Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System has opened a retail pharmacy at the MGM Grand Detroit. The location will serve the needs of the casino’s 3,000 employees and their families as well as the general public. It is the hospital’s sixth pharmacy location in Detroit but its first in a non-Henry Ford medical facility.
“This is a unique opportunity for us to meet the health care needs of our patients and members close to work and home,” says Bob Riney, president of health care operations and COO. “The employees of MGM Grand Detroit and their families have put their trust in Henry Ford for their health care and wellness needs. We are so pleased to serve their pharmacy needs in this convenient way as well.”
Riney says the health system is also exploring opportunities to bring other services onsite such as health screenings and immunizations.
Its current offerings include filling electronic and paper prescriptions; transferring prescriptions for MGM Casino employees and their family members as well as casino guests; online refills; medication therapy management for diseases and medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, Crohn’s, infertility, migraine, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and arthritis; medication delivery; specialty pharmacy medications and home delivery; and over-the-counter medicines.
For safety reasons and at the request of MGM Grand Detroit management, the pharmacy will not carry narcotic medicines such as oxycontin, Vicodin, and fentanyl.
The 600-square-foot pharmacy is located on the first floor between the Michigan Gaming Control Board office and the Roasted Bean Coffee Shop. It is open from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. every day. Henry Ford operates 30 pharmacies in southeast Michigan as well as one in Jackson.