"Mail order pharmacies are different from other types of pharmacies,
in that the pharmacy staff does not interact personally with
the patient, instead they ship out all of their prescription
sales via mail or delivery services such as UPS and Fed Ex.
Like many pharmacy types, however --- such as hospital
pharmacies and outpatient pharmacies --- mail order pharmacies
must be planned for maximum efficiency of prescription
delivery. Space, construction dollars and staffing budgets
face the same need as all businesses in this economy to do
more with less. A recent mail order pharmacy design case
study, provided by the Adventist Health System in Florida, was
published in Pharmacy Purchasing & Products magazine (www.pppmag.com).
Not only does AHS fill 132,000 prescriptions annually, they
ship 400-500 packages a day, buy $120,000 in drugs each day,
and have managed do it successfully out of a 9,600 square foot
space in Sanford, Florida..."
"Mail Order Pharmacy Design – A Case
© William N. Bernstein, LEED®AP, AIA,