Plans could be in the works to give Mt. Carmel residents with Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance another option to get their prescription medication. Part of the proposed master facility plan being developed by Wabash General Hospital includes the expansion of the pharmacy at WGH since Mt. Carmel’s only retail pharmacy, CVS, does not accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Currently, the WGH pharmacy is only available to hospital in-patients.
The proposed plans call for a two-step process with step one being retail pharmacy services to WGH employees this summer with step two expanding the pharmacy services further at a to be determined date.
Other projects in the report presented to the hospital board of directors this week include possibly relocating WGH’s convenient care off campus; continue to grow the orthopedics and primary care and family practice areas.
No action has been taken by the board so far on any of the projects included in the plan developed. At the January board meeting, CEO Jay Purvis said the growth of the hospital has caused a space crisis that needed to be solved sooner than later.