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Ruby Valley Medical Center Buys Mac's Pharmacy

Press release Ruby Valley Medical Center

On February 1, 2023, ownership of Mac’s CHC Pharmacy will transfer to the Ruby Valley Medical Center. Mac’s Pharmacy has been operated by the Southwest Montana Community Health Center (SWMTCHC) since 2004.



The origins of Mac’s Pharmacy date back to 1967, when DeWayne McAlear purchased the pharmacy and grocery store in Twin Bridges. McAlear, better known as Mac, was the local pharmacist in Twin Bridges for well over 30 years and admired for his sharp mind and devotion to the community. When Mac retired in 2004, he wanted to ensure that pharmacy services would continue in the Ruby Valley. To this end, he sold the pharmacy to SWMTCHC. SWMTCHC chose to name the pharmacy to honor Mac and his philanthropic reputation in the Ruby Valley community. In order to be closer to other medical services in the Ruby Valley, the pharmacy was moved to Sheridan when the grocery store temporarily closed in 2007.



The pharmacist in charge at Mac’s, Carly Moody, expects the transition from SWMTCHC to Ruby Valley Medical Center to be smooth. “We don’t anticipate any changes will be made that will affect our patients and customers. You’ll see the same friendly faces after February 1st,” said Moody.


SWMTCHC thanks the employees of Mac’s and all the patients for their support over the past 15 years.



Mac’s Pharmacy is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:30pm and closed on Thursdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.



About the Ruby Valley Medical Center

The Ruby Valley Medical Center is a critical access hospital and Montana designated trauma receiving facility serving Sheridan, Twin Bridges, Alder, Laurin, Silver Star, Virginia City, Nevada City, Waterloo, and Whitehall. The Medical Center offers five in-patient beds, two observation beds, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, physical, occupational and speech therapy, swing bed, 24- hour emergency care and a highly qualified nursing staff. Our healthcare providers support patients through the Ruby Valley Medical Center and the clinics in Sheridan and Twin Bridges. Our clinics offer a wide range of healthcare services including pediatrics, well-woman exams, sports physicals, geriatrics, mental health, chiropractic and osteopathic care, non-surgical pain management and tele-medicine to off-site specialists. Our visiting specialists provide podiatric, surgical, cardiology, OB/GYN and hearing services. The Ruby Valley Medical Center also provides mobile emergency medical services through Ruby Valley Emergency Medical Services and owns Mac’s Pharmacy. The Ruby Valley Medical Center receives financial support from the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation and the Ruby Valley Medical Center Auxiliary.



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