When customers first visit the store, they realize that Liss’s customer service and patient care services are anything but ordinary. As an integral part of the community, it has been, and continues to be a community hub for the local neighborhood and a reliable health care destination where pharmacists greet their patients by name. A recent second-floor addition created a huge space that houses doctors, specialists, and a health clinic for members of the community. Three hospitals in the Newark area have closed in recent years, and quality, affordable healthcare is becoming increasingly difficult to find.
“This award honors a pharmacy that uses best practices to deliver the best in patient care, customer service, peer-to-peer networking and operational efficiencies. Liss Pharmacy is committed to reaching out to the community, creating a larger patient base and providing high quality and innovative professional healthcare services, while working to maintain the unique qualities of their neighborhood,”
Led by owner Matthew Parisi, the pharmacy has continually employed members of the community. They pride themselves on the number of teens who started out running the cash register as a summer job and who have gone on to careers in the pharmaceutical, medical and legal fields, among others. Members of the Liss Pharmacy family sit on a number of city advisory boards, participate in youth programs, and most recently, partnered with the Heinz Foundation to provide high quality pharmaceutical services at a reasonable cost for the residents of Newark. This partnership has resulted in two community programs: The Brick City Respite and NewarkRx, both of which provide low cost prescriptions to residents of Newark.
One example of the personalized care the Liss Pharmacy staff provides is through their work with a private adult daycare center in Newark. The pharmacists work with the nursing staff to provide the supplies they need, in addition to filling prescriptions and providing healthcare services for the 320 patients in the center.
“I know all of our pharmacists and staff are committed to upholding our motto, ‘Pharmacy the way it was meant to be.’ We want our customers to come to us for everything – not only for medication and OTC products, but also for advice and consultations, and we pride ourselves on being a local health care destination for all families. We are proud to be the neighborhood pharmacy,” said Matthew Parisi, owner.
Liss Pharmacy was established in Newark, New Jersey, more than 75 years ago, and the current owners have had served the community since 1974. Since Parisi and his family took over, Liss has become the center for pharmacy and health-related knowledge for the Newark community. View video of Liss Pharmacy here:https://www.youtube.com/
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