalia Kirychuk, Student Public Relations Writer
After an intensive renovation and multiple finishing touches and open houses, the hardware-store-turned-pharmacy, known as Cedar Care Village Pharmacy, is ready to open for business.
Cedar Care will open for business at 9 a.m. on April 2. The official ribbon-cutting will take place at a grand opening celebration April 4 at 2 p.m. The celebration will include speakers Dr. Thomas White, president of Cedarville University; Tony Pergram, mayor of Cedarville; and Dr. Jeb Ballentine, head pharmacist at Cedar Care Village Pharmacy.
Refreshments will be provided and attendees can participate in a giveaway. Guided tours will also be available throughout the afternoon.
— Jeb Ballentine
The former Cedarville Hardware Store, located at the intersection of State Route 42 and Main Street in Cedarville, was purchased in early 2018 by Cedar Care, L.L.C., following the unexpected death of the hardware store’s owner, Glenn Fawcett. The renovation began in earnest last fall and finished in January.
The pharmacy will serve the village of Cedarville as well as students, faculty, and staff at Cedarville University. The location will be a clinical rotation site starting spring semester 2019 for pharmacy students.
Cedar Care will be a full-service pharmacy offering:
- Full prescription service
- Prescription refills and transfers
- Free delivery within Cedarville
- Curbside service
- Flu shots
- Medication adherence programs
- Medical equipment and devices
- Medication therapy management
- Multi-dose pill packaging
- Prescription compounding
- Personal consultations
- Email and text message refill reminders
- Dietary supplements and vitamin consults
- Student-athlete care programs
“One of the cool and exciting things about Cedar Care Village Pharmacy and our relationship with the Cedarville school of pharmacy, as well as the school's Center for Pharmacy Innovation, is that we have no idea where this will take us,” said Ballentine. “We will continue to grow and change as the profession of pharmacy and health care in general changes, so it's really exciting to think what the pharmacy here could one day become!”
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,193 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its doctor of pharmacy program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.