The Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic (MCHC) is holding a Grand Opening event to celebrate the opening of the Lake Crystal Pharmacy on Tuesday, August 4th. Presentations and a ribbon cutting will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. An open house will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the same day. Coffee and treats will be served. Most of the activities will take place outside the pharmacy, so attendees can socially distance. The pharmacy is located in the historic First National Bank building across from the post office on Lake Crystal’s Main Street.
Last year, the city of Lake Crystal did a survey asking residents what type of store would do well in Lake Crystal. A pharmacy ranked high in the survey results, and fit nicely into the expansion goals for MCHC.
“Our expansion into Lake Crystal is really one rural community helping out another,” said CEO Jeff Mengenhausen. “Pharmacists are one of the most accessible health care providers in a community. Our pharmacy team has nearly 80 years of combined pharmacy experience, so they can assist patients with their prescription medications and help them choose the best over the counter medications for their needs.”
In addition to opening the pharmacy, MCHC will also be taking over the ownership and operation of the Mankato Clinic practice in Lake Crystal on August 1. A grand opening for the MCHC Lake Crystal Clinic is planned for later this fall.