Kaiser Wells Pharmacy and Homecare and Fisher-Titus Medical Center Come Together to Form Kaiser Community Pharmacy
Kaiser Wells Pharmacy and Homecare and Fisher-Titus Medical Center have come together to form Kaiser Community Pharmacy, according to an announcement by Lorna Strayer, president of Fisher-Titus Medical Center. The pharmacy and medical equipment business will become Kaiser Community Pharmacy effective September 2016.
“We are pleased to join with this highly respected business and continue its 70-year tradition of serving our community with high quality services,” Strayer said. “Both Fisher-Titus and Kaiser Wells embrace the philosophy of providing area residents with the best possible health care in the communities they call home,” Strayer added.
According to Lisa Kaiser, Kaiser-Wells owner and pharmacist, the collaboration is an excellent fit. “The fact that we are both ‘family’ businesses with a mission of providing high quality services to our local community members, was a key factor in making this decision,” said Kaiser.
Kaiser will remain chief pharmacist continuing a three-generation family tradition that began in 1941 when her grandfather John Kaiser Sr. partnered with Franklin Wells to open a store and pharmacy at 1 West Main Street in Norwalk. It remained there until 1973 when Kaiser Sr. purchased property at 251 Benedict Avenue where the pharmacy is still located. John Kaiser Jr. assumed the reigns of the business in 1972 and his daughter Lisa joined the family business as a staff pharmacist in 1995.
“With Fisher-Titus’ business expertise and understanding of the ever-changing health care landscape, I look forward to continuing to grow our business and ensuring ongoing quality services in coming years,” said Kaiser. “I also look forward to focusing on my role as a pharmacist and developing new healthy living products and services for our customers and the community.”
Initially, customers of the pharmacy will experience very little in the way of change. Operating under the new name of Kaiser Community Pharmacy beginning in September, pharmacists and other staff members will remain familiar faces to customers who have grown to know them over the years. The business also will continue to offer home medical equipment and respiratory therapy, as well as a full-service pharmacy. Some of the first changes the community will see will be new signage to reflect the name change. Other changes will roll out over the next year.
“We are pleased to welcome the Kaiser team into our Fisher-Titus family and work together to serve our community,” Strayer said. “Going forward, customers and the community will see enhancements to services and products with a focus on wellness and preventative care.”