Pharmacy of the Future Grand Opening March 7th


Ritzman’s “Pharmacy of the Future” at NEOMED Celebrates Grand Opening

Local industry leaders, business development partners and local media attended a special grand opening reception on March 31, commemorating Ritzman Pharmacy and NEOMED’s new partnership.

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio—April 1, 2016—Ritzman Pharmacy and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) commemorated the grand opening of its brand new Ritzman Pharmacy at NEOMED with a special grand opening reception on March 31. The event offered a hands-on first look at Ritzman’s innovative “Pharmacy of the Future” experience.

Approximately 40 VIPs, including local industry leaders, business partners and local media were offered a glimpse of what Ritzman and NEOMED are bringing to the community through this unique partnership. Attendees experienced a private tour of the innovative new space, an overview of Ritzman Brand products, and saw firsthand how Ritzman and NEOMED are offering a unique experience with an emphasis on technological innovation and holistic health.

“It was great to witness the excitement for what we’re bringing to the community, including the unique technology bar and our patient-centered experience,” said Eric Graf, CEO and President, Ritzman Pharmacy. “We believe that this new pharmacy will serve as a catalyst to advance pharmacy and primary care in the community, and it wouldn’t be possible with our partners in NEOMED.”

Event attendees were also offered the opportunity to participate in a Ritzman Restores™ event, in which they could make their own essential oil body wash, a preview of the Ritzman Restores events that will take place regularly, along with other Ritzman exclusive programs including Ritzman Remedies and Ritzman Revives.

“We were happy to show these important partners how the pharmacy will serve as an incubator for innovation,” said Charles Taylor, dean of the College of Pharmacy at NEOMED. “With our partners in Ritzman, we’ll be bringing exciting new elements to our patients, including telemedicine and mobile health apps while providing an extraordinary model for educating our pharmacy students at NEOMED.”

The “Pharmacy of the Future” promotes community-oriented, whole-person health by providing access to services that promote better overall health outcomes. Most notably, the pharmacist will be placed front-and-center at Ritzman Pharmacy at NEOMED, contributing to a more engaged and impactful patient-centered experience. At the ceremony, Graf introduced the staff who will be bringing that experience to life: Managing Pharmacist Hannah Cross, Managing Technician Stephani Nadai, and Concierge Kristen Hagan.

Ritzman Pharmacy at NEOMED hosted a grand opening series for patients and the community during the week of March 7, with a variety of activities. The pharmacy is now open for practice hours Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. For daily deal information, follow Ritzman on Twitter at @RitzmanPharmacy, or on Facebook at  

For more information on Ritzman Pharmacy and its commitment to the communities it serves, visit For more information on NEOMED, visit

Ritzman Pharmacy

For over 65 years, Ritzman Pharmacies has created a legacy dedicated to providing quality products, professional excellence and genuine service beyond the commonplace. This standard was established by our founder, Forrest Ritzman, in 1950 and continues today in each of the communities we serve.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

For 40 years, Northeast Ohio Medical University has worked in collaboration with its educational, clinical and research partners to successfully train health professionals and medical researchers who serve and impact the region and beyond. The University trains students in a team-based, interprofessional environment and offers doctor of medicine (M.D.) and doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees and research opportunities in other medical areas.