By Angela Bernhardt, Director of Major Gifts

Geritom Medical is a family-owned, independent pharmacy focused on those with special needs, with over 8,000 customers and 1,000 facilities served. Working closely with Hammer’s nursing team, they provide pharmacy and medical supply services to individuals served by Hammer. Their partnership is even more critical now during the COVID-19 crisis and we are so grateful for their continued support and all they make possible.

“Being able to count on Geritom to handle all of our medication needs is essential to the success of Hammer’s Health Services department. They are behind the scenes ensuring all of the individuals served by Hammer have the medications they need to live their lives to the fullest.”

Specifically, Geritom pharmacists maintain current orders for all individuals living in Hammer’s group homes and apartments, making sure prescribed medications are covered by insurance, and analyzing drug-to-drug interactions.

As one of the top independent non-chain pharmacies in the country, Geritom says the close partnership with Hammer is rewarding for them, and believes it is their duty to give back to the Twin Cities community, where they live and work.

We have a strong commitment to serve and support Hammer programs, the amazing people they serve, and their caregivers and staff,“ says Alex Greene, Manager of Customer Service at Geritom Medical. “We want to be in the community, not solely as a pharmacy, but as a strategic resource and partner.

Thank you, Geritom Medical! Reach for Ralph: At Home Edition takes place on Thursday, June 25. For more information and to register for this free event visit hammer.org/reach-for-ralph-2020/.