August 1, 2019
How many years has Hemmingsen Drugstore been in business?
Hemmingsen Drugstore is in its 83rd year of business. Chris and Mindy have owned the store since 2016.
What has been the most significant change in your pharmacy over the past five years?
The pharmacy’s most significant changes in the last five years include the change in ownership, the remodeling of the pharmacy in the fall of 2017, and the implementation of our Align to Save Time med synchronization program.
What is your favorite thing about owning an independent pharmacy?
Our favorite thing about owning an independent pharmacy is having the ability to personalize how our pharmacy practice operates by providing a high level of care to a community we’ve quickly grown to love.
What role does your pharmacy play in your local community?
We wear many hats in the community. Improving patient outcomes is at the top of our list of priorities. In addition to our patients, we are a partner with the free healthcare clinic that serves our community. We also try to give back in other ways, such as sponsoring the County Fair and several local sports teams, as well as a Northwoods League baseball team. We are a high-school athletics booster and support the community theater. When there are projects in town, we strive to contribute. We want to enrich and thank the community that supports us.
What makes you unique and sets you apart from your competition?
We believe our personal service and free delivery are key differentiators that set us apart from our competition.
What unique health needs do you have in your community?
I wouldn’t say the needs of our community differ from most others, but if a patient does have a unique need, we craft a solution to meet it.
What does Locally Loved mean to you?
Locally Loved is the extra mile we go to in order to ensure that the personal service we provide is returned in the form of customer voting. They are choosing us, their neighbors.